There are two main types of processing.
- Fully automatic
Interactive processing means that the person needs to provide the computer with instructions whilst it is doing the processing.
For example, imagine that a computer is running a program that takes a set of files from one directory and does some work on each one. As each file is processed the computer sends a screen message to the operator "Where do you want this file to be stored". i.e the user 'interacts' with the computer to complete the processing.
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