Monthly Archives: April 2005

Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation – Dr. Michael Uschold

Abstract (from Ontolog Forum web site) We describe a prototype implementation of a semantic filtering capability added to an existing XML-based publish and subscribe infrastructure. An ontology is used to provide vocabulary for expressing both 1) the semantic annotations that … Continue reading

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Slashdot | Reforming Software Patents with ‘Marking’

From Slashdot “article in the Stanford Law Journal that proposes ‘marking’ patented software to make the patents obvious to the public and to force large companies patenting software ‘to play by the same rules as holders of other kinds of … Continue reading

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Berlin Open Forum

(Event site) Semantic interoperability – where meaning meets metadata, main theme of the conference, also covering: -ISO/IEC 11179 Metadata Registries -ISO 704 Terminology work – Principles and methods -ISO 12620 Computer applications in terminology – Data categories -International Standards on … Continue reading

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Slashdot | Mapping the Mind – book review

Review of “Mapping the Mind”, Rita Carter, Christopher Frith, University of California Press The book gives a comprehensive description of our knowledge about the brain (as of 1998, when the book was written). It covers popular topics, such as the … Continue reading

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Net users learn to live with spam

Well this is thoroughly depressing news…Soon we’ll hear that users are learning to live with crashing computer systems, IT budget overspends, inaccurate data, personal information lost or destroyed on personal computers or so-called service providers…. Maybe this isn’t the best … Continue reading

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@METIS Think Tank takes shape – EU/Latin American Cooperation on eGovernment

I attended the conference on behalf of the CEN/ISSS eGovernment Focus group (if you think that’s a mouthful, check out the Group’s URI…!), that I chair. It was a useful demonstration of the phenomenon that I underlined at the conference: … Continue reading

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Wired News: Passport Chip Criticism Grows

Wired News: Passport Chip Criticism Grows

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