Mini article: Seeds in programming

09.06.2020

But what is a seed?

When talking about data and machine learning, seed data is a collection of information that is used as training, testing, or as a template. For example, out computer dictionary terms could be used as seed data for anyone interested in writing their own version of a computer dictionary or who needed ideas of computer terms.

Careful, do not mistake for seedbug.

Seedubg is somehow the uploading of alreay downloaded content for others to download from. A peer, a computer that is connected to the network, becomes a seed when having acquired the entire set of data it tries to download. This data consists of small parts so that the seeds can effectively share their content with other peers, handing out the missing pieces. A peer deliberately chooses to become a seed by leaving the upload task active when content is downloaded. This means that there should be motivation to seed. The opposite of a seed is a lench.