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This page provides an overview of 10 articles related to 'software', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions telling a computer what to do and how to do it. 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. The term was coined to contrast to the old term hardware (meaning physical devices). In contrast to hardware, software is intangible, meaning it "cannot be touched" (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Software)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'software' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'software': 888 (51.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'software' across all Ariadne articles: 3558
  • Average number of references to 'software' per Ariadne article: 4.01
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'software': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'software': 42.9 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'software':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. paul walk (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Interoperability: What Is It and Why Should I Want It?

Paul Miller explains what interoperability is and why you should want it.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Text Encoding for Interchange: A New Consortium

Lou Burnard on the creation of the TEI Consortium which has been created to take the TEI Guidelines into the XML world.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People

Ann Chapman on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Adaptive Developments for Learning in the Hybrid Library

Wilma Alexander on the SELLIC Project and its aim to support the use of electronic resources in teaching science and engineering.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

How the Oxford English Dictionary Went Online

Laura Elliot explains the use of SGML in the management of the OED text.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Agora: From Information Maze to Market

Bridget Robinson, David Palmer and Rosemary Russell outline the Agora cross-searching software project, and its technical background.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

BIOME

Paula Manning reports on recent developments within BIOME, the health and life sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

LONGITUDE: The Users in the Digital Landscape

Linda Berube on the Longitude project, designed to test a toolkit of qualitative survey methodologies to assess user needs in the digital library.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Web Watch: A Survey Of Numbers of UK University Web Servers

How many web servers are there in the UK Higher Education community? Brian Kelly provides some answers.

June 2000, issue24, tooled up

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 2000, issue24, news and events

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