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			Application Profile - 




A number of application protocols required for a specified task or industry sector. [Associated with STEP] Trade and Industry, United Kingdom. "Open Systems in Manufacturing". 









 Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency





	
	
Related Terms: Application Profile - application | application protocol | industry | standard for the exchange of product model data | trade |

Archie - A system for locating files that are stored on FTP file servers. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Archie - computer | file transfer protocol | internet | server | world wide web |

Bulletin Board Service - A bulletin board is similar to a network and thus Internet. Requirements for a bulletin board are a computer, modem, and preferably bulletin board software. A bulletin board can contain directories of files (for user downloading) and e-mail facilities (where users can exchange/or post messages). Based on their access privileges, Acronym: BBS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Bulletin Board Service - computer | internet | network | software |

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

Related Terms: Caveat - law | legal |

CCITT Group 4 - This CALS standard for raster graphics incorporates tiling, which divides a large image into smaller tiles. Graphic files are exchanged in CCITT/4 format in a compressed state so they take up much less file space. [MIL-D-28002, FIPS 150] Included with permission from: ArborText. "Getting Started with SGML. 1992" Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: CCITT Group 4 - continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | military | standard | technology |

Computer Graphics Metafile - This file format standard is a two-dimensional picture description or vector-oriented illustration data delivered in digital format. CGM is suited for illustrations often found in training, maintenance, and technical manuals. [MIL-D-28003, ISO 8632.1-4, FIPS 128-1] 1994. Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994 "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Acronym: CGM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Computer Graphics Metafile - computer | military | software | vector graphics |

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 |

Declaration File - A file accompanying any set of transferred files comprising a document; provides all information necessary to the successful disposition of the digital files at the destination, but has no purpose beyond that function. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B" 3 November 1992

Related Terms: Declaration File - computer | data | file | software |

Distributed Database - A database whose objects (tables, views, columns and files) reside on more than one system in a network, and can be accessed or updated from any system in the network. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Distributed Database - data | data base | distributed systems | network | software | system |

Document Image File - A digital data file representation of a human interpretable document. Examples are raster image files and page description language files. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

Related Terms: Document Image File - computer | data | document | graphics standard | software |

Document Type Definition - A DTD is the formal definition of the elements, structures, and rules for marking up a given type of SGML document. You can store a DTD at the beginning of the document or externally in a separate file. Acronym: DTD Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: ArborText Getting Started with SGML, 1992

Related Terms: Document Type Definition - computer | document type | document type declaration | software |

Drawing - An engineering document or digital data file (s) that discloses (directly or by reference), by means of graphic or textual presentations, or a combination of both, the physical and functional requirements of an item. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B", 3 November 1992

Related Terms: Drawing - data | design | engineering | manufacturing |

Electronic Mail (1) - Any communications service that permits the electronic transmission and storage of messages and attached/enclosed files. Acronym: E-Mail Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Electronic Mail (1) - communications | computer | internet | software | telecommunications | world wide web |

File - A digital repository of organized information consisting of records, items or arrays, and data elements. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B", 1992

Related Terms: File - computer | data | document | information | software | text file |

File Transfer Protocol (1) - A way of transferring files between computers. A protocol that describes file transfers between a host and a remote computer. It is also used to program based on this protocol. Acronym: FTP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: File Transfer Protocol (1) - computer | communications | data | gopher | internet | protocol | software |

File Transfer, Access and Management - The Open Systems Interconnection standard for file transfer (i.e., the communication of an entire file between systems), file access (i.e., the ability to remotely access one or more records in a file) and management (e.g., the ability to create/delete, name/rename a file). Acronym: FTAM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: File Transfer, Access and Management - communications | file | file transfer protocol | internet | management | network |

Formatting Output Specification Instance - A FOSI is used for formatting SGML documents. It is a separate file that contains formatting information for each element in a document. Acronym: FOSI Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: ArborText Getting Started with SGML, 1992

Related Terms: Formatting Output Specification Instance - computer | markup | standard generalized markup language | software | specification |

Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile - The U.S. government's OSI protocols that address communication and inter-operation of computer systems across government agencies; they mandate that network procurements comply with the Open System Interconnection model. [ed. The Canadian Government also endorses GOSIP] .e. TBITS.] Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993. Acronym: GOSIP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile - communications | computer | government | information management | network | procurement |

Initial Graphics Exchange Standard - A neutral file format for the representation and transfer of product definition data among CAD/CAM systems and application programs. Acronym: IGES Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Initial Graphics Exchange Standard - computer-aided design | computer-aided manufacturing | graphics standard | standard | system |

Tag Image File Format - A de facto standard format for image files. Acronym: TIFF Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Tag Image File Format - computer | file | graphics standard | standard |

Tape Set - A group of one or more magnetic tapes which collectively represent the collection of related files comprising a specific delivery of a document or documents. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B" 1992 Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B" 1992 Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Tape Set - data | document | file | media |

Telnet (1) - A terminal emulation protocol that lets you logon to other computers on the internet. Once logged on you can retrieve files from or send files to that remote computer. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Telnet (1) - communications | computer | internet | protocol | software | world wide web |

Text File - A file which uses the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) or similar system to represent the text of a document. Data within a text file are delineated as human readable words, sentences, and paragraphs rather than data elements. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-A" 1993

Related Terms: Text File - ascii | computer | data | document | file | information |

Text-Graphics Integration - The necessary indexing and linkages between a computer readable text file and a separate computer readable graphics file, or graphics subsection of the same text file, such that both portions can be output or updated as a single, apparently continuous, unit. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-A" 1993

Related Terms: Text-Graphics Integration - computer | document | file | graphics standard | information | integration | text file |

Wide Area Information Server (1) - Software that is used to index large text files in servers. On the client side, it finds and retrieves documents in databases, based on user-defined keywords. WAIS indexes can be searched for everything from government documents and treaties to documents about obscure religious sects. Acronym: WAIS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Wide Area Information Server (1) - client | data base | file | local-area network | network | server | software | text file | wide-area network |

World Wide Web (1) - A network of servers that uses hypertext links to find and access files. Many Web sites also support video and sound. Acronym: WWW Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: World Wide Web (1) - commerce | communications | computer | hardware | hypertext | information | internet | marketing | markup | network | protocol | server | software | trade |


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