open-ended system

open-ended system

[¦ō·pən ¦en·dəd ′sis·təm]
(computer science)
In character recognition, a system in which the input data to be read are derived from sources other than the computer with which the character reader is associated.
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It should be noted, however, that open-ended prompts do not mean an open-ended system. Usually, only the first prompt is open-ended.
"Open-ended system works, PC scales, universal system capability, unlimited application scope, Internet technology and innovative network solutions are all tools to increase the efficiency and streamlining of complex business processes."
This open-ended system would avoid potential risks of a total and sudden change (or big bang) to a new system.
The difference between the point of view of general semanticists and that of some cultural anthropologists is illustrated in a conversation I recently had, in which an anthropologist said in reply to an unfavorable comment I had made regarding a dogmatic and closed cultural system, "You were brought up in an open-ended system, so you like open-ended systems.
In previous publications,(27) I noted that new ecological models and theoretical explanations of the interdependency of humanity with nature are not only emerging within the natural sciences,(28) but also in contemporary feminist theology and process theology in dialogue with Buddhist tradition.(29) A common theme of these models is that nature is best thought of as an organic, non-dual, "aesthetic order," wherein life is characterized as an open-ended system of interdependent relationships expressing itself as process, novelty, and mystery.
The selection of a turnkey TLA system reduced the overall risk associated with a project of this scale because we only dealt with one vendor, as opposed to the multiple vendors necessary for an open-ended system. We found that this system met all of our objectives, proved to be efficient, and allowed us to realize the ROI or payback in a relatively short period of time.
He went on: "I am quite prepared to renegotiate these franchises, but not the open-ended system we have got now.
Consider using off-the-shelf software and create a flexible, open-ended system that can be easily modified when new tools come along.
These pensions, Skocpol writes, evolved into "an open-ended system of disability, old-age, and survivors' benefits for any who could claim minimal service time on the northern side of the Civil War." By 1910, more than one third of elderly northern men were receiving federal pensions averaging a relatively generous $172 annually.
IBM says it original design goal with SNA was to provide an open-ended system that could grow as new technologies and requirements appeared.