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compute : to determine especially by mathematical means Compute the area of the triangle.; also : to determine or calculate by means of a computer computing pi to over one billion places — Webster

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Encyclopedia

Computation is any type of calculation that follows a well-defined model understood and expressed as, for example, an algorithm. The study of computation is paramount to the discipline of computer science. — Wikipedia

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Directory

DMOZ Open Directory Project (AOL)

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Theory

Theory of Computation (CSAIL, MIT)

Preservation

History


History of computers (Georgi Dalakov)


Mechanical Aids to Computation and the Development of Algorithms (Paul E. Dunne)
The History of Early Computing Machines, from Ancient Times to 1981 (Vincze Miklós, Gizmodo)
History of Computing (Wikipedia)

Museum

Computational Sciences (American Museum of Natural History)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course


Introduction to Computational Media (Ian Bogost, Georgia Tech)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium

Community

Organization

Association for Computing Machinery

Event

Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)

Forum

Reddit

Blog

WordPress

News

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Lego Turning Machine.org
What is Turing Machine (AlanTuring.net)
Turing Machine (Wolfram’s Mathworld)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future


Quantum Computing (Wikipedia)

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  • Are Bots a Danger for Political Election...
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg (Germany)Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) in Germany have probed the extent to which autonomous social bots were used on Twitter during Japan's general elections in 2014. The team analyzed more than 540,000 tweets using a corpus linguistics strategy so large volumes of text could be examined, and found nearly 80 percent of the investigated tweets were duplicates traced back to a total of 3,722 original tweets. Five […]

  • Fake News 'Vaccine': Online Game May 'Inoculate'...
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    University of CambridgeResearchers at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. say they have developed a new online game designed to provide "general immunity" against fake news and propaganda. Players are encouraged to sow anger, mistrust, and fear in the public by manipulating digital news and social media within a simulation. Participants build audiences by publishing polarizing lies, deploying Twitter bots, visually doctoring evidence, and inciting conspiracy theories following public […]

  • Building a Passion for STEM Studies Among Women...
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Troy MediaTwenty percent of Canada's post-secondary science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students are currently female, even though jobs in STEM-related fields are growing three times faster than other parts of the economy and paying 12 percent higher, note Canadian Sens. Art Eggleton and Raymonde Saint-Germaine. They cite several ways to address the STEM gender deficit, such as by providing more active female STEM role models for girls at a much younger age. "We need to invest […]

  • Copycatch
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The Telegraph (India)Indraprastha Institute of Information in India professor Mayank Vatsa and colleagues have created a deep-learning algorithm to help people identify doctored images by focusing on specific areas of the human face. "We look at areas of the face that are most likely to be altered--the skin around the eyes, the mouth, or the forehead," Vatsa says. "In an untouched image, the face shows up as a blend of finely changing textures. Our algorithm looks for unusual smoothness, a […]

  • Alexa, How Do Word Senses Evolve?
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Lehigh UniversityResearchers at Lehigh University recently conducted a study examining 1,000 years of English language development, and found the kinds of algorithms that human minds have used to extend existing words to new senses of meaning. They say this reverse engineering of how human language evolved could be applied to neural language processing by machines. The researchers identified an algorithm called "nearest-neighbor chaining" as the mechanism that best describes how word senses […]