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Computer Science and Communications Dictionary

pp 567-567

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This one-of-a-kind reference is unmatched in the breadth and scope of its coverage and serves as the primary reference for students and professionals in computer science and communications. The Dictionary features more than 20,000 entries, carefully crafted to provide clear, precise, and accurate definitions, including up-to-the-minute coverage of technology trends in computer science, communications, networking and supporting protocols. This is a vital reference for any scientist, educator or student who must understand and communicate the rapidly evolving state of knowledge in the field.

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This one-of-a-kind reference is unmatched in the breadth and scope of its coverage and serves as the primary reference for students and professionals in computer science and communications. The Dictionary features more than 20,000 entries, carefully crafted to provide clear, precise, and accurate definitions, including up-to-the-minute coverage of technology trends in computer science, communications, networking and supporting protocols. This is a vital reference for any scientist, educator or student who must understand and communicate the rapidly evolving state of knowledge in the field.

In artificial intelligence, a statement that (a) concerns an entity of the real or virtual world, (b) has a generally accepted validity, and (c) may be viewed as a belief with a high certainty factor, such as a certainty factor that approaches unity, i.e., true, on a scale where a zero corresponds to false and a one corresponds to true. See also artificial intelligence, belief, certainty factor, entity, statement, unity, virtual.

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