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software : the set of programs, procedures, and related documentation associated with a system and especially a computer system; specifically : computer programs — Webster
Computer software, or just software is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it. In other words, software is a conceptual entity which is a set of computer programs, procedures, and associated documentation concerned with the operation of a data processing system. We can also say software refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of the computer for some purposes. In other words software is a set of programs, procedures, algorithms and its documentation. Program software performs the function of the program it implements, either by directly providing instructions to the computer hardware or by serving as input to another piece of software. Software is also sometimes used in a more narrow sense, meaning application software only. Sometimes the term includes data that has not traditionally been associated with computers, such as film, tapes, and records. — Wikipedia
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Software as a service (SaaS) sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”, is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser. SaaS has become a common delivery model for most business applications, including accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), content management (CM) and service desk management. — Wikipedia
Communications of the ACM: Software The latest news, opinion and research in software, from Communications online.
Using Computers To View The Unseen
on December 10, 2019 at 5:17 pm
A group of scientists from MIT CSAIL has developed a method that can reconstruct hidden video from the subtle shadows and reflections on an observed pile of clutter.
Software Aims To Make Science More Replicable
on December 10, 2019 at 4:34 pm
A new open-source program combines the functions of a word processor with other things one might need when writing scientific research papers.
Hand-Tracking Tech Watches Riders in Self-Driving...
on December 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Researchers have developed a hand-tracking system to determine how long it would take a driver to assume control of a self-driving car in an emergency.
The Most Copied StackOverflow Java Code Snippet...
on December 6, 2019 at 4:53 pm
The most copied StackOverflow Java code snippet of all time is flawed, the snippet's author says.
Can You Hear Me Now?
on December 5, 2019 at 2:58 pm
Columbia University researchers achieve a meeting of minds on Artificial Intelligence-assisted hearing technology.
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A digital approach to proteins and cancer
on December 11, 2019 at 7:55 pm
What if scientists could create more effective drugs to treat cancers and other diseases by better targeting specific sites on proteins in the body?
A robot and software make it easier to create...
on December 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm
A team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the limits for researchers who want to explore large libraries of polymers, including plastics and fibers, for chemical and biological applications such as drugs and regenerative medicine through tissue engineering.
Carpentry Compiler helps woodworkers design...
on December 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Researchers have created Carpentry Compiler, a digital tool that allows users to design woodworking projects. Once a project is designed, the tool creates optimized fabrication instructions based on the materials and equipment a user has available.
Need to safeguard drones and robotic cars against...
on November 27, 2019 at 5:13 pm
Researchers executed successful stealth attacks on real and simulated robotic vehicles, revealing vulnerabilities in the attack detection system most commonly used by such vehicles.
Artificial intelligence algorithm can learn the...
on November 19, 2019 at 3:54 pm
Artificial intelligence can be used to predict molecular wave functions and the electronic properties of molecules. This innovative AI method could be used to speed-up the design of drug molecules or new materials.