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This page provides an overview of 18 articles related to 'identifier', 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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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)

Key statistics

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

  • 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': 38.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

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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Title Article summary Date

Editorial Introduction to Issue 70

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 70.

November 2012, issue70, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 68

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne issue 68.

March 2012, issue68, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 67: Changes Afoot

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 67.

July 2011, issue67, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 66: Sanity Check

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 66.

January 2011, issue66, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 65: Ariadne in Search of Your Views

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 65.

October 2010, issue65, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 63: Consider the Users in the Field

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 63.

April 2010, issue63, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 62: The Wisdom of Communities

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 62.

January 2010, issue62, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2008, issue57, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 56: More Light Than Heat

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 56.

July 2008, issue56, editorial

We Do Not Know We Are Born (Digital)

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 54.

January 2008, issue54, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2008, issue54, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 49: Technology Is Only Part of the Story

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 49.

October 2006, issue49, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 48: Extended Family Net Works

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 48.

July 2006, issue48, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2006, issue48, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2005, issue44, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2005, issue43, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 41: Forces in Train

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 41.

October 2004, issue41, editorial

Functionality in Digital Annotation: Imitating and Supporting Real-world Annotation

Richard Waller looks at both pre-digital and digital concepts of annotation, with a view to how annotation tools might be used in the subject-gateway environment.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

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