Stepping into Web 2.0

I took another step into the quite interesting world of Social Software by registering with del.icio.us and linking my blog to it. Let’s share.

I took another step into the quite interesting world of Social Software by registering with del.icio.us and linking my blog to it. Let’s share.

Semantic consistency checking of novels

Wouldn’t it be great to ask this system to highlight all places in the text where–let’s say–Joe and Susan have scenes together or where Susan has a scene with someone else…. Moving in the manuscript by means of semantic querying and browsing, and not by syntactical means.Musing about Semantic Web applications I could easily envision some tool that helps keeping track of such details and helps keeping the respective universe consistent.

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Working with long texts over a long period of time places a heavy cognitive load on an author of such work. One needs to keep in mind many facets of each character. What is her hair colour? What colour are his eyes? Where is the character at which point of the story? Wouldn’t it be great to ask this system to highlight all places in the text where–let’s say–Joe and Susan have scenes together or where Susan has a scene with someone else. It then would be much easier to rewrite scenes (e.g., replacing one character with another one or putting the characters to another location). Moving in the manuscript by means of semantic querying and browsing, and not by syntactical means.
Musing about Semantic Web applications I could easily envision some tool that helps keeping track of such details and helps keeping the respective universe consistent. This idea is almost certainly not a new idea. But maybe the Nepomuk system will provide such features using the text analysis components together with Leo’s Rebith machine?
Well, we’ll see, won’t we?

Journler for the Mac

Just to quote its developer, Philip Dow, should suffice: „Journler is the premier notebook and entry based information manager for the Macintosh.“… and would like to recommend it to any Macintosh user.

Just to quote its developer, Philip Dow, should suffice: „Journler is the premier notebook and entry based information manager for the Macintosh.“ He is right about that. I just learned about this nice tool (Thanks, Cedric!) and would like to recommend it to any Macintosh user. Check it out: http://journler.phildow.net http://www.journler.com.

Semantic Desktop and Social Semantic Collaboration Workshop @ ISWC 2006

This is one of the major dissemination acitivites among Semantic Web researchers for my current project Nepomuk – The Social Semantic Desktop. We will not only present our research and development results but learn and discuss about the state of the art of the Semantic Desktop and collaboration enhancements, in order to make it „social“.

This is one of the major dissemination acitivites among Semantic Web researchers for my current project Nepomuk – The Social Semantic Desktop. We will not only present our research and development results but learn and discuss about the state of the art of the Semantic Desktop and collaboration enhancements, in order to make it „social“. Thus, it should not come as a surprise to find quite a few Nepomuk project members in the Program Committee (including myself). The call for papers is here.
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3rd International Conference on Human Centered Processes HCP 2007

Parick Brezillon, a colleague from University of Paris with whom I did a workshop and journal issue on Modeling and Retrieval of Context, asked me to be part of Program Committe of the above mentioned conference, which I happily accepted. Being interested in context and explanation research, issues of human-machine interaction are of major interest for my research.

Parick Brezillon, a colleague from University of Paris with whom I did a workshop and journal issue on Modeling and Retrieval of Context, asked me to be part of Program Committe of the above mentioned conference, which I happily accepted. Being interested in context and explanation research, issues of human-machine interaction are of major interest for my research. So check this conference out: Human Centered Processes HCP 2007
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FGWM 2006 – Workshop and meeting of the SIG Knowledge Management

Every couple of years the special interest group Knowledge Management organizes a workshop in order to meet and discuss work in progress…. For example, at the last meeting at Humboldt University Berlin (FGWM 2004) I met a Diploma Student presenting a poster for some research work from another DFKI department in Saarbrücken.

Every couple of years the special interest group Knowledge Management organizes a workshop in order to meet and discuss work in progress. I enjoy these events especially because it is a great opportunity for networking, refreshing existing as well as building new contacts in the knowledge management community. For example, at the last meeting at Humboldt University Berlin (FGWM 2004) I met a Diploma Student presenting a poster for some research work from another DFKI department in Saarbrücken. He was at this event by chance and learned a great deal about research and research work. In the meantime he became a researcher, something he never considered before.
I would like to encourage students to consider pursueing a career in academia and to think about submitting a paper and/or to visit this event at the University of Hildesheim: FGWM 2006.
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Pet Shop Boys on Tour

The Pet Shop Boys always were one of my favorite pop groups…. I will be in Boston, USA, at that time.It’s sometimes hard to be a (hard blogging) scientist.See tour schedule at the Pet Shop Boys‘ homepage.P.S.: Listen to their newest single at their homepage: „I’m with stupid“.

Finally, I decided to go to a pop concert. (Would be my first concert, mind you!) The Pet Shop Boys always were one of my favorite pop groups. Great music, great lyrics … One of their few concerts actually would be not too far away, in Bonn. Great, isn’t it? Thought so, too. Until I had a closer look at the date. I will be in Boston, USA, at that time.It’s sometimes hard to be a (hard blogging) scientist.See tour schedule at the Pet Shop Boys‘ homepage.P.S.: Listen to their newest single at their homepage: „I’m with stupid“.

Content, Users, and Context

As context is one of my main research interests I welcomed this article on Understanding the Market Context. The authors modify The Three Circles of Information Architecture (used by Peter Morville for User Experience Design).

As context is one of my main research interests I welcomed this article on Understanding the Market Context. The authors modify The Three Circles of Information Architecture (used by Peter Morville for User Experience Design). The context here is the business marketplace of competing companies/products/services.

via Martin

Digital natives – Die Eingeborenen des Internets

Ein interessanter Artikel über den Wandel der Internetnutzer vom Medienkonsumenten zum Medienproduzenten…. Zumindest hat der Einzelne die Möglichkeit und die Mittel, (sich) selbst zu produzieren.

Ein interessanter Artikel über den Wandel der Internetnutzer vom Medienkonsumenten zum Medienproduzenten. Naja. Zumindest hat der Einzelne die Möglichkeit und die Mittel, (sich) selbst zu produzieren. Die Masse wird auch weiterhin (nur) konsumieren. Fazit: lesenswert.
via Martin who read Die Zeit

Escape Pod

Being a science fiction fan–well more of a fan of scifi series such as Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, etc.–and an Apple iPod addict I was glad to be pointed to „The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine“ Escape Pod. Thanks, Mehmet!

Being a science fiction fan–well more of a fan of scifi series such as Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, etc.–and an Apple iPod addict I was glad to be pointed to „The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine“ Escape Pod. Thanks, Mehmet!
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