Alternative Nomenclature for Computer Science

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By- Mr. Bindo Lama
In French, the discipline is named informatique, in German Informatik, in Spanish informática, in Dutch, Italian and Romanian informatica, in Polish informatyka, in Russian информатика and in Greek Πληροφορική. However, informatics in English is not directly synonymous with computer science; it is used to explicitly encompass the study of both natural and artificial systems that store process and communicate information – and this use was introduced to address (or at least sidestep) the difficulties discussed in this article. Danish scientist Peter Naur thus suggested the term datalogy, to reflect the fact that the scientific discipline revolves around data and data treatment, while not necessarily involving computers. The first scientific institution applying the datalogy term was DIKU, the Department of Datalogy at the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1969, with Peter Naur being the first professor in datalogy. The term is used mainly in the Scandinavian countries. In the early days of computing, a number of terms for the practitioners of the field of computing were suggested in the Communications of the ACM — turingineer, turologist, flow-charts-man, applied meta-mathematician, and applied epistemologist[1]. Three months later in the same journal, comptologist was suggested, followed next year by hypologist[2]. Recently the term computics has been suggested