Computing Task

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A Computing Task is a task whose input is data.



  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒
    • S: (n) calculation, computation, computing (the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods)
    • S: (n) calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)
    • S: (n) calculation, deliberation (planning something carefully and intentionally) "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
    • A calculation is a deliberate process for transforming one or more inputs into one or more results, with variable change.
    • The term is used in a variety of senses, from the very definite arithmetical calculation using an algorithm to the vague heuristics of calculating a strategy in a competition or calculating the chance of a successful relationship between two people.
    • Multiplying 7 by 8 is a simple algorithmic calculation.
    • Estimating the fair price for financial instruments using the Black-Scholes model is a complex algorithmic calculation.
    • Statistical estimations of the likely election results from opinion polls also involve algorithmic calculations, but give results that are ranges of possibilities rather than exact answers.
    • Deciding the best way to build a relationship with a member of the opposite sex may also result from a calculation, but is not definite, predictable, nor even clearly defined. This indefinite application of the term gives it a second area of meaning apart from the mathematical senses mentioned above.
    • To calculate means to ascertain by computing.