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(of a computers) able to "learn" from experience, used in applica¬tions such as speech recognition and medical diagnosis

neural a.

2

[C] a discussion group on the Internet which is focused on a particular topic

newsgroup n.

3

[C] a pseudonym users give themselves, either to protect their identity or to create an online presence

nickname n.

4

[C] an interconnection point on a computer network where numerous lines come together at the same switch

node n.

5

related to an approach to programming in which each data item with the operations used on it is designated as an object

object-oriented a.

6

not connected to the computer and not turned on; or not connected to a computer network or the Internet

offline a.

7

[C] a model for describing the world that consists of a objects or con¬cepts, their properties and their relationships

ontology n.

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[C] the main control program of a computer that schedules tasks, manages storage, and handles peripherals

operating system n.

9

[C] a piece of a message that is formatted for transmission on a network and includes its source and destination in the header

packet n.

10

[C] a secret sequence of letters and other symbols for authentication to log into a computer system

password n.

11

- to insert code into a computer program to fix or modify it in some way
- [C] the code inserted into a computer program to fix or modify it in some way

patch v., n.

12

[C] the exact directions to a file on a computer, usually described by means of the hierarchical filing system

path n.

13

[C] an kind of handheld and palm-sized PC, electronic organizer, smartphone, or pager

personal digital assistant (PDA) n.

14

[C] a computer in a communications network where any computer on the network can be a client and/or server

peer n.

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[C] any piece of hardware connected to a computer, or any part of the computer outside the CPU and working memory

peripheral n.

16

[U] the practice of tricking a user into giving away personal information into a fake form on the Internet

phishing n.

17

[U] the unauthorized copying of copyrighted software or media for personal or commercial use.

piracy n.

18

the hardware and/or operating system on which a program runs

platform n.

19

- [C] a radio-style show that is downloaded in MP-3 or video format
- to upload a radio-style show in MP-3 or video format

podcast n., v.

20

[C] a symbol displayed on the computer screen that is moved by means of a mouse, stylus, trackball, etc.

pointer n.

21

- [C] a place on a computer to connect sth or an endpoint to a logical connection
- to move software from one computer system to another

port n., v.

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[C] a site that is intended to be the point of entry to the Web

portal n.

23

- a message sent to an Internet discussion group for all the group members to read
- to put a message or computer file on the Internet so that other people can see it

post n., v.

24

[C] a peripheral that prints text or illustra-tions on paper; essential to have if you want a hard copy of your work

printer n.

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[C] a printed version of text or data from a computer

printout (also: hard copy) n.