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initialize

[i′nish·ə‚līz]
(computer science)
To set counters, switches, and addresses to zero or other starting values at the beginning of, or at prescribed points in, a computer routine.
To begin an operation, and more specifically, to adjust the environment to the required starting configuration.

initialize

To start anew, which typically involves clearing all or some part of memory or disk.
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In proposed method a k-means++ initialization algorithm is developed in the situation with a very large amount of data by virtue of MapReduce.
Both Mapper phase and Reducer phase in the method execute the k-means++ initialization algorithm.
The LOG_BUFFER initialization parameter specifies how big (in bytes) the redo log buffer is.
The LOG_CHECKPOINTS_TO_ALERT initialization parameter has to be set to TRUE so that checkpoint beginning and ending times are logged to the alert.
Also the usage of random initialization does not provide deterministic results.
Initialization or database update maintenance activity models.