Short for Demand-Assigned Multiple Access, DAMA is a satellite channel access protocol that provides a highly efficient means of instantaneously assigning channels in a transponder according to immediate traffic demands. DAMA essentially matches user demands to available satellite capacity.
Short for DARPA Agent Markup Language, DAML is a semantic markup language that is specifically an extension to XML and the Resource Description Framework (RDF). DAML is used for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) and compared to the XML standard it offers a better capacity to express semantics (describing objects and the […]
The latest release of DAML, DAML+OIL is a semantic markup language for Web resources, but extends DAML by providing a rich set of constructs to create ontologies and to markup information so that it is machine readable and understandable.
Short for Desk Area Network DAN is an architecture for a multimedia workstation that is based around an ATM interconnect. The architecture is designed to interconnect workstations, multimedia devices and bridges to other networks. Traditionally, multimedia devices were connected to workstations. However, in a Desk Area Network these local devices are connected directly to the […]
(1) Short for data access objects, objects that work with the Jet database engine. DAO objects are generally created with Visual Basic. Once created, a DAO object can be accessed and manipulated by any application that can use the Jet engine. This includes all of the applications in Microsoft Office, such as MS-Word, MS-Access, and […]
Short for Direct Access Storage Device, and pronounced daz-dee, another name for disk drive in the world of mainframes.