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Sigma KEE - ComputerFile
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computer file
A collection of bytes stored as an individual entity. All data on disk is stored as a file with an assigned file name that is unique within the folder (directory) it resides in.
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Parents digital data This term refers to any data that is recorded, displayed, or stored as a string of BinaryNumbers.
Children AudioFile
 computer directoryThis is the class of catalogs that identify and locate instances of ComputerFiles. The catalog's entries consist of at least ComputerFile names and a physical address on a memory device of the ComputerFile or an index (e.g., file descriptor) into a table of ComputerFile physical addresses. ComputerDirectories are thus collections of data elements and must be named and stored on memory devices, hence, ComputerDirectory is a subset of ComputerFile.
 image fileA picture (graphic) stored in a particular coding scheme and stored as a file. Note that this can include vector as well as raster images. Raster images will entail a particular number of horizontal and vertical pixels. Vector images will not entail a particular size or resolution.
 MultimediaFileAn instance of MultimediaFile is a ComputerFile that can contain (encode) multimedia content: images, text, and/or sound.
 SoftwareFileAn instance of SoftwareFile is a ComputerFile that contains information (containsInformation) which constitutes (instantiates) a ComputerProgram.
 XMLFileAn instance of XMLFile is a ComputerFile that contains data marked up (formatted) in the eXtensible Markup Language format.


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