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Creating Digital Content to Promote Competence

Marina Umaschi Bers

in Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development: From Playpen to Playground

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199757022
eISBN:
9780199933037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757022.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on technologies as spaces to create content, and in the process, to promote the development of competence. Competence is defined as the possession of a skill, knowledge, or ... More


About the Book and Supporting Material

Željko Ivezi, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, Alexander Gray, Željko Ivezi, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, and Alexander Gray

in Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151687
eISBN:
9781400848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151687.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter begins by discussing the meaning of data mining, machine learning, and knowledge discovery. Data mining, machine learning, and knowledge discovery refer to research areas which can all ... More


The Framework

Timothy J. O’Donnell and Noah D. Goodman

in Productivity and Reuse In Language: A Theory of Linguistic Computation and Storage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028844
eISBN:
9780262326803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028844.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter consists of four parts. The first section discusses the ideas behind the modeling framework adopted in the book---structured probabilistic generative models. The second section discusses ... More


Tower of Babel

Nathan Ensmenger

in The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the emergence of programming languages as a means of managing the complexity of the programming process. It traces the development of several of the most prominent automatic ... More


Algol Genes

Subrata Dasgupta

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190843861
eISBN:
9780197559826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843861.003.0005
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In 1969 a “Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 68” was published in the journal Numerische Mathematik. The authors of the report were also its designers, all academic computer scientists, ... More


English in Philippine call centers and BPO operations: Issues, opportunities and research

Jane Lockwood, Helen Price, and Gail Forey

in Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides an overview of some of the current practices and issues relating to English language and communication, based on research in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry ... More


Weird Languages1

Michael Mateas

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0039
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter revisits the important role of various programming languages in the field of software engineering. Its main theme revolves around weird or esoteric programming languages, used for ... More


ASL: The Little Language That Could

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

in Worlds Apart?: Disability and Foreign Language Learning

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116304
eISBN:
9780300144994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116304.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter argues that it is time to move on and away from the defensive outsider and approval-seeking positions that ASL has typically occupied in the academy, especially in relation to other ... More


Language

Florian Cramer

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes the detailed relationship software and language; it states that software processes the natural language and constructs in programming languages. The chapter explores the ... More


Mapping Diasporic Nationalisms: The Filipina/o American Balikbayan in the Philippines

Gina K. Velasco

in Queering the Global Filipina Body: Contested Nationalisms in the Filipina/o Diaspora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043475
eISBN:
9780252052354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043475.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 1 introduces the figure of the Filipina/o American balikbayan, the return migrant or expatriate. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted at the Philippine Studies Program, a heritage ... More


Getting To Know Parallelism

Subrata Dasgupta

in The Second Age of Computer Science: From Algol Genes to Neural Nets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190843861
eISBN:
9780197559826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843861.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Every morning the first thing that X does is make tea for herself. She first turns on the stove and then while the stove ring is heating up, she pours water from the faucet into the kettle. She ... More


The Rise of Translation

Jo Drugan and Andrew Rothwell

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter begins by discussing the history of translation studies programmes British universities. It then examines how the study of French and translation is organised in the UK today. The ... More


Obfuscated Code1

Nick Montfort

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0027
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the concept of obfuscated code or programming, which is an indecipherable and concise program or source code that is unpredictable to humans. It states that the roots of this ... More


Software engineering for bioinformatics

Conrad Bessant, Darren Oakley, and Ian Shadforth

in Building Bioinformatics Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199658558
eISBN:
9780191779466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658558.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter provides a practical introduction to key software engineering practices that can be used to facilitate the efficient production of readable, flexible, and reliable program code even in ... More


Public Service Television in Wales

Caitriona Noonan and Sian Powell

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0039
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the role of public service broadcasting and its broadcasters in Wales. Public service broadcasting plays a crucial role in enhancing citizens' understanding of their culture, ... More


The Prolog Language

Levesque Hector J.

in Thinking as Computation: A First Course

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016995
eISBN:
9780262301411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016995.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter explains how to write computer programs in a language called Prolog. The first section examines the makeup of Prolog programs in detail. The second section does the same for Prolog ... More


Getting Started with R: An introduction for biologists

Andrew P. Beckerman and Owen L. Petchey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601615
eISBN:
9780191774539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601615.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Learning how to get answers from data is an integral part of modern training in the natural, physical, social, and engineering sciences. One of the most exciting changes in data management and ... More


An Area Studies Approach in European and Global Contexts: French Studies in Portsmouth

Emmanuel Godin and Tony Chafer

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the development of a new type of language degree by the staff of the School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS) at Portsmouth Polytechnic. In the 1970s, the traditional model ... More


Source Code

Joasia Krysa and Grzesiek Sedek

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0034
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Source code is a set of human readable computer commands written in high-level programming languages. It also shares some of the parameters of the natural language concept. This chapter starts with a ... More


The Great Formal Machinery Works: Theories of Deduction and Computation at the Origins of the Digital Age

Jan von Plato

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174174
eISBN:
9781400885039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174174.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The information age owes its existence to a little-known but crucial development, the theoretical study of logic and the foundations of mathematics. This book draws on original sources and rare ... More


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