Computing in the Middle Ages

This is the story of a young boy and some of his experiences growing up in the Southern part of the United States in the 40's and 50's of this twentieth century.

Computing in the Middle Ages

Author: Severo M. Ornstein

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403315175

Page: 274

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This is the story of a young boy and some of his experiences growing up in the Southern part of the United States in the 40's and 50's of this twentieth century. It includes some accounts of incidents that are deeply filled with pathos and sadness. However, in contrast it climbs the heights of happiness and unfettered joy of the carefree days of southern culture. It is not only his story, but the interactions of parents, siblings, and other kin and also the, rare to this age, endearing, educational, and just simple fun of grandparents and even great-grandparents. The scope is wide and yet focused enough to enable one to become familiar with the people and places in a personal way. History, biography, humor, entertainment-it is all of the above.

Computing in the Middle Ages

Computing in the Middle Ages is designed for the lay reader who wishes to understand some of the background of the computer revolution.

Computing in the Middle Ages

Author: Severo M. Ornstein

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781403315168

Page: 274

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Computing in the Middle Ages is designed for the lay reader who wishes to understand some of the background of the computer revolution. It provides an easily understood and amusing account of what took place in computer research between the 1950s and the 1980s. --from publisher description.

Biomedical Computing

Ornstein, Computing in the Middle Ages, 132. 131. Wesley Clark interview June
26, 2004. 132. Ornstein, Computing in the Middle Ages, 132. 133. Pake's
research in the 1940s on nuclear magnetic resonance provided the basis for the
later ...

Biomedical Computing

Author: Joseph A. November

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421404680

Page: 344

View: 411

Resource added for the Health Information Technology program 105301.

Historical Information Science

... B4 Low Countries , H319 Medieval Frontier project - Cross - border
contactSettlement patterns , 386 - 387 Middle Ages ... 7 - 8 Medieval history
sources Cartularies — Electronic editions , 489 - 490 Epigraphy , 487 Humanities
computing ...

Historical Information Science

Author: Lawrence J. McCrank

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573870719

Page: 1192

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Historical Information Science is an extensive review and bibliographic essay, backed by almost 6,000 citations, detailing developments in information technology since the advent of personal computers and the convergence of several social science and humanities disciplines in historical computing. Its focus is on the access, preservation, and analysis of historical information (primarily in electronic form) and the relationships between new methodology and instructional media, techniques, and research trends in library special collections, digital libraries, data archives, and museums.

Chr tien de Troyes and the German Middle Ages

Martin Jones assumed responsibility for the arduous and time - consuming task
of preparing the text on disk , an operation in which he was aided by the
Computing Centre of King ' s College London , where certain of the contributions
were ...

Chr  tien de Troyes and the German Middle Ages

Author: Martin H. Jones

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859913560

Page: 341

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Studies showing the influence of the French Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes on German medieval literature.

Grid and Distributed Computing

Growing out of the middle ages, a period of decline for almost one thousand
years, Portugal was a the first nation that spearheaded the Age of Discovery and
dominated the world from about 1494 on. Portuguese explores, like Vasco da
Gama, ...

Grid and Distributed Computing

Author: Tai-hoon Kim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642271790

Page: 616

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference, GDC 2011, held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, in December 2011. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focuse on the various aspects of grid and distributed computing.

History of Computing Learning from the Past

IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference, HC 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010,
Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010, Proceedings Arthur Tatnall. Wonder
, Sorcery, and Technology: Contribute to the History of Medieval Robotics Nadia

History of Computing  Learning from the Past

Author: Arthur Tatnall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642151981

Page: 227

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History of Computing: Learning from the Past Why is the history of computing important? Given that the computer, as we now know it, came into existence less than 70 years ago it might seem a little odd to some people that we are concerned with its history. Isn’t history about ‘old things’? Computing, of course, goes back much further than 70 years with many earlier - vices rightly being known as computers, and their history is, of course, important. It is only the history of electronic digital computers that is relatively recent. History is often justified by use of a quote from George Santayana who famously said that: ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’. It is arguable whether there are particular mistakes in the history of computing that we should avoid in the future, but there is some circularity in this question, as the only way we will know the answer to this is to study our history. This book contains papers on a wide range of topics relating to the history of c- puting, written both by historians and also by those who were involved in creating this history. The papers are the result of an international conference on the History of Computing that was held as a part of the IFIP World Computer Congress in Brisbane in September 2010.

Rough Set Theory and Granular Computing

3.1 Definitions and properties Consider a set X corresponding to a vague
concept such as 'young men', 'middle ages'. In this case, the objects belonging to
X are not always agreed by all people. Some people may estimate X as a smaller

Rough Set Theory and Granular Computing

Author: Masahiro Inuiguchi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540005742

Page: 300

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This monograph presents novel approaches and new results in fundamentals and applications related to rough sets and granular computing. It includes the application of rough sets to real world problems, such as data mining, decision support and sensor fusion. The relationship of rough sets to other important methods of data analysis – Bayes theorem, neurocomputing and pattern recognition is thoroughly examined. Another issue is the rough set based data analysis, including the study of decision making in conflict situations. Recent engineering applications of rough set theory are given, including a processor architecture organization for fast implementation of basic rough set operations and results concerning advanced image processing for unmanned aerial vehicles. New emerging areas of study and applications are presented as well as a wide spectrum of on-going research, which makes the book valuable to all interested in the field of rough set theory and granular computing.

Soft Computing in Information Communication Technology

Brief Discussion of "Concept Illustration Art" of Information Age Futing Wang
Institute of Art & Fashion, Tianjin ... such as the famous hand-painted illustrations
in European Middle Ages between missionaries; Illustrations in the books are not

Soft Computing in Information Communication Technology

Author: Jia Luo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642294529

Page: 540

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This book is a collection of the accepted papers concerning soft computing in information communication technology. The resultant dissemination of the latest research results, and the exchanges of views concerning the future research directions to be taken in this field makes the work of immense value to all those having an interest in the topics covered. The present book represents a cooperative effort to seek out the best strategies for effecting improvements in the quality and the reliability of Fuzzy Logic, Machine Learning, Cryptography, Pattern Recognition, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Advancements in ICT.

Multimedia Computing

... were the Stone Age cave painters; then followed the painters and sculptors of
the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; then came photography, film, and digital
storage of movies and photographs. Most recently, a computer science discipline

Multimedia Computing

Author: Gerald Friedland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521764513

Page: 368

View: 657

Humans are the best functioning example of multimedia communication and computing - that is, we understand information and experiences through the unified perspective offered by our five senses. This innovative textbook presents emerging techniques in multimedia computing from an experiential perspective in which each medium - audio, images, text, and so on - is a strong component of the complete, integrated exchange of information or experience. The authors' goal is to present current techniques in computing and communication that will lead to the development of a unified and holistic approach to computing using heterogeneous data sources. Gerald Friedland and Ramesh Jain introduce the fundamentals of multimedia computing, describing the properties of perceptually encoded information, presenting common algorithms and concepts for handling it, and outlining the typical requirements for emerging applications that use multifarious information sources. Designed for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, the book will also serve as an introduction for engineers and researchers interested in understanding the elements of multimedia and their role in building specific applications.

Philosophy and Computing

No wonder that the computer has become a symbol of the second half of the
twentieth century and even of the new millennium, playing a cultural role
comparable to that of mills in the Middle Ages, mechanical clocks in the
seventeenth century ...

Philosophy and Computing

Author: Luciano Floridi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134679599

Page: 256

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Philosophy and Computing explores each of the following areas of technology: the digital revolution; the computer; the Internet and the Web; CD-ROMs and Mulitmedia; databases, textbases, and hypertexts; Artificial Intelligence; the future of computing. Luciano Floridi shows us how the relationship between philosophy and computing provokes a wide range of philosophical questions: is there a philosophy of information? What can be achieved by a classic computer? How can we define complexity? What are the limits of quantam computers? Is the Internet an intellectual space or a polluted environment? What is the paradox in the Strong Artificial Intlligence program? Philosophy and Computing is essential reading for anyone wishing to fully understand both the development and history of information and communication technology as well as the philosophical issues it ultimately raises.


Liber Abaci was one of the most important books on mathematics in the Middle
Ages, introducing the Hindu numeral system (also called Hindu-Arabic numeral
system or Indian-Arabic numeral system) and arithmetic methods throughout ...


Author: Yoshihide Igarashi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482227428

Page: 350

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Exploring a vast array of topics related to computation, Computing: A Historical and Technical Perspective covers the historical and technical foundation of ancient and modern-day computing. The book starts with the earliest references to counting by humans, introduces various number systems, and discusses mathematics in early civilizations. It guides readers all the way through the latest advances in computer science, such as the design and analysis of computer algorithms. Through historical accounts, brief technical explanations, and examples, the book answers a host of questions, including: Why do humans count differently from the way current electronic computers do? Why are there 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, etc.? Who invented numbers, when were they invented, and why are there different kinds? How do secret writings and cryptography date back to ancient civilizations? Innumerable individuals from many cultures have contributed their talents and creativity to formulate what has become our mathematical and computing heritage. By bringing together the historical and technical aspects of computing, this book enables readers to gain a deep appreciation of the long evolutionary processes of the field developed over thousands of years. Suitable as a supplement in undergraduate courses, it provides a self-contained historical reference source for anyone interested in this important and evolving field.

Computers and Medieval Data Processing

Festival : Social Behavior as Identity Formation in the Middle Ages and
Renaissance " is the theme of the sixteenth annual conference of the Center for
Medieval ...

Computers and Medieval Data Processing





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Origins and Foundations of Computing

An old German word for algebra is 'Buchstabenrechnen', which can be translated
as 'alphabet arithmetic'. The most significant contribution of Indian mathematics in
the early Middle Ages was the introduction of letters to designate arbitrary ...

Origins and Foundations of Computing

Author: Friedrich L. Bauer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642029929

Page: 142

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The Heinz Nixdorf Museum Forum (HNF) is the world’s largest c- puter museum and is dedicated to portraying the past, present and future of information technology. In the “Year of Informatics 2006” the HNF was particularly keen to examine the history of this still quite young discipline. The short-lived nature of information technologies means that individuals, inventions, devices, institutes and companies“age” more rapidly than in many other specialties. And in the nature of things the group of computer pioneers from the early days is growing smaller all the time. To supplement a planned new exhibit on “Software and Inform- ics” at the HNF, the idea arose of recording the history of informatics in an accompanying publication. Mysearchforsuitablesourcesandauthorsveryquickly cameupwith the right answer, the very rst name in Germany: Friedrich L. Bauer, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the TU in Munich, one of the - thers of informatics in Germany and for decades the indefatigable author of the“Historical Notes” column of the journal Informatik Spektrum. Friedrich L. Bauer was already the author of two works on the history of informatics, published in different decades and in different books. Both of them are notable for their knowledgeable, extremely comp- hensive and yet compact style. My obvious course was to motivate this author to amalgamate, supplement and illustrate his previous work.

Advanced Level Computing Through Diagrams

Charging interest on loans was banned by Papal Decree in the Middle Ages. It
did not take a genius to see that a Rapal Decree only applied to Christians, and
non-Christians, especially lews, took advantage of this to set up banks. Jewish ...

Advanced Level Computing Through Diagrams

Author: Ian Simons


ISBN: 9780199148738

Page: 112

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Oxford Revision Guides are highly effective for both individual revision and classroom summary work. The diagrammatic approach makes the key concepts and processes, and the links between them, easier to memorize.Comprehensive coverageKey topics are graphically presented on page spreads, making the book extremely easy to use. Additionally, this book features specification matching grids so that you feel confident that your specification is covered.Saves revision timeYour students will save valuable revision time by using these notes instaed of condensing their own. In fact many students are choosing to buy their own copies so that they can colour code or highlight them as they might do with their own revision notes.

Medieval Studies and the Computer

My own research, an extensive survey of medieval English lexicography, has
centered so far on just one collection (that ... researchers at the Literary and
Linguistic Computing Centre of Cambridge University, have been successful in
training ...

Medieval Studies and the Computer

Author: Anne Gilmour-Bryson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483136361

Page: 232

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Medieval Studies and the Computer focuses on the use of computers in medieval studies and humanities research. Topics covered range from encoding and concording texts to the use of conceptual glossaries by medievalists, as well as the use of computers for compiling Middle English lexicography and the Wisconsin Dictionary of the Old Spanish Language. A computer analysis of metrical patterns in the epic Beowulf and of Notker Labeo's Old High German is also presented. Comprised of 26 chapters, this volume begins by discussing "contexts" in concordances and the set of conventions employed in text encoding. The reader is then introduced to the series of initiatives undertaken in Belgium to study Latin literature and linguistics; the use of conceptual glossaries by medieval scholars; and the use of the computer to make a word list of the Decretum Gratiani and to study Geoffrey Chaucer's vocabulary. Subsequent chapters discuss a computer program called KLIC (Key Letter In Context) for graphological analysis; a set of routines written in SAIL (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Language) for use by social historians in quantitative analysis or text processing; and the use of Mark IV, a general-purpose file management system, to analyze medieval charters. This book will be of interest to medievalists, social historians, students and scholars of humanities, and computer scientists.

Making the History of Computing Relevant

... Middle Ages, and it was only in Toricelli's experiments on atmospheric
pressure that are of what the total absence of elements meant – a t is not
surprising that we had to wait until the early ple to envisage control of the
repetitive actions of a s ...

Making the History of Computing Relevant

Author: Arthur Tatnall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642416500

Page: 321

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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2013, held in London, UK, in June 2013. The 29 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to the history of computing and offer a number of different approaches to making this history relevant. These range from discussion of approaches to describing and analyzing the history through storytelling and education to description of various collections, working installations and reconstruction projects. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: the importance of storytelling in museums; spotlight on some key collections and their future plans; thoughts on expanding the audience for computing history; spotlight on some research projects; integrating history with computer science education; putting the history of computing into different contexts; celebrating nostalgia for games - and its potential as Trojan horse; the importance and challenges of working installations; and reconstruction stories.

Cross Disciplinary Advances in Human Computer Interaction User Modeling Social Computing and Adaptive Interfaces

User Modeling, Social Computing, and Adaptive Interfaces Zaphiris, Panayiotis,
Ang, Chee Siang. 5 Cp. to C.P. Snow and the ... Tübingen 2000. p.1: “Beginnings
and ends are arguably the primary myths of the middle ages; but in fin de siècle ...

Cross Disciplinary Advances in Human Computer Interaction  User Modeling  Social Computing  and Adaptive Interfaces

Author: Zaphiris, Panayiotis

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605661430

Page: 472

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"This book develops new models and methodologies for describing user behavior, analyzing their needs and expectations and thus successfully designing user friendly systems"--Provided by publisher.

A Historian s Guide to Computing

Computers and Medieval Historical Texts : An Overview ' , in P. R. Denley and D.
Hopkin ( eds . ) , History and Computing , 3-9 . Computer Applications to
Medieval Studies ( Kalamazoo , 1984 ) . HERLIHY , D. , ' Computer - Assisted
Analysis ...

A Historian s Guide to Computing

Author: Daniel I. Greenstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Page: 268

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This comprehensive guide is written for historians and other scholars with no prior expertise in the use of computers who need to know what kind of problems computers can solve. Dr Greenstein offers advice on how to exploit the computer and avoid potential pitfalls in day-to-day tasks, from bibliographic management to the use of electronic mail, and on-line library catalogues. The three central chapters on research methods examine databases and information management; numbers and measurement (including statistics, and graphical and tabular display); and document preparation and textual analysis. The final chapter offers an eight-point guide to project management which will help the user to harness the computer in a cost-effective, efficient, and productive manner for projects of any size and complexity. Throughout the book methodological and technical discussion is presented in straightforward and precise language, augmented by comprehensible diagrams, with reference to real historical problems and data sets. The book is not tied to specific software or solutions, but offers numerous signposts for the reader in search of more detailed or more narrowly defined information.