SIFT


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

sift

[sift]
(computer science)
To extract certain desired information items from a large quantity of data.

SIFT

SHARE Internal Fortran Translator. Translation utility designed for converting Fortran II to Fortran IV. The word "sift" was often used as a verb to describe converting code from one language to another. Sammet 1969, p.153.
References in classic literature ?
There was another member of the family at Venice,' Agnes resumed, determined to sift the question to the bottom while she had the chance.
And opportunity I here have had To try thee, sift thee, and confess have found thee Proof against all temptation, as a rock Of adamant and as a centre, firm To the utmost of mere man both wise and good, Not more; for honours, riches, kingdoms, glory, Have been before contemned, and may again.
Let them take the testimony they had heard and sift it impartially.
He waited for a moment, then cautiously, as if not to give offence: "I don't think we need lose much of that stuff, sir," he said, "I can sweep it up, every bit of it almost, and then we could sift the glass out.
Wakefield sifts his ideas, however, as minutely as he may, and finds himself curious to know the progress of matters at home--how his exemplary wife will endure her widowhood of a week; and, briefly, how the little sphere of creatures and circumstances, in which he was a central object, will be affected by his removal.
In addition to overseeing Sift (which has retained its farmers market outposts) and running a commercial kitchen, Rise--where food entrepreneurs rent space--this year she also opened Styr (pronounced "stir"] cafes in the Sarasota Ford and HuB buildings.
SIFT is used for extracting features from each detected object.
At the Family Online Safety Institute's annual conference, Rebecca Newton, chief community and safety officer at Mind Candy (publishers of the wildly successful Moshi Monsters, which has over 80 million users worldwide) announced that Mind Candy will be using both Community Sift and AgeCheq for the U.
lowe from Columbia University proposed SIFT algorithm through summarizing the existing feature detecting methods based on invariance technology, and then improved it in 2004.
htm) More Rescuers Sift Through Debris and Mud, Death Toll Expected to Rise
Keywords: biometrics, fingerprint images, processing time, SIFT, SURF, GPU, CUDA
We know about designing but how to apply a design and how to go about marketing, we are learning all this at the SIFT," Rumi Sing, student