Computer

Volume 29 Issue 5 • May 1996

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  • Is it too late for Apple Computer? [Binary critic]

    Publication Year: 1996
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (8)
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    This month brought a rash of new product announcements from Apple Computer. But we have a problem here: According to the press, Apple Computer is about gone-wiped outby the Wintel fruit fly. Or is it? The following interview with longtime veteran of the PC software industry Doug Rosenberg, CEO of Iconix Software Engineering, suggests that if Apple has the willpower, there is a way to rejuvenate th... View full abstract»

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  • Building large-scale digital libraries

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):22 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (18)
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    In this era of the Internet and the World Wide Web, the long-time topic of digital libraries has suddenly become white hot. As the Internet expands, particularly the WWW, more people are recognizing the need to search indexed collections. The paper discusses some of the Digital Library Initiative (DLI) projects which are a good measure of the research into large scale digital libraries. They span ... View full abstract»

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  • Federating diverse collections of scientific literature

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):28 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (13)
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    The Digital Library Initiative (DLI) project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is developing the information infrastructure to effectively search technical documents on the Internet. The authors are constructing a large testbed of scientific literature, evaluating its effectiveness under significant use, and researching enhanced search technology. They are building repositories (or... View full abstract»

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  • Toward work-centered digital information services

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):37 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (1)
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    Work-centered digital information services are a set of library-like services meant to address work group needs. Workplace users especially need to access legacy documents and external collections. They also frequently want to retrieve information (rather than documents per se), and they require that digital information systems be integrated into established work practices. Realizing work-centered... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent access to digital video: Informedia project

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):46 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (73)  |  Patents (92)
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    Carnegie Mellon's Informedia Digital Video Library project will establish a large, on-line digital video library featuring full-content and knowledge-based search and retrieval. Intelligent, automatic mechanisms will be developed to populate the library. Search and retrieval from digital video, audio, and text libraries will take place via desktop computer over local, metropolitan, and wide-area n... View full abstract»

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  • A digital library for geographically referenced materials

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):54 - 60
    Cited by:  Papers (22)  |  Patents (23)
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    Presently, maps, aerial photos, and other material referenced in geographic terms, such as by the names of communities that appear in the material, are largely inaccessible. Much of the information is only on paper or film, and can be found only in major research libraries. There is a need to make such material more widely available. The goal of the Alexandria Project, which is based at the Univer... View full abstract»

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  • Using distributed objects for digital library interoperability

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):61 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    Information repositories are just one of many services tomorrow's digital libraries might offer. Other services include automated news summarization, trend analysis across news repositories, and copyright-related facilities. This distributed collection of services has the potential to be enormously helpful in performing information-intensive tasks. It could also turn such tasks into confusing, fru... View full abstract»

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  • Toward inquiry-based education through interacting software agents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):69 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (30)
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    The University of Michigan Digital Library (UMDL) project is creating an infrastructure for rendering library services over a digital network. When fully developed, the UMDL will provide a wealth of information sources and library services to students, researchers, and educators. Tasks are distributed among numerous specialized modules called agents. The three classes of agents are user interface ... View full abstract»

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  • The next 10,000/sub 2/ years. II

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):78 - 86
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (7)
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    For pt.I see ibid., vol.4, p.64-70 (1996). As microprocessor advances begin to level off, communication network deployment will keep accelerating, and software engineering must face the prospect of radical change if it is to keep pace. The paper considers how the intersection of these ascending and descending technologies will propel the high-tech world into a new model of computing by the year 20... View full abstract»

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  • Employment 2005: boom or bust for computer professionals?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):87 - 98
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Over the last few years, the world's corporations have been restructured, reengineered, downsized, and rightsized. Whatever it is called, the process usually involves laying off workers. Some of the largest upheavals have involved those corporations built around the sale and application of computer technology, and one of the professions affected most is the computing profession. We continue to hea... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Pioneer Awards

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Richard E. Merwin Award

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Taylor L. Booth Award

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Technical Achievement Award

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Activity based software costing

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):103 - 104
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    The study of software economics is not yet mature. For many years, the lines of code (LOG) metrics has tended to conceal major software cost drivers such as the production of requirements, plans, specifications, manuals, and other paper documents. The advent of function point metrics in the late 1970s allowed us to explore the measurement of such noncoding activities, none of which could be proper... View full abstract»

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  • The many faces of inheritance: a taxonomy of taxonomy

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):105 - 108
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    One of the most important considerations in constructing object-oriented software is the methodology of inheritance: how to use this mechanism well. The paper presents a taxonomy comprising twelve kinds of inheritance usage grouped into three broad categories: model inheritance; software inheritance; and variation inheritance. View full abstract»

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  • IPOs. I. Preparation is the key

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):108 - 110
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    The paper discusses the process of assembling the IPO (initial public offering) team. A successful public offering is a collaborative effort. It is important that the IPO team has knowledge of and experience in the industry of the issuing company or at least in a related industry. If the issuer is a company based outside the US, the team should also know the customs and business practices of the i... View full abstract»

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  • Pioneering on the new frontiers of education

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):112 - 114
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    Today's higher education instructors have embarked on a far-ranging detour from the road regularly travelled. Technological enhancements are changing educational approaches by opening new channels for information distribution and instruction. North Dakota State University is taking advantage of such enhancements by bringing the World Wide Web into the classroom with the NDSU World Wide Web Instruc... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching object technology

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Since 1986 I have hardly spent a month without teaching at least one object technology class, to groups large and small. I draw from this experience to suggest a few rules for effective object training in industrial environments. A mOOzak effect is caused by the omnipresence of OO this and OO that in the computer press. The words flow so continuously as to cause a general dilution of the concepts.... View full abstract»

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