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Science, computers, and the information onslaught : a collection of essays

Author: Donald M Kerr; Karl Braithwaite; N Metropolis
Publisher: Burlington : Academic Press/Elsevier Science, [2014], ©1984.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kerr, Donald M.
Science, Computers, and the Information Onslaught : A Collection of Essays.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Kerr; Karl Braithwaite; N Metropolis
ISBN: 9781483263052 1483263053
OCLC Number: 898772176
Notes: 6. Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits.
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages)
Contents: 3. The Teleological Continuum4. Evolution and Intentional Control; 5. Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes and References; Chapter 5. Machines and Elephants Never Forget; Chapter 6. Review of the Quantum-Mechanical Measurement Problem; 1. Introduction; 2. The Measurement Process-Can Quantum Mechanics Describe It?; 3. Two Proposals to Reconcile Quantum Mechanics with the Measurement Process; 4. Other Weaknesses of Measurement Theory; 5. The Limits of Validity of Our Quantum Mechanics; References; Chapter 7. How Does One Get So Much Information from So Few Assumptions?; References. Part III: Science and the Information OnslaughtChapter 8. Has Anything Changed Since ""Science, Government, and Information""?; 1. Introduction; 2. The Great Change: Energy; 3. Energy Information as a Paradigm; Reference; Chapter 9. Some Aspects of the Information Onslaught in Geoscience; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 10. Libraries in the Year 2000; 1. The Library in Its Environment; 2. Collection versus Access; 3. Bibliographic Control; 4. Summary; References; Part IV: Computers and the Information Onslaught; Chapter 11. Large-Scale Parallel Computers. 1. Approaches to Future Large-Scale Computers2. Data Motion in a Perfect Shuffle Connection Network; Conflict Resolution; 3. The ""Paracomputer"" Notion and Its Synchronization Operations; 4. Operating System Kernel; 5. Scientific Code Studies; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 12. Information and Digital Computing: Too Much With Us, Near and Far?; 1. From Where Is the Information Onslaughting?; 2. All Dressed Up and No Idea of Where To Go; 3. Birth Defects: The Chock in Front of the Wheel of Progress; 4. Appropriate Behavior upon Entering the Promised Land: MIMD Networking. 5. Meanwhile, Back on the Hardware Frontier6. Now That You Have Everything You Ever Wanted; 7. But Is There Life After 1991?; 8. Aren't Those the Opening Bars of the Finale?; Disclaimer; Chapter 13. Words and Sounds; Chapter 14. Natural Language Based Information Management Systems; 1. Why English; 2. Underlying Models; 3. Evaluating Natural Language Processing Systems; 4. Conclusions; References; Chapter 15. SANDIA AND INFORMATION HANDLING; 1. Safeguards; 2. Nuclear Power Plant Safety; 3. Asymmetric Encryption; 4. Self-Guided Robots; 5. Computer-Aided Design and Manufacture.
Responsibility: edited by Donald M. Kerr [and others].

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