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Access rights to hardware

X

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Accumulator

A special purpose register used by the Arithmetic Logic Unit to hold the accumulated results of calculations

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Accuracy

A measure of how well a computer representation of an image, sound etc. matches the original

4

Adaptive maintenance

X

5

ADC

Analogue to digital converter used to generate a digital signal from analogue input

6

Address Bus

Used to pinpoint a memory location

7

Addressability

X

8

Adjustable-Split Keyboard

A three-piece folding keyboard organised into three adjustable sections

8

ADSL

ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - a modem technology which converts existing twisted-pair telephone lines into access paths for multimedia and high-speed data communications. ADSL can transmit up to 6Mbps to a subscriber, and as much as 832Kbps or more in both directions

9

ADPCM

X

10

Adware

Adware is software which is free to use but which pays for itself by presenting the user with advertising material

11

Advances in computer hardware

X

12

AI

See Artificial Intelligence.

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ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit)

ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit) is part of the CPU which carries out computation & is the heart of a computer where data is processed and manipulated

14

Analysis

X

15

Animation

X

16

Anti-aliasing

X

17

Anti-virus software

Searching for virus signatures

Use of Checksum

Memory Resident Monitoring

Heuristic detectors

18

Application-based performance tests

X

19

Applications

X

20

Arrays (one dimensional)

X

21

Artificial Intelligence

X

22

Artificial Intelligence applications and uses

X

24

Artificial Intelligence development

X

24

Artificial Intelligence practical problems

X

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Artificial neurons

X

27

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

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Artificial Neural Systems (ANS)

X

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Aspects of intelligence

X

30

Asynchronous Transmission

A character is sent as soon as it is available rather than using a clock pulse to synchronise transfer

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Authoring software

X

32

AVI

Audio Video Interleaved

33

Anti-virus software detection techniques

X

34

Acceptance testing

Testing of software outside the development organisation and usually at the client site.

35

Adaptive maintenance

Takes place when a program’s environment changes, for example a different operating system.

36

Algorithm

A detailed sequence of steps which, when followed, will accomplish a task.

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Alpha testing

Testing of software within the development organisation.