SIFT

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sift

[sift]
(computer science)
To extract certain desired information items from a large quantity of data.
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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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