Wolframalpha the so called computational knowledge engine, is finally available to the public 🙂 Why and when would you want to switch from Google, Yahoo or Live? The answer is quite simple: Wolfram will give you an answer while other search engines will gives you a (too huge) set of related pages where you can go… Read More »
A few weeks ago, I followed a presentation at Digicomp called “From Ethical Hacking to IT-Forensic” presented by Juerg Fischer. The most interesting part I kept from the presentation (that was in German so may explain the little I remember from it 🙂 ) was about the tools and resources useful for the differents phases of the penetration… Read More »
Microsoft in its fight for search market share has finally acquire Powerset (a natural language processing system). The system is really impressive and could be a real value for users. For example if you type in ‘How tall is the Eiffel Tower’ you will have the answer: 300.65 Meters According to an interview in TechCrunch… Read More »
Really interesting article from Technology Review about a Paper written by John Hauser, Glen L. Urban, Guilherme Liberali and Michael Braun. It is about finding the user’s cognitive style (“a person’s preferred way of gathering, processing, and evaluating information”) by analyzing their pattern of click. In around 10 clicks the system can figure out whether… Read More »
Just watched this great video from Phil Borges on ‘Documenting our endangered cultures’ at TED. I also love the idea of ‘Bridges to Understanding‘, take a look an act if possible 🙂 Ahmet 0 Kudos Don'tmove!
Recently Digg made an official adoption of RDFa (a set of extensions to XHTML being proposed by the W3C). While watching a tutorial about RDFa (below video) I asked myself how it could be possible to do it for Flash/ Flex document. In fact bringing RDFa to a SWF itself is not possible, as I… Read More »
I’ve been very interested in tags lately, for me tags are the perfect combination between human and computer. Computers can easily links a lot of tagged content together while human can easily tag complex document. Computer can’t extract the semantic of document and human can’t recall all the document concerning a topic… Now let’s focus… Read More »
Very interesting article from ‘The blog of the Augmented Social Cognition Research Group at Palo Alto Research Center‘ about the effect of social tagging on memory. […]As reported in the paper, the results suggest that: * In the type-to-tag condition, users appears to elaborate what they have just read, and re-encoded the knowledge with keywords… Read More »
Just read this news from Tim Anderson’s blog, it appear that the W3C working draft has a statement about the use of proprietary UI languages. As an open, vender-neutral language, HTML provides for a solution to the same problems without the risk of vendor lock-in. BUT: For sophisticated cross-platform applications, there already exist several proprietary… Read More »
A bit off topic for this blog but this news from Wired is still interesting IMHO. A Geo-Information technologist, has been using satellite photography to help NGOs document atrocities in isolated crisis zones like Darfur, Zimbabwe and now in the Union of Myanmar. […]To catch human rights abusers in the act, Bromley will need a… Read More »
[Via TechCrunch] Google is working on a new experience within their search result, offering a way to the users to customize their search (voting for or against a result). Unfortunately this behavior would be only for the users not for all the research neither than for a network of friends / coworkers: […]This experiment lets… Read More »
Very basically we have created a technology which can represent the world’s knowledge in a form that is clear and accessible to humans, as well as being comprehensible to computers. This is different from the knowledge stored in websites and books, which is written in natural language that is good for humans, but incomprehensible to… Read More »
Interesting article about the Semantic Web written by James Simmons about RDF VS Microformats. Before some quotes from the article, some really basic information about Microformats: Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards. Instead of throwing away what works… Read More »
I’ve just come across a very interesting article from the Times Online about the next 20 years of the Internet, they seem to do a little confusion of the WEB and the Internet but still it is interesting: […]the web will be able to connect every aspect of our digital lives – be it a… Read More »
Peter Patel-Schneider – Explanation of the right way of creating the Semantic Web during a Google TechTalks. It’s a fairly old (thigs aren’t going so fast in that field anyway) but the main idea are still very interesting: “why building Semantic languages (RDF , RDFs, OML, …) is broken?”. Ahmet 0 Kudos Don'tmove!