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An identifier is a unique expression in a written format either by a code, by numbers or by the combination of both to distinguish variations from one to another among a class of substances, items, or objects. For living organisms and the structural identifications of objects, identifiers could be more complicated. In computer science, Identifiers (IDs) are lexical tokens that name entities. The concept is analogous to that of a "name." Identifiers are used extensively in virtually all information processing systems. Naming entities makes it possible to refer to them, which is essential for any kind of symbolic processing. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Identifier)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'identifier': 291 (16.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'identifier' across all Ariadne articles: 1488
  • Average number of references to 'identifier' per Ariadne article: 5.11
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'identifier': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'identifier': 0.6 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'identifier':

  1. nick nicholas (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. kerry blinco (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. nigel ward (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)

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A Thread of Ariadnes

One of my previous lecturers jokingly said that once you had a title, logo and an acronym for your project, 80% of the work was done. Except I'm not so sure she was joking, now. Ariadne took (relatively) little time to be decided on as a title, but as it turned out, many other projects around the world, and one in particular in the UK, shared this greek mythological name. This has caused problems; for example, lists of digital libraries/training projects occasionally get us mixed up with the Ariadne project at Lancaster. Dr. David Nichols from this Lancaster project gives a brief run-down of other projects that have taken the name Ariadne.

March 1996, issue2, odds and ends

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by Dr. Radut