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information processing

information processing \in`for*ma"tion pro"ces*sing\, n. The processing of information, especially by computers, including the organization, distribution, and frequently the analysis of data and the presentation of results in easily understood form.

information processing

n. the sciences concerned with gathering and manipulating and storing and retrieving and classifying recorded information [syn: information science, informatics, IP]

Information processing

Information processing is the change (processing) of information in any manner detectable by an observer. As such, it is a process that describes everything that happens (changes) in the universe, from the falling of a rock (a change in position) to the printing of a text file from a digital computer system. In the latter case, an information processor is changing the form of presentation of that text file. Information processing may more specifically be defined in terms used by Claude E. Shannon as the conversion of latent information into manifest information (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2011). Latent and manifest information is defined through the terms of equivocation (remaining uncertainty, what value the sender has actually chosen), dissipation (uncertainty of the sender what the receiver has actually received), and transformation (saved effort of questioning – equivocation minus dissipation) (Denning and Bell, 2012).

Information processing (disambiguation)

Information processing is the change (processing) of information in any manner detectable by an observer.

Information processing may also refer to:

Usage examples of "information processing".

And they still know worryingly little about the deep history of intelligence in this universe, about the origins of the router network that laces so many dead civilizations into an embrace of death and decay, about the distant galaxy-scale bursts of information processing that lie at measurable red-shift distances, even about the free posthumans who live among them in some senses, collocated in the same light cone as these living fossil relics of old-fashioned humanity.

When you put in all these numbers, you come out with a rate of information processing by the brain, in bits per second.

The speed and accuracy of human information processing can be measured by comparing the speed of information input with the speed and accuracy of output.

Once again, this emphasizes how separate and distinctive are the various streams of brain information processing.

And she should never forget that JonVon, as a bio-organic construct, was midway between humans and silicon computers in his information processing.

It's a services outfit, mostly storage and information processing.

Waterhouse knows that those little islands, before the war, had only one economic function: information processing.