processing of information, especially the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined systems of procedure.
(computing) the combined processing of numerical data, graphics, text, etc
the process of gathering, retrieval, storage, searching of informational data; also called data processing
See information processing
Either the preparation of data for processing by a computer, or the storage and processing of raw data by the computer itself.
- Information processing language
(IPL) Said to be the first list-processing language, also the first language to support recursion. Written by Allen Newell, J.C. Shaw and H. Simon at Carnegie ca. 1956. It was very low level. Versions: IPL-I (never implemented), IPL-II (1957 for JOHNNIAC), IPL-III (existed briefly), IPL-IV, IPL-V (1958, for IBM 650, IBM 704, IBM 7090, many […]
noun 1. the systematic storage and recovery of data, as from a file, card catalog, or the memory bank of a computer. Abbreviation: IR. noun 1. (computing) the process of recovering specific information from stored data
- Information question
noun 1. another term for WH question
- Information scent
noun visual and linguistic cues on a Web site to the information it contains Examples The effect of information scent on searching and browsing is being studied. Word Origin from information foraging theory