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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - O comme Ordinateur

Computer science from A to Z

O is for Ordinateur (Computer)

Gears, electromechanical relays, mercury tubes, vacuum lamps...

computers over the years have resorted to virtually everything.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - P comme Protocole

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P is for Protocol

Hello? - Hi, it's Michael. Can I come over? - Yes, sure. - See you soon. - Bye .” This may be a banal conversation, but it follows well established practices: a protocol.

In order to understand each other, computers too follow protocols.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - C comme Cryptographie

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C is for Cryptography

You can make an online card payment in a single click.

The communication is secured: a pirate intercepting the transaction would not see anything usable, just a series of seemingly meaningless figures.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - Q comme Qualité

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Q is for Quality

We know what makes a quality car: reliability, solidity, safety, elegance, comfort...

But what makes high-quality software?

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - D comme Données

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D is for Data

You have four friends coming over for dinner and your fridge is half-empty. You scour the index of your cookery book and find a risotto that you can rustle up with your limited provisions.

Your evening has been rescued... by a database!

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - R comme Robot

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R is for Robot

What do “Star Wars ” and a car assembly line have in common?
The answer is that robots rule in both!

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - E comme Equation

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E is for Equation

The great book of nature is written in the language of mathematics ”, said Galileo.

But, when faced with some particularly tricky equations, scientists have found a useful ally in the computer!

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - S comme Simulation

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S is for Simulation

What do a supersonic aircraft, a tropical cyclone, a plant and a nuclear reactor have in common?

Answer:
computer-aided simulation.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - F comme Forme

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F is for Form (Shape)

Recognising a face, understanding a word you hear, distinguishing "spam" from legitimate e-mails, spotting an abnormal ECG: for a computer, all these things more or less come down to the same thing... shape recognition.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - T comme Temps

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T is for Time

Please wait ”: what an irritating sight this sentence makes on your computer screen.

But in some situations, known as “real time ” situations, such a wait could bring disaster!

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