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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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The reduction system consists of a sequential series of roller mills and sifters used to reduce the endosperm to flour.
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.
The Great Western In-Line Tru-Balance pressure sifters are designed for direct insertion into a vacuum or pressure pneumatic conveying line as a quality assurance tool.
Our small sifters were made to fit on a common rectangular 12" x 14" Rubbermaid tub.
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.
Most sifters require you to hold them up as you shake them back and forth.
Long-life workers such as sifters and filters are represented by recursive programs which call the same predicates repeatedly in their bodies.
has substantially reduced blemishes in its molded wood products since installing new centrifugal sifters at its contract wood division in Sheboygan, Wis.
offers an innovative line of separation equipment that includes; Gyratory and Vibratory Screeners and Sifters for Dry Applications, Liquid-Solid Separators for Wet Applications, Automated Particle Size Analyzers, and Vibratory Feeders and Conveyors.