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 for error detection and correction
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  error detection and correction
  ECC
  EDAC
  
      (EDAC, or "error checking and
     correction", ECC) A collection of methods to detect errors in
     transmitted or stored data and to correct them.  This is done
     in many ways, all of them involving some form of coding.  The
     simplest form of error detection is a single added parity
     bit or a cyclic redundancy check.  Multiple parity bits can
     not only detect that an error has occurred, but also which
     bits have been inverted, and should therefore be re-inverted
     to restore the original data.  The more extra bits are added,
     the greater the chance that multiple errors will be detectable
     and correctable.
  
     Several codes can perform Single Error Correction, Double
     Error Detection (SECDEC).  One of the most commonly used is
     the Hamming code.
  
     At the other technological extreme, cuniform texts from about
     1500 B.C. which recorded the dates when Venus was visible,
     were examined on the basis of contained redundancies (the
     dates of appearance and disappearance were suplemented by the
     length of time of visibility) and "the worst data set ever
     seen" by [Huber, Zurich] was corrected.
  
     RAM which includes EDAC circuits is known as error
     correcting memory (ECM).
  
     [Wakerly, "Error Detecting Codes", North Holland 1978].
  
     [Hamming, "Coding and Information Theory", 2nd Ed, Prentice
     Hall 1986].
  
     (1995-03-14)
  

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