Cascading Definition & Meaning

In computing, cascading may refer to

Cascading classifiers

Uses all information from an output of a given classifier as additional information for the next classifier in the next cascade. Cascading classifiers are trained with many positive images of a particular object and arbitrary negative images. After the classifier is trained, it can be applied to a region of an image to detect an object in question. This is used for image processing for object detection and tracking, namely facial detection and recognition.

Cascading software

Cascading is an open-source software abstraction layer for Apache Hadoop and Apache Flink under the Apache license. It is designed to create and implement complex data processing workflows on a Hadoop cluster using any JVM-based language. An abstraction layer hides the working details of a subsystem to facilitate compatibility and platform independence.

Cascading Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language that describes how HTML elements are to be displayed on a screen, paper, or other media. It gives web developers more control over how pages are to be displayed. It is designed to separate presentation and layout such as layout, colors, and fonts. This can improve content accessibility and flexibility in regards to presentation characteristics.

Cascade virus

The cascade virus was one of the most common computer viruses in the early 1990s. It infected .com files that made the effect of text on the screen fall down and fall a pile at the bottom of the screen. Now, the virus is almost extinct.

Method cascading

Method cascading is a syntax that allows multiple methods to be called on the same object and ignore its return value. It can be used to replace method chaining.

Cascading windows

Cascading windows is an arrangement of applications that are open on a Windows desktop. Typically, the title bare remains visible for seeing which windows are open. This can also be referred to as overlaid windows.

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