IBM chess glossary? Does that make any sense? Yes! Actually the chess glossary found on the IBM site is a rather small one and it might have waited bit longer until its inclusion to DictionaryNet. But it is not always only about the glossary; also the framework counts.
If a site hosts a glossary to a certain subject you can expect that the site as such focuses in some way on the same subject, right? And I truly love the pages of IBM devoted to the greatest fight ever between human brain and computer: “In May 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue Supercomputer played a fascinating match with the reigning World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov. The event was captured live only on this Web site, where millions of chess and computing fans tuned in to witness the event in real-time. This Web site is an archive of that event, and information on this site has not been updated since the end of the match. ”
So that’s the answers, why IBM has a chess glossary: Deep Blue!
Example Term: En Passant
(In passing) A special pawn capture which can only be effected once by each side in a game. If, for example, Black has a pawn on his fifth rank (say e4) and White, taking advantage of the facility to move a pawn two squares forward on its first move, moves (say) d2-d4, Black can capture this pawn – but only on the very next move – placing the capturing pawn on d3.
Glossary / Dictionary Details
|Title: IBM Chess Glossary||Terms: 120|
|Link: http://www.research.ibm.com/deepblue/reference/html/i.2.html||Language: English|
|Quote as: Chess Glossary. © Copyright IBM Corporation 1994, 2011. All rights reserved. [+link]||Last visited: November 04, 2011|
No. of terms: several thousands!
This IBM resource, or should we say computer dictionary, consolidates the terminology from many IBM products, but at its core it holds endless entries of base computer terminology, terms and definitions. It is to my best knowledge one of the most comprehensive and best maintain reference source for everything computer on the Web.
Example term: build
- (1) The process during which a build program (clearmake, clearaudit, or omake) produces one or more derived objects. This may involve actual translation of source files and construction of binary files by compilers, linkers, text formatters, and so on.
- (2) An operational version of a system or part of a system that demonstrates a subset of the capabilities to be provided in the final product.
- (3) To create or modify resources, usually based on the state of other resources. A Java builder converts Java source files into executable class files, for example, and a Web link builder updates links to files whose name or location has changed.
- (4) To convert a product from source code to a binary or executable software product.
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