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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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Like a shuttle poised to reenter the earth's atmosphere, Star Sifter hovers between the first and second levels of the rotunda, inspiring fanciful connections between earth and cosmic travel (Fig.
After it had taken up space for way too many years, we admitted it would be more trouble than it was worth to rebuild and we cut up the many sized screens that came with the unit and made them into small, portable sifters. One unit stays in the kitchen to sift our home-grown, hand-milled, cornmeal.
As a way to empirically investigate the utility of the model, we implemented a filtering system named SIFTER (written in C and TCL/TK for a Unix environment) that incorporates the major components described in the last section.
Long-life workers such as sifters and filters are represented by recursive programs which call the same predicates repeatedly in their bodies.
It can be mounted using plumbing clamp rings like the "Fisher Price Sand Sifter," and will allow movement in a half-circle for drilling and digging.
The Vibrasonic[R] Deblinding System: This ultrasonic vibro sifter is used to eliminate mesh blinding when sieving extremely fine or sticky powders.
Contract are awarded for Vibrating shaker up-40/1200 for loose food products (gelatin), or analogue with interchangeable sieves (in dimensions) and decks with sifters up40 / 1200 operating at the factory.
The ultra-low-profile 40" (1,016 mm) diameter Flo-Thru Vibroscreen[R] sifter features a flat dust cover that fits tight spots between storage and process equipment.
Paksi: Csernyanszki, Heffler, Sifter, Fiola, Balo, Bode, Sipeki, Bartha, Magasfoldi (Montvai 66), Vayer, Kiss.
19 -- SWECO, a business unit of M-I L.L.C., has introduced the BigMax Gyratory Sifter. The unit offers high capacity and high performance in the same machine.
"Bob and I drove out, and with the help of Dennis and Dorothy Knudsen, members of our club, we came home with a Salem swing sifter large enough to handle five breaks (grindings), along with a Monitor wooden scouring machine, a wooden bran duster and a differential reel.
The Tru-Balance drive mechanism straddles the sifter's center of gravity keeping the sifting motion in the machine.