Glossary of Selected Social Science Computing
and Social Science Data Terms
Other Glossaries and Dictionaries
- Glossary of
(NWP Associates, Inc.)
STATLETS User Manual Copyright, 1997
- Internet Glossary of Statistical Terms
(Howard S. Hoffman, Bryn Mawr College)
Multilingual Statistical Glossary
(Valerie J. Easton and John H. McColl)
(Glossary of Statistical terms)
Part of "SurfStat.australia" by Keith Dear, PhD.
an online text in introductory Statistics from the University of
- The UCLA Statistics
Includes a glossary at
- Decennial Management
U.S. Census Bureau
Terms used by Census Bureau in the management of the census.
Libraries Initiative 2: Glossary
National Science Foundation
- Elwell's Glossary
Started with SAS/GIS Software: Glossary
Ann Green, JoAnn Dionne, and Martin Dennis
From Preserving the Whole: A Two-Track Approach to
Rescuing Social Science Data and Metadata Copyright 1999 by the
Council on Library and Information Resources.
- Glossary: Data
of Research Economics
- Glossary of Research
(from the Reference section of the WorldOpinion site. Offers
definitions of survey research terms.)
of Selected Financial Terms
International Monetary Fund
ICPSR Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social
- The InterPARES
International Research on Permanent Authentic
The InterPARES Project is a major international research initiative in
which archival scholars, computer engineering scholars, national
archival institutions and private industry representatives are
collaborating to develop the theoretical and methodological knowledge
required for the permanent preservation of authentic records created in
electronic systems. The InterPARES Project is based in the School of
Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British
Dictionary of the Social Sciences
Athabasca University, Alberta Canada
Has 1000 entries covering the disciplines of sociology, criminology,
political science and women's study with a commitment to Canadian
examples and events and names This dictionary is an electronic
(database) version of a 900+ item dictionary authored by by Gary
Parkinson, Ph.D. and Robert Drislane, Ph.D. The electronic version is
fully searchable (both terms and definition text).
Relationship Between Digital and Other Media Conversion
Processes: A Structured Glossary of Technical Terms
by M. Stuart Lynn and
The Technology Assessment Advisory Committee
to the Commission on Preservation and Access,
A specialized glossary intended to contribute to a common
understanding of how preservation and access needs can be addressed by
emerging technologies, in order to take full advantage of appropriate
National Science Foundation
- Surveys and
Psychology Lab University of Nebraska
(Formerly "Web of Online Dictionaries"
by Professor Robert
Beard of Bucknell University, now a commercial venture.)
This site provides dozens of links to
dicitionaries of specific lanugages. Also provides links to
Specialized English Dictionaries,
Thesauri and Other Vocabulary Aids,
Language Identifiers and Guessers,
An Index of Dictionary Indices,
A Web of On-line Grammars, and
A Web of Linguistic Fun.
Claims to be "... the most comprehensive and authoritative portal for
language & language-related products and services on the web with more
than 1800 dictionaries with more than 250 languages."
- OneLook dictionaries
There are a number of good dictionaries on the Internet. However, a
person sometimes needs to look at several before finding the word they
seek and the definitions in that dictionary may not give them quite
what they need so they go on to look for the word in other
dictionaries as well. This page is intended to make the above process
quick and painless. The purpose is to encourage people to use
Internet glossaries and dictionaries.
Lists of Dictionaries and Glossaries
(The Michigan Electronic Library)
- List of
(University of Paderborn)
- On-line Dictionaries
(Language Automation, Inc.)
Access to Digital Information
National Library of Australia, Canberra
These glossaries contain terms which are relevant to digital preservation.
The National Library of Australia's Preserving Access to Digital
Information (PADI) initiative aims to provide
mechanisms that will help to ensure that information in digital form is
managed with appropriate consideration
for preservation and future access.
Sciences Dictionary Ring
Computing Dictionaries Page
Glossaries and Dictionaries of Computing Terms
Computing Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms
Glossary of Internet terms
- Computer, Telephony &
Electronics Industry Glossary
- Data Extraction,
Transformation, and Migration Tools - Glossary
(1996) Richard J. Orli, Kismet Analytic Corp.
To support Data Warehouse, Database Consolidation, and Systems
Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
FOLDOC is a searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming
languages, tools, architecture, operating
systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics,
telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies,
projects, products, history, in fact anything to do with computing.
It contains over 12000 definitions totalling more than four
megabytes. Entries are cross-referenced to each other and to related
resources elsewhere on the net.
This dictionary is Copyright 1993 by Denis Howe.
Terms related to character encoding schemes.
of Internet Terms
Hacker's Jargon File, HTML version
Eric S. Raymond
defines 290 terms related to web hosting.
- Internet Users' Glossary
(Network Working Group
Request for Comments: 1392 FYI: 18 Category: January 1993 )
This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not
specify an Internet standard.
Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
There are many networking glossaries in existence. This glossary
concentrates on terms which are
specific to the Internet. Naturally, there are entries for some basic
terms and acronyms because other
entries refer to them.
A very nice computer jargon dictionary from this company that
specializes in interactive media and video productions. The dictionary
is on 36 pages, but you can use the site's search page to search for
definitions; (ignore the abstracts in the result of the search and just
go to the page).
- The O'Reilly
Dictionary of PC Hardware and Data Communications Terms
This comprehensive dictionary provides complete descriptions of complex
terms in two of the most volatile and
interesting areas of computer development: personal computers and
networks. It contains up-to-date information about
everything from a common item like "batteries" to an obscure font
technology called "Speedo."
- PC Webopaedia
"This site is powered by a team of Italian and Spanish freelance
translators. Our objective is to
provide several resources for Italian
and Spanish Internet users, such as an English to Italian
Technical IT Dictionary containing more
than 5,000 terms, and a collection of software
translated by us into Italian and
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
This document provides Federal departments and agencies a comprehensive
source of definitions of 5800 terms used in telecommunications and directly
related fields by international and U.S. Government telecommunications
specialists. (Also see http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/projects/t1glossary2000/dir-047/_6923.htm
the list of proposed terms that address
Internet / Web technology, photonics technology,
and infrastructure protection technology.)
Fields defined herein include: antenna types and measurements,
codes/coding schemes, computer and data communications (computer
graphics vocabulary, file transfer techniques, hardware, software),
fiber optics communication, facsimile types and techniques, frequency
topics (frequency modulation, interference, spectrum sharing),
Internet, ISDN, LANs (MANs, WANs), modems, modulation schemes,
multiplexing techniques, networking (network management,
architecture/topology), NII, NS/EP, power issues, PCS/UPT/cellular
mobile, radio communications, routing schemes, satellite
communications, security issues, switching techniques,
synchronization/timing techniques, telegraphy, telephony, TV (UHF, VHF,
cable TV, HDTV), traffic issues, transmission/propagation concerns
(signal loss/attenuation, transmission lines), video technology, and
wave propagation/measurement terminology.
- The UNIX
This document contains references to material culled from a number of
different sources on computing in the UNIX
The resources in this document are divided into the following classes:
General, Texinfo Pages, Applications,
Programming, IBM AIX Systems, HP-UX Systems, Unix for PCs, Sun Systems,
X Window System,
Networking, Security, Humor.
Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
This dictionary is a combination (with permission) of the ASC
Glossary, Krippendorff's Dictionary and Hornung's Glossary. The
author of any particular definition is mentioned at the end of a
section. References to authors that do not have hyperlinks can be
found in the references of the ASC Glossary page. The original texts
were compiled and converted to hypertext by Francis Heylighen, with
the help of An Vranckx. This dictionary is provided as part of the
information on Cybernetics and Systems Theory in the Principia
Cybernetica Web, which contains additional definitions of some
concepts not found herein
"whatis is a knowledge exploration tool about
information technology, especially about the
Internet and computers. It contains over 2,000
individual encyclopedic definition/topics and a
number of quick-reference pages. The topics
contain about 12,000 hyperlinked
cross-references between definition-topics and to
other sites for further information. We try hard
to keep it up-to-date."
"The Web Developer's Resource"
"Over 154,000 acronyms, abbreviations, initialisms and their
definitions. The Acronym Finder is the web's largest database of its
kind. Here you'll find definitions for acronyms, abbreviations and
initialisms about all subjects, including information technology,
telecommunications, military, government, and much more."
- Glossary of Futures
Chicago Board of Trade
This glossary was extracted from the Chicago Board of Trade's Commodity
Trading Manual, which is produced by the Market
of the exchange.
- Logos MultiLingual Dictionary
Principia Cybernetica Web
The lexicon which follows is intended to provide a language for the
analysis of memes, meme-complexes, and the social movements they spawn.
The name of the person who first coined and defined each word appears
in parentheses, although some definitions have been paraphrased and
- The WorldWideWeb
Acronym and Abbreviation Server