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Monday, August 26, 2002
ITerminology

RSIP: Short for Realm-Specific Internet Protocol, an IP address translation technique that is an alternative to NAT. RSIP lets an enterprise safeguard many private Internet addresses behind a single public Internet address. RSIP functions by leasing public IP addresses and ports to RSIP hosts located in private addressing realms. The RSIP client requests registration with an RSIP server, or gateway. The server, in turn, delivers either a unique public IP address or a shared public IP address and a unique set of TCP/UDP ports and attaches the RSIP hostís private address to this public address. RSIP can also be used to relay traffic between several different privately addressed networks by leasing several different addresses to reach different destination networks.

NLP: Short for natural language processing, a branch of artificial intelligence that deals with analysing, understanding and generating the languages that humans use naturally in order to interface with computers in both written and spoken contexts using natural human languages instead of computer languages. One of the challenges inherent in natural language processing is teaching computers to understand the way humans learn and use language.

Opera: A Web browser developed in 1994 by Norwegian company Telenor. Opera is boasted as being the speediest and most standards-compliant of the current browsers in use, supporting such standards as 128-bit encryption, SSL2 and 3, CSS1, partial CSS2, XML, HTML and JavaScript. Opera is available for use with the BeOS, EPOC, Linux, Symbian, OS/2, Windows and Mac operating systems.