fail-soft

fail-soft

or fail·soft (fāl′sôft′, -sŏft′)
adj.
Relating to a backup mode of operation that allows a computer or communications system to function at reduced capacity after a component or power source fails.
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Based on these statistics, and with a MENA economic outlook mainly depending on external factors, having a fail-soft framework is essential for brands in the region to test and market their products within an ecosystem that reduces the risk of failure.
In short, the use of common sense in interface agents can be made "fail-soft." Interface agents are often proactive, "pushing" information rather than "pulling" it as query-response systems do, and it is easier to make the former kind of agents fail-soft.
The application of common sense in Aria has several fail-soft aspects.
We believe that this process will make it more likely that the user would receive good results in the case where conventional keywords wouldn't work well, thereby making the interface more fail-soft.
This allows the interface agent to make use of common sense to improve the user experience in a fail-soft way.
Such an array is inherently fail-soft because a total failure of 5% of the T/R modules randomly distributed within an array results in a degradation of antenna sidelobes of only 3 dB.
# Subassemblies Serial MBTF Failure MTBCF Case I 25 2000 1 unit 2000 Case II 25 2000 3 S/A 6257 Casel III 30 1667 1 unit 6418 Case IV 30 1667 8 S/A 15,209 The addition of redundant power supply modules does not increase material system cost or complexity, yet it strongly complements the very high reliability and fail-soft character of the T/R module array.
Such systems offer not only previously unavailable functional capability but also higher reliabilities, true fail-soft characteristics, and substantially higher radar loop gain for a given prime power level.
Fail-soft means that when components incur battle damage they will automatically reset for limited operation, instead of just winking out as current systems do.