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			AEMI - 




Advanced Environment for Medical Image Interpretation, an AIM project. 




 Acronym: AEMI





 Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm





	
	
Related Terms: AEMI - international | trade |

AIM - Advanced Informatics in Medicine, a 1988 research programme on the development and application of information technology and telecommunications to medicine and health care for both medical practitioners and manufacturers of medical products and equipment. Acronym: AIM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: AIM - international | trade |

Air - A transportation medium; the atmosphere; or the area between earth and space.

Related Terms: Air - aircraft | airport | medium | transportation |

ASSIST - Assessment of Information Systems and Technologies in Medicine, an AIM project. Acronym: ASSIST Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ASSIST - international | trade |

Basket of Currencies - Those currencies which together determine the value of the European Currency Unit (ECU). Each currency in the basket is weighted according to its country's gross national product (GNP), trade, and short-term credit quotas. Part of the European Monetary System (EMS), full participation in the basket was regarded as an important Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Basket of Currencies - international | trade |

Caveat - A petition filed with a court to postpone court proceedings.

Related Terms: Caveat - law | legal |

COMEDI - Commerce Electronic Data Interchange, a 1993 initiative on developing a trans-European statistical information and telematics infrastructure and network. Acronym: COMEDI Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: COMEDI - international | trade |

Commercial Letter of Credit - A letter from a bank or lending institution that authorizes an account holder to draw drafts within set limits, and requires the repayment of such drafts by the account holder.

Related Terms: Commercial Letter of Credit - account | debt | draft | letter of credit | loan |

Data Item Description - A DID identifies specific data requirements, which may include the format of a report used to display the data. Most current DID's were prepared with only the hard copy (paper, aperture card, etc.) document environment in mind. In a CALS environment, two aspects of data acquisition must be examined to Acronym: DID Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

Related Terms: Data Item Description - acquisition | contracting | data | procurement | software | specification |

Defacto Standard - A standard which has been endorsed by industry or government, but not officially approved by an accredited standards body such as ISO. Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Defacto Standard - continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | industry | international standards organization | proprietary standard | standard |

Depot Maintenance - Activities extending beyond the capabilities of the organizational or intermediate levels. Depot maintenance tasks include overhaul, repair, major modification, and technical assistance. Acronym: DM

Related Terms: Depot Maintenance - field maintenance | intermediate maintenance | levels of maintenance | maintenance | organizational maintenance | overhaul | repair |

DIMPE - Distributed Integrated Multimedia Publishing Environment, a RACE project. Acronym: DIMPE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: DIMPE - international | trade |

Drayage - A service offered by a motor carrier for the cartage of rail or ocean containers from a dock to an intermediate or final destination, or the charge for such cartage.

Related Terms: Drayage - carrier | cartage | container | dock | motor carrier | ocean | port | rail | service |

DRIVE - Dedicated Road Infrastructure for Vehicle Safety in Europe, a major initiative begun in 1988 to apply information technology to the improvement of road safety and the reduction of environmental pollution by road traffic. Acronym: DRIVE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: DRIVE - international | trade |

EDI - Electronic Data Interchange, a linkage between EC chemical industries and their trading partners. Acronym: EDI Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: EDI - international | trade |

EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport - United Nations rules for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport. They comprise a set of internationally agreed upon standards, directories and guidelines for the electronic interchange of structured data related to trade in goods and services between independent computerized information systems. [ISO 9735]UN/EDIFACT Introduction to UN/EDIFACT with latest Acronym: EDIFACT Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport - commerce | data | electronic data interchange | electronic funds transfer | international | standard | transport | transportation |

Electronic Commerce (1) - The end-to-end digital exchange of all information needed to conduct business. Examples include EDI transactions, electronic mail, archives, audit trails, and all forms of records, including graphical images. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS). Acronym: EC Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Electronic Commerce (1) - business | commerce | communications | electronic data interchange | exchange | information management | interchange | interface | management | protocol | telecommunications | trade |

Electronic Commerce Resource Center - Electronic Commerce Resource Centers were established by Congress to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) transition from out-moded, paper-intensive methods of doing business to highly automated integrated processes. The tools needed to make this transition are known collectively as "Electronic Commerce" (EC), initiatives including CALS, EDI, Concurrent Engineering and Legacy Acronym: ECRC Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Electronic Commerce Resource Center - continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | electronic commerce |

Electronic Data Interchange (1) - The business-to-business interconnection of computers for the rapid exchange of a wide variety of documents, from bills of lading to build tickets at auto plants. Acronym: EDI Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Electronic Data Interchange (1) - electronic commerce | trucking |

Electronic Data Interchange (2) - The inter-organizational, computer-to-computer exchange of structured information in a standard, machine-processable format. [Standards include EDIFACT and ANSI X.12] AECMA 2000M] EDI World Institute, 1994.:ArborText. Acronym: EDI Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Electronic Data Interchange (2) - business | commerce | communications | electronic commerce | exchange | interchange | interface | management | protocol | standard | telecommunications | trade |

Electronic Design Interchange Format - A neutral, platform independent format for the interchange of integrated circuit design data from design to manufacturing organizations. Acronym: EDIF Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Electronic Design Interchange Format - communications | computer | data | design | manufacturing | software |

Electronic Funds Transfer (2) - EFT is a technology (one of the electronic commerce technologies) that allows the transfer of funds from the bank account of one person or organization to that of another. EFT is also used to refer to the action of using this technology. It is an important addition in the organization Acronym: EFT Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Electronic Funds Transfer (2) - commerce | data | electronic commerce | electronic data interchange | financial | interchange | trade |

EURO-AIM - European Organization for an Audiovisual Independent Market, part of the MEDIA programme, offering support and advice for independent producers. Acronym: EURO-AIM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: EURO-AIM - international | trade |

Information Superhighway - The Information Superhighway is a network that will potentially connect every government agency, business, and citizen providing a means of rapid access to information (in digital form) and electronic communication to every business and citizen in the country. This vision is an unprecedented nationwide (and ultimately worldwide) electronic communications network Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Information Superhighway - commerce | communications | electronic commerce | information management | internet | marketing | telecommunications | trade | world wide web |

Interactive Electronic Technical Manual - An interactive, intelligent access environment for large volumes of graphical and text-based technical information. It provides a complete electronic technical manual that is linked to text, drawings, photographs, [video] and fault isolation procedures. [MIL-M-87268] National Security Industrial Association. "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference". Acronym: IETM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Interactive Electronic Technical Manual - information management | maintenance | support | technical data | technical manual | technology |

INTERMAPS - Interactive Multimedia Access Publishing Services, a Internal Market. A common market decided upon in 1985 and implemented by the end of 1992. Acronym: INTERMAPS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: INTERMAPS - international | trade |

Irrevocable Letter of Credit - A letter of credit that may only be revoked if the account holder fails to meet the terms of credit; a guaranteed letter of credit.

Related Terms: Irrevocable Letter of Credit - account | debt | draft | letter of credit | loan |

Letter of Credit - A letter from a bank or lending institution that authorizes an account holder to draw drafts within set limits, and requires the repayment of such drafts by the account holder. Acronym: LOC

Related Terms: Letter of Credit - account | debt | draft | commercial letter of credit | loan |

Levels of Maintenance - The distinctive depths of repair, maintenance, or inspection for which a system or component is designed; examples are no repair, two-level, three-level, five-level, depot, intermediate, or field.

Related Terms: Levels of Maintenance - level of repair | level of repair analysis | repair | repair levels |

Magnetic Tape - Magnetic tape is the preferred physical medium for delivery of technical data in digital form because it is a mature, stable technology that is able to handle the large volumes of data typically involved in a major weapon system acquisition. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

Related Terms: Magnetic Tape - computer | data | hardware | medium | software | technical data | technology |

MEDIA - Measues for Encouraging the Development of the Audiovisual Production Industry, a 1987 initiative to encourage and sustain EC film and television production. Acronym: MEDIA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MEDIA - international | trade |

Mediterranean Policy - The collection of trade agreements signed by the EC with states that border the Mediterranean, and various educational, economic and scientific initiatives that focus upon the Mediterranean area. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Mediterranean Policy - international | trade |

Medium - A system or environment in which something functions or operates; a channel or pathway; or a means or method of operation.

Related Terms: Medium - channel | environment | function | operation | system | transportation |

MEDSPA - Mediterranean Special Programme of Action, a 1991 initiative on the protection and improvement of the environment in the Mediterranean region. Acronym: MEDSPA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MEDSPA - international | trade |

MERMAID - Marine Environment Remote-Controlled Measuring and Integrated Detection, an MERMAIDS. Mediterranean Eddy Resolving Modelling and Interdisc Studies, a MAST project. Acronym: MERMAID Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MERMAID - international | trade |

Multimedia - Used essentially to define applications and technologies that manipulate text, data, images and voice full motion video objects. Typically associated with PCs, but increasingly associated with networked-based applications. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Multimedia - computer | design | education | file | hardware | information management | marketing | network | premo | software | telecommunications |

Optical Disk - An unalterable optical storage medium that allows large amounts of data to be permanently written to it. An optical disk is read using laser and magnetic technology and has a useful life span of 100 plus years. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Optical Disk - compact disk read-only memory | computer | data | data base | hardware | medium |

Parser - A parser is a specialized software program that recognizes SGML and markup in a document. A parser that reads a DTD and checks and reports on markup errors is a validating SGML parser. A parser can be built into an SGML editor to prevent incorrect tagging and to check whether Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: ArborText "Getting Started with SGML", 1992

Related Terms: Parser - computer | document type definition | markup | program | software | standard generalized markup language |

Pipeline - A transportation medium for moving fluids from one place to another.

Related Terms: Pipeline - transportation | medium |

PREMO - A proposed international standard that specifies techniques for creating audiovisual interactive applications that recognize and emphasize the interrelationships among user interfaces, multimedia applications, and multimedia information interchange. PREMO includes interfaces for external storage, retrieval, and interchange of multimedia objects. The objective of PREMO is to consider the needs of the Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: National Security Industrial Association "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference"

Related Terms: PREMO - graphics standard | interface | international | multimedia | standard |

Propriety Standard - A standard which has been endorsed by industry or government as the accepted international standard, but not officially approved by an accredited standards body such as ISO. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Propriety Standard - commerce | government | industry | international | international standards organization | standard | trade |

Railroad - A transportation medium consisting of a track composed of parallel rails and ties for trains and other rail vehicles; or a system of tracks, equipment, facilities, and property for railroad transportation.  Railroad

Related Terms: Railroad - engine | equipment | facility | rail | railcar | rails | railway | transportation | vehicle |

Rapid Response Manufacturing - One of the major objectives of RRM is to create an engineering information environment that is accessible and useful for multiple engineering and manufacturing applications. Accepted robust standards for process and product data storage and exchange, which commercial vendors actively support, are a necessary ingredient of the infrastructure being developed Acronym: RRM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: National Security Industrial Association "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference"

Related Terms: Rapid Response Manufacturing - acquisition | logistics | manufacturing | parts | procurement | product | production | rapid acquisition of manufactured parts | standard | supply | support |

Real-Time (1) - The description for an operating system that responds to an external event within a short and predictable time frame. Unlike a batch or time-sharing operating system, a real-time operating system provides services or control to independent ongoing physical processes. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group Adapted from: "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Real-Time (1) - design | engineering | information | information management | modeling | network | operation | system |

Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Task force - A Commission agency providing advice and assistance to smaller companies on EC competition policy and the internal market. Acronym: SME Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Task force - international | trade |

Subrogation - The substitution of one creditor for another, or an insurer's subsequent recovery rights over an insured's property following payment of a claim on the property.

Related Terms: Subrogation - creditor | insurance | insurance policy |

Technical Data - Includes flight manuals, operator manuals, maintenance instructions (organizational, intermediate, and depot levels), illustrated parts breakdowns, time compliance technical orders (TCTOs), and commercial manuals required to operate, maintain, service, repair, overhaul, and modify the systems, subsystems, or equipment acquired by the Air Force. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Technical Data - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Telecommunications (1) - The subject of several initiatives in both media policy and information technology. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Telecommunications (1) - international | trade |

TL Carrier - Trucking company which dedicates trailers to a single shipper's cargo, as opposed to an LTL (Less Than Truckload) carrier which transports the consolidated cargo of several shippers and makes multiple deliveries. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: TL Carrier - less than truckload | ltl carrier | trucking | truckload |

Water - A transportation medium; the hydrosphere; oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, streams, canals, and inland waterways.

Related Terms: Water - inland waterway | marine | maritime | ship | transportation | vessel | waterway |

X.25 - A data communication protocol that ensures data integrity while data is being transmitted to, from and within the network. This standard defines the interconnection of packet-switching networks and their associated computers or terminals. These types of networks make efficient use of the telecommunications networks by taking the data generated by Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: X.25 - computer | data | exchange | interface | network | protocol | standard | telecommunications | X.400 | X.500 |

X.400 - Defines the special rules for transmission of a message which may include text, pictures, and graphics, and allows information to be transmitted between computers, without specific manufacturer restrictions. [Ed. a series of recommendations from CCITT]. Adapted from: "Canadian Participation in the Development of EDI Standards" 1991. Included with permission from:Industry Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: X.400 - computer | data | exchange | interface | network | protocol | standard | telecommunications | X.25 | X.500 |

X.500 - The establishment of any global interconnected network, requires a directory. The standard for establishing such a directory is X.500, which enables users to browse through user listings as though they were looking through a telephone book. Ed. a CCITT Standard]on from: Industry Canada. "Canadian Participation in the Development of EDI Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: X.500 - computer | data | exchange | interface | network | protocol | standard | telecommunications | X.25 | X.400 |


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