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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.
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Horizontal Sifters feature a shaker type, to and fro sifting while trigger action sifters were used via a squeeze handle.
To find out how the sifters would work in the moon's gravity, which is about one-sixth as strong as the Earth's, Katie Fromwiller, a senior civil engineering student, and Julie Kleinhenz, an assistant research professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, spent two days flying in high arcs off the Texas coast last month.
The company's sifters and tables have been sold to the market for more than 15 years.
However, new buyers continue to be attracted to her work because it captures elements of modernism and Art Deco in even the simplest items, whether in a teacup, a sugar sifter or a dinner plate.
It is the latest in a long line of machinery--including sifters and mills--that have been supplied to GSK's production facilities worldwide, and it demonstrates Kemutec's status as a preferred supplier.
System components available from the company include vibratory conveyors and feeders, screens and sifters, bucket conveyors and elevators, weigh belts, net weigh hoppers, dust collectors, gravimetric feeders, mixers, lump breakers, bag dump stations, bulk bag loaders and unloaders, metal detectors, magnets, flexible side wall belt conveyors, troughing belt conveyors, level controls and process controllers.
Our horizontal sifters are renowned for their highly reliable drives, dependable operation and quality craftsmanship.
The S20's compact, low profile design fits below most bulk bag unloader and mixer discharges making its space requirements less than most other typical sifters.
So my seed starting starts with some simple tools that aren't usually nominated for any awards, but which I sure would miss if I didn't have them--my soil sifters.
Curators don't want to wait for gifts, and they know that they won't be able to afford it later; as such, they are no longer impartial sifters of the good from the bad, since their own careers are involved in making sure their purchases stand up.
According to Tellez, the separation plant at the Bordo Poniente landfill, run by the Garbage Sifters Front, is small time.
Although Davin is surely among the most sophisticated sifters of such material, one might wish for a more explicit statement of research methodology.