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digitize

[′dij·ə‚tīz]
(computer science)
To convert an analog measurement of a quantity into a numerical value.

digitize

Digitize means to convert an image or signal into digital code by scanning, tracing on a graphics tablet or using an analog to digital conversion device. Physical objects can be digitized into a 3D digital image by a device with a mechanical arm that is moved into and out of all the corners. See digitizer tablet.
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For special collections the question arises, is it worthwhile to digitize materials for shared public access if we cannot guarantee long-term access to the electronic version?
Currently, many manufacturers use a laser displacement sensor (LDS) to digitize objects.
In the meantime, he says, "I'm taking it one step at a time," using the Royal Observatory's high-speed scanning machine, SuperCosmos, to digitize some of the more familiar regions of the sky, in particular the rich star fields and glowing gas clouds that populate the Milky Way.
I called Bob Wright at Atterbury Consultants and found that his firm could digitize our existing neighborhood plat (less than one square mile) for around $150 - much to my surprise.
Concerned that returning the artifacts to the native tribes would jeopardize the research, John Kappelman, a professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, has developed techniques to digitize the artifacts and human remains.
We use Machine Learning and Intelligent Automation technology to help companies digitize internal processes and create a 21st-century digital workforce.
In the early days, if a researcher could demonstrate a new and innovative way to digitize content, that researcher's project was considered a success almost regardless of the outcome.
Although one objective of the program is to support existing digital initiatives, such as the VARIATIONS Project in the Music Library, another is to encourage new digital initiatives, including projects to digitize portions of the research collections throughout the eight campuses of Indiana University.
Because of speed and accuracy limitations, Mr Ziv recommends touch-probe systems for companies that need to digitize only a few times a year on small parts - primarily for roughing operations.
Digitize commerce and put it on the Web and things change.
More recently, Columbia University, Princeton University, and the New York Public Library announced similar plans to digitize a significant portion of the journals housed in their shared storage facility (Davis, 1999).