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Subject:Usage of "mapping" From:Kato <Nana -at- TENRYUTECHNICS -dot- CO -dot- JP> Date:Mon, 28 Jun 1999 16:04:11 +0900
Hello to you all,
Would someone please let me know in what situation "map" (verb)
The The Adobe PDFMaker's manual states:
>The Heading-to-Bookmark options group allows you to control how
>Word heading styles are mapped to PDF bookmarks.
I often see "map" used in software documentations. I'm not
sure about this usage but my hunch is that "map" is used to mean
"apply" or "assign" in a technical context. (An ordinary English dictionary
defines "map" only to mean 1. make a map, 2. make something well-known.
From this I thought this usage is rather technical-specific.)
I looked in my computer terms dictionary and "mapping" is defined as such:
>The process of converting data encoded in one format or device to
>another format or device.
As stated above, "map" seems to mean applying something to an appropriate
position by means of a particular algorithm. Is my understanding correct?
Please let me know off-list, since this topic seems no interest to other