Health Informatics Glossary
Japanese for "improvement", or "change for the better", the term refers to the
philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes
in manufacturing, engineering, game development, business management, health
care and other business sectors. See
Short for keystroke logging. Refers to many techniques to log every key struck
on a keyboard, typically in a covert manner so that the keyboard user is
unaware that their keyboard usage is being recorded. Keylogging is often a
feature of malware. Some countermeasures are available. See
A key-value database is an item-oriented table with no entity joins.
A semi-ambiguous multiple of the unit byte.
Depending upon the context, a kilobyte is 1,000 bytes (IEEE and ISO digital
standards) or 1,024 bytes (memory circuits with a binary architecture). As
the variance is small, and as the international electronic standards community
has shown no concern for sorting out the binary v. digital distinction, the
term "kilobyte" is ambiguously employed in dissimilar contexts as if it refers
to the same quantity.
Knowledge Base -
A database purpose built for knowledge management. The two types of knowledge
bases are machine readable and human readable.