Software often generates lengthy and difficult-to-recall alphanumeric identifiers, e.g., b23fc5a0a2bd3c964910c47f6a3252bffa146. Examples of such identifiers include links to documents or web-resources, entries in databases, digital signatures, etc. The length and the seemingly arbitrary construction of the identifier makes it difficult for a human user, e.g., a programmer, to identify, memorize, or compare. This disclosure describes techniques that map lengthy alphanumeric strings to easy-to-recall icons and/or colors. The map can be a deterministic, many-to-one function, e.g., a hashing function.

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