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computer program

a set of instructions set out in a clear and logical sequence which tells a processor within a COMPUTER how to perform a particular task. Computer programs are often written in ‘high-level’ program languages like BASIC (beginners all-purpose symbolic instruction code) or COBOL (common business-orientated language), but must then be converted into MACHINE CODE for use in a computer.
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The new computer program is called the "Risk Profile Assessment Facility".
I felt powerless, Lee said, acknowledging that he had 'misjudged' the computer program's abilities.
Women who used the computer program also were more likely to correctly estimate the risks of amniocentesis-related miscarriage and fetal trisomy 21, said Miriam Kuppermann, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, and her associates.
Christoffer Nellaker, Andrew Zisserman and their colleagues at the University of Oxford have designed a computer program to detect disorders and make correct diagnosis by using a photograph of the patient.
Computer programs per se cannot be patented in the UK and Europe.
One major contributing problem is the widespread and persistent unusabitity of applications computer programs. Applications computer programs may be defined as computer programs that accomplish specific engineering tasks such as analysis, design, data parametric generation, etc.
A computer program shall be protected if it is original in the sense that it is the author's own intellectual creation (xiv) and protection shall be granted to all natural or legal persons eligible under national copyright legislation as applied to literary works (xv).
Section II then discusses how the European Community has resolved the computer program crisis under European intellectual property law.
* A teacher preoccupied with making the computer program work during the IEP meeting can create a barrier between the parent and staff.
Also, if there is any question that a program qualifies as a "custom computer program," deliver it electronically to avoid tax.

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