Monday, September 27, 2004

Other links

* Social Networks Connecting people with Information and Each Other "Verity K2 solutions take advantage of social network technology to automatically provide users with personalized discovery features. Through automatic analysis of the way users create, modify, locate and retrieve information, a model of the entire community..."
* Sir Tim Berners-Lee "TR: What kinds of Semantic Web applications are people making for the next phase?
B-L: Exciting things are happening in the life sciences. The big challenges such as cancer, AIDS, and drug discovery for new viruses require the interplay of vast amounts of data from many fields that overlap—genomics, proteomics, epidemiology, and so on. Some of this data is public, some very proprietary to drug companies, and some very private to a patient. The Semantic Web challenge of getting interoperability across these fields is great but has huge potential benefits."
* MG4J (Managing Gigabytes for Java) From a book I found interesting (NZDL is great). "MG4J (Managing Gigabytes for Java) is a collaborative effort aimed at providing a free Java implementation of inverted-index compression techniques; as a by-product, it offers several general-purpose optimised classes, including fast & compact mutable strings, bit-level I/O, fast unsychronised buffered streams, (possibly signed) minimal perfect hashing for very large strings collections, etc."
* Practical RDF Browser "So who’s going to do it? Awk, I wish I had time. Most of the stuff I’ve done previously along visualization lines has been from scratch using Java. But this time, for The Browser I’d go with SVG-enabled Mozilla/Firefox (or even forget the SVG, just make heavy use of CSS for a more graphic layout, or Plan C use XUL). Moz is already riddled with RDF, which should help. Its purpose would be a viewer, so I’d try and avoid having too many dependencies - a full RDF API/triplestore shouldn’t be needed, though being able to handle subclasses/properties would be very desirable, to enable approximate rendering."
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