18.726 nomenclature

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 07:56:49 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 726.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 07:51:46 +0100
         From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser_at_computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
         Subject: Re: 18.720 nomenclature

> Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 07:12:17 +0100
> From: Joris van Zundert <joris.van.zundert_at_gmail.com>

>accepted as part of the discipline's standard instrumentation. The only
>field I can think off that uses a somewhat comparable name is

Indeed. subject + informatics seems quite common (I've seen references to
it with respect to archaeology, chemistry, healthcare -- though it is
primarily used in medical sciences).

An even more popular prefix is 'computational', occurences of which we can
find across all kinds of subject areas (as in computational linguistics,
biology, chemistry, mathematics, archaeology, sociology etc).

So on this basis I would conclude that most subjects have somewhere a
computer-related aspect to their discipline but differ in how they describe
it (which brings us back to Melissa's original query).


Dr Michael Fraser
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