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Monday, May 31, 2004

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Saturday, May 29, 2004

findability.org | findability research#InformationSeekingBehavior: "Research

If only we knew what we already know.

Information Seeking Behavior
The study of users as finders and seekers.
Information Seeking - by C. Choo, B. Detlor, D. Turnbull
Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques - by M. Bates
Information Foraging - by Peter Pirolli, Stuart Card of Xerox PARC
Keeping Found Things Found - at University of Washington iSchool
Genres and the Web - by Andrew Dillon, Barbara Gushrowski
From IR to Information Interaction - by Gary Marchionini
Effective View Navigation - by George Furnas
What Do Web Users Do? - by Andy Cockburn, Bruce McKenzie
Key Research Findings Related to UCD - from HFI

Taxonomies & Facets
The design of hierarchies.
Depth vs Breadth in the Arrangement of Web Links
Faceted Metadata for Image Search and Browsing - BAILANDO
Web Page Design: Implications of Memory, Structure and Scent for Information Retrieval - by Kevin Larson, Mary Czerwinski
Taxonomy & Content Classification - report from Delphi Group

Information Retrieval
Seek and ye shall find (maybe).
Stuff I've Seen - from Microsoft Research
Optimizing Search by Showing Results in Context - by Susan Dumais, Edward Cutrell, Hao Chen
A Multi-Dimensional Approach to the Study of Human- Information Interaction: A Case Study of Collaborative Information Retrieval - by Raya Fidel, Annelise Mark Pejtersen, Bryan Cleal, Harry Bruce
TREC - publications from text retrieval conference
Conceptual Links Trump Hyperlinks - by Kimberly Patch
Information Retrieval Research - links from Search Tools
KMWorld 'Best Practices' White Papers Series: "Search & Discovery ? Focus on Convera"

The Truth About Federated Searching: "FEATURE

The Truth About Federated Searching

Source: WebFeat (http://www.webfeat.org)

Federated searching is a hot topic that seems to be gaining traction in libraries everywhere. As with many technologies that are rapidly adopted,there are some misconceptions about what it can do. WebFeat, a provider of federated search technology to more than 900 public, academic, and corporate libraries, including more than half of the top 10 U.S. public libraries, has compiled this list of the five most commonly repeated misconceptions about federated searching. "
ia/ : Hello world: "Hello world
initial test message
please delete/ignore
? By oldfox at 05/29/2004 - 13:05
? Filed under Information organization
? edit this blog entry ? Add new comment ? trackback url
? Blogs citing this entry (Technorati)"
Information architecture, usability and interaction design issues, plus the odd thought: "You are here. (where is here?)
eleganthack.com is a one-person website devoted to exploring and furthering the emerging art of user experience design and information architecture on the web. "
Technorati: Top 100: "Top 100 Technorati
Ranked by number of blogs who link to the site
Last updated 2004-05-26 23:00:12 PST "

Friday, May 28, 2004

Conference programme - ISKO 2004: "
Provisional Conference Programme
Click here to browse abstracts of the papers"
Dewey Decimal Classification: "DDC's numbers formed the basis of the more expressive but complex Universal Decimal Classification, which combines the basic Dewey numbers with selected punctuation marks (comma, colon, parentheses etc.). Despite its frequent revision, DDC is widely considered theoretically inferior to other more modern systems which make freer use of alphabetical characters to produce shorter classmarks for concepts of equal complexity, though it continues to offer a more expressive format than the simpler enumerative alphanumeric Library of Congress classification developed shortly afterward. "
Ananova - Potato gun lands German men in stew

Potato gun lands German men in stew

Three German men are facing weapons charges after being caught with a home-made potato gun.

The men were seen by a police patrol driving away from a lake in Kirchhain-Niederwald at speed.

Officers gave chase and stopped the men who told them they'd been trying out the potato gun in front of spectators.

The men said they'd got instructions on how to make the gun from the internet.

They'd used bits of piping and a fuse from a gas stove. They'd also used several spray cans to fire the weapon.

The men were also carrying a number of potatoes, and told officers their gun could fire potato pieces more than 300 yards.

The potato gun is classed as a firearm and none of the men had a permit to own or carry one."
Chambers Online Reference: "Search Results for 'conrad hilton'

Hilton, Conrad Nicholson 1887-1979
US hotelier

Born in San Antonio, New Mexico, he helped his father turn their house into an inn. He became a cashier in New Mexico State Bank in 1913, and was president and partner in A H Hilton and Son, General Store by 1915. He took over the family inn on the death of his father in 1918, and bought his first hotel, the Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas, in 1919, building up a chain of hotels in the major cities in the USA. After World War II he formed Hilton Hotels Corporation (1946), and Hilton International (1948). He continued to expand the company until his son, Barron Hilton, took over as president in 1966. He published his autobiography, Be My Guest, in 1957. "

Thursday, May 27, 2004

LRRW: How to Synthesize:
10. Synthesis is not a collection of case annotations or analogies. As Neumann points out, describing a series of cases is nothing but an amplified listing; 'the raw materials are held up to view but they are not sewn together.' The essence of synthesis is a search for collective meaning which can be found only a collective evaluation of the cases. "

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Solutions: Teragram Taxonomy Manager: "Traditional Constraints
One difference between popular World-Wide-Web directories and directories that companies want to build is the fact that the WWW directories are usually built entirely by hand. In other words, each category will have its own editor or set of editors that will be responsible for the content on this category. While this solution generally provides very high quality data organization; it has two main drawbacks:

The cost of building a good directory may be prohibitive because of the labor involved;

The speed at which the directory can be updated with new data is limited by the speed at which new information can be processed. "

One of several great images of a yogi girl. Posted by Hello

Monday, May 24, 2004

I know the answer is here somewhere staring me right in the face! Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Chautauqua: "Before Monday Night Football, before talk radio, before web surfing and chat rooms, there was Chautauqua.

At the turn of the century, there were more than 10,000 Chautauqua venues in small towns and rural areas across the United States. People gathered to enjoy the famous authors of the day, the best musical ensembles, and art exhibits usually available only in major cities. After a stimulating presentation, participants wandered back to their porches and living rooms to discuss, debate, and reflect on what they had experienced together. The Chautauqua movement was all about learning in community"
BuzzPhraser (tm):


A TechnoLatin phrase generator by Doc Searls.
BuzzPhrases are built with TechnoLatin, a non-language that replaces plain English nouns with vague but precise-sounding substitutes. In TechnoLatin, a disk drive is a 'data management solution.' A phone is a 'telecommunications device.'

For more information, see the BuzzPhraser Story, or try making some BuzzPhrases yourself. Just click on the New BuzzPhrase button. You can use the parameters on the control panel to tweak the exact form of your buzz phrases. You can also print your accumulated phrases.

BuzzPhraser 2.1 is an OSI Certified Open Source Javascript application, written by Charles Roth. The source is available as the tarfile buzz.tar. Please let us know about any interesting uses of or changes to the BuzzPhraser. "
When I was coming up in school, Martin Luther King Jr. espoused the power of non-violence.

But this [guy/gal/opponent/idiot/debater] is espousing nothing but vile nonsense!

(c)2001 OldFox.com
It works best with a cymbel crash rather than a bass drum.
www.AndrewSullivan.com - Daily Dish: SELF-PARODY ALERT: My favorite correction from the New York Times in a long time. Almost makes me nostalgic for the Captain Queeg era:

"An article on Monday about the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that ended school segregation misstated a word in a paraphrase from President Bush, who attended a ceremony in Topeka, Kan. He called for a continuing battle to end racial inequality -- not equality."

You couldn't make this up. Speaking of which the cover story in Sunday's New York Times Magazine is a Susan Sontag essay. Yes, she's going to write about Abu Ghraib. And - yes! - the headline is: 'The Photographs Are Us.'
- 4:55:27 PM

The write stuff

Have you got it? Take a quiz based on The Economist's Style Guide... more"
Semantic Interoperablity book excerpt

From ColabWiki

... in our case, a way to convey what we do best
For years, business and government entities have strived to improve results. Traditionally, they have worked to optimize performance within vertical functional structures (silos). Today, with an increasing customer focus (citizen focus for the government) and significant technology advances, they are finding organizational 'silos' are barriers to increased effectiveness. Organizations must work across functional boundaries to see dramatic improvements in all measures of performance.

These are the silos that we 'smash.' We work with clients to break down walls that exist within and between organizations, divisions, government agencies, and companies. We bridge communication gaps, fix broken processes, and most importantly, build collaboration and consensus into our clients' cultures. By managing the 'white space on organization charts,' we help our clients operate at Peak Performance.

Copyright ? 2003 by SiloSmashers, Inc. All rights reserved."
COLAB - cwe: " 1992, SiloSmashers was founded by Angela Drummond as Structured Solutions Inc. (SSI), a woman-owned firm. SiloSmashers was started as an entrepreneurial venture to meet a need in the marketplace for collaborative management consulting services. At that time, the Federal Government was undertaking a number of large projects related to information technology, downsizing, 'right-sizing' and restructuring, and process improvement. SiloSmashers saw the need to implement buy-in and commitment from all levels within organizations in order for these projects to succeed. SiloSmashers' first engagement, for the Department of Defense (DoD) Corporate Information Management Office, was to build and run the first DoD Center for Process Improvement.

In 1994, while still doing work with the DoD and other agencies within the Department, SiloSmashers branched off to other Federal clients. In addition, SiloSmashers began work on its methodology, originally called Rapid Action Redesign, and now updated as the Peak Performance Index. SiloSmashers also developed an internal analysis tool called ReCap, used for gap analysis.

In 1995, SiloSmashers moved to larger offices in Alexandria, VA and built an Electronic Meeting System (EMS) room to support collaborative facilitation efforts.

In 1999, SiloSmashers embarked on a branding campaign, and changed the firm's name to SiloSmashers. SiloSmashers was selected as the result of company discussions as to what we do best and the biggest benefit to our clients.

In 2000, SiloSmashers hired Charles Mudd as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In 2001, he became a Partner in the firm.

In late 2001, SiloSmashers again expanded offices and moved to our current location in Vienna, Virginia, where the firm leases on two floors of a modern office building next to the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro "
ColabWiki: TerrySeale: "Terry Allen Seale is a Legal Taxonomist with Dorsey & Whitney, a preeminent international law firm based in Minneapolis MN. Terry is resident at the Washington DC office although his role is firm wide. He is concerned with knowledge management tools and practices as applied to the practice of law and the administration of justice. "
Old Foxon another Wiki
PmWiki - Main.OldFoxBlotter: " Main /
Edit Page
Page Revisions

Describe OldFoxBlotter here.
Old Fox is now expewimenting to wearn WikiWriting?. He knows wittle about it at this juncture.

There is a webbwog (http://www.0ldfox.blogspot.com) hewre. And another here about Kylie

Edit Page - Page Revisions - WikiHelp - SearchWiki - RecentChanges
Page last modified on May 23, 2004, at 08:11 AM"

BBC NEWS In Pictures
British students attempt to set a record for the most people to ride a roller coaster naked.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

protonic.com : fast free technical support: "protonic.com is an online community that provides technical support to computer users for free. We prefer to call our users 'Clients,' because we have the philosophy that, despite our service being free, you should still receive the highest quality technical support.

Each protonic.com support Technician is a volunteer. We have been featured in many media publications including USA Weekend, Yahoo! Internet Life and .net magazine.

If you have a computer problem - anything from hardware to HTML problems - then submit your question to us for help! We support nearly everything: PCs, Macs, Unix and PDAs. "
Anti-Spam Your Inbox: "While no filtering system is perfect, you can greatly reduce the number of spam and junk e-mails that you receive using your mail program's filtering function.

You may have noticed that a lot of spam does not contain your actual e-mail address in the To: field. Spammers put some bogus address in there to hide the recipient list. Your actual e-mail address is hidden in the message header. You can take the practice the spammers use and use it against them to filter out their garbage. "
Personal Fund | Home Page:

Mutual Fund Cost Calculator

Enter the five letter ticker symbol for your mutual fund@the site.

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July 9, 2002
Our new study, Mutual Fund Costs: Risk Without Reward looks at the last ten years of mutual fund returns. The paper sheds new light on the relationship between expense ratios, turnover and performance. It illustrates even more clearly what this site has been saying all along: Low cost funds tend to have higher average returns, greater odds for superior performance, and a lower risk of inferior performance than do high cost funds.

Using some of the results of the study, we also update this web site to give improved estimates of transaction costs for different types of funds. See the study for more details"

Friday, May 21, 2004

The Curse of Thamus: An Analysis of Full-Text Legal Document Retrieval- 2/18/98: "Full-text computer-assisted research systems have become standard tools for searching large quantities of legal documents. Yet there remain questions as to the relative effectiveness of full-text searching. Mr. Dabney reviews recent research into these questions and discusses the implications the results for computer-assisted legal research systems. He concludes that the performance of currently available systems could be improved. "

Thursday, May 20, 2004

About WebChoir: "About WebChoir
WebChoir, Inc., an information organization and retrieval platform company, was founded in April 2000 as a Delaware Corporation. Using open standards and technologies, WebChoir develops and builds information organization platforms and related information retrieval tools for the global market.
The Company's core products, targeting the key business functions of information storage and retrieval, are marketed as TermChoir?, ViewChoir?, LinkChoir? and SeekChoir?. Each product is a robust, modular and scalable application that can be used as a standalone product solution, or used together with other WebChoir products to provide a total solution. WebChoir fully supports the standardization efforts of XML, MARC, and NISO standard z39.19, and our products are compatible to these standards. Research is underway to support traditional classification systems and other standard vocabularies. "
Thinkmap Taxonomy Browser Demonstration -- Launch Page

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Darlene Fichter - Data Library Coordinator - University of Saskatchewan Library, Saskatoon, Canada: "Main Library
University of Saskatchewan
3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5A4

Resource Pages
Finding Blogs, Blog Posts, RSS Feeds and RSS Entries
Finding Library Weblogs
Writing for the Web
Usable Forms

Monday, May 17, 2004

Disinfopedia - Disinfopedia: "Disinfopedia
Welcome to Disinfopedia, a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests. The Disinfopedia is sponsored by the Center for Media and Democracy. We started in February 2003 and are now working on 4497 articles. To learn how you can edit any article right now, visit Disinfopedia:Welcome, newcomers, our Help page, Frequently Asked Questions, or experiment in the sandbox.
Browse by topic "

Web Search--Yahoo
Source: AP, Reuters, News.com

Forget the Search Wars, It's Mail Wars!

Here are a few highlights and quotes from Yahoo's meeting with analysts that took place today in California.
+ Yahoo has announced that they will offer 100MB of free storage space for Yahoo Mail users.
+ Customers who pay for access to Yahoo Mail will have "virtually unlimited storage" space.
+ A "face-lift" of Yahoo Mail will debut this summer.
+ "'We will continue to lead and not follow,' said Dan Rosensweig, Yahoo's chief operating officer. 'We know where the Internet is going.'"
+ "Yahoo gave Google credit for its leadership position in online searching ? an area where Yahoo is spending heavily to gain an advantage. In Thursday's presentation, Yahoo rated its search brand strength as "moderate" while praising Google's as 'strong.'"
+ "'All we want to do is win and it's the only thing that excites us,' Semel said, who added that the company's management bench has expertise in all forms of media and everything that relates to the Internet."
and in other Yahoo News...
CNN, SI.com, and CNNMoney Switch to Yahoo Search
As of today (this new arrangement was first reported in April) all of these sites are offering search "powered by" Yahoo. Until today these sites offered search "enhanced" by Google. CNN has had an advertising deal with Overture since late 2002. Thanks to L.C. for the tip.
Source: ResourceShelf

Craig Marion on Knowledge Management

Software Design Smorgasbord: Knowledge Management Page: "Capturing best practice, harnessing collective intelligence, sharing lessons learned, and harnessing the untapped value that lies among your staff and contacts.
-- John Thackara, Director of the Netherlands Design Institute in Amsterdam
That's the best short description I've found on knowledge management. Information overload is a given today, yet important information is acquired regularly and needs to be made available to those who can use it. Knowledge Management addresses this problem.

Knowledge continually needs to be freshened, too. Best practices evolve. Knowledge acquired through knowledge management needs not only to be made available to individuals. It needs to be integrated into software as knowledge support as well.
Some of the major themes in knowledge management are

the use of groupware
organizational learning
knowledge organizations
leveraging intellectual capital

HyperDictionery [and thesaurus]

Online Dictionary - HyperDictionary.com: "Welcome to our online dictionary. The new databases are online. There is still work to be done, but the website is functional and the word definitions are available. We are currently working on adding a spell checker for search terms. We thank everyone who submitted their feedback to us and encourage our users to continue to provide us with suggestions."

Sunday, May 16, 2004

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When Islam Breaks Down

City Journal Spring 2004 | When Islam Breaks Down by Theodore Dalrymple: "

Theodore Dalrymple

My first contact with Islam was in Afghanistan. I had been through Iran overland to get there, but it was in the days of the Shah?s White Revolution, which had given rights to women and had secularized society (with the aid of a little detention, without trial, and torture). In my naive, historicist way, I assumed that secularization was an irreversible process, like the breaking of eggs: that once people had seen the glory of life without compulsory obeisance to the men of God, they would never turn back to them as the sole guides to their lives and politics." . . . [read it, it's good]

Saturday, May 15, 2004

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The Visual Thesaurus

a Dictionary of the English Language
"'The Visual Thesaurus represents the marriage of Princeton University's WordNet (an online database that organizes some 50,000 words and 40,000 phrases into synonym sets) and Plumb Design's ThinkMap software (which its creators describe as 'not primarily a data-visualization tool, but rather a data-animation tool'). The result is enchanting, if hard to describe: any word typed into the Visual Thesaurus appears onscreen like a spider bobbing at the center of a web of gently swaying gray filaments, each of which has at its end a synonym. Click on any one word at the periphery and it moves to the center of the screen, where a new web of associations emerges. (The old web, connected by the common synonym, is moved off to the side, where it is still easily accessible.) Because the display is run by a Java applet, viewers can customize the display of data: they can favor certain parts of speech, determine the extent to which synonyms of synonyms are displayed in the background, toggle between two- and three-dimensional representations of word associations, and more. The result -- as Marc Tinkler, one of the developers of the Visual Thesaurus, recently told The New York Times's CyberTimes -- is akin to 'information choreography.' " --Atlantic Monthly

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Friday, May 14, 2004

McMillan Market Commentary

Friday, May 14, 2004

Note: Please use the following link to view this week's charts:
To receive the complete commentary plus reccomendations visit here: http://www.optionstrategist.com/offers/strategist.htm

Stock Market

The pressing question now is, "Has the bottom been made?" The
market suffered a rather severe decline for several days, falling below
the March lows. Then, out of nowhere on Wednesday afternoon, a
large buying spree took place. However, there was no follow-through
on Thursday, and at this time we do not have any confirmed buy
signals. Therefore, we are still cautious, but are ready to turn bullish
if some confirmed buy signals are registered.

As noted above, prices of $SPX, $OEX, and the Dow all
penetrated below their March lows (QQQ did not). Where are the
bullish analysts who, back at the end of March, paraded across our TV
sets, "guaranteeing" that the March lows would not be revisited?
Nowhere to be seen, I can assure you -- just like their apologies. Back
to reality: the first conditions for a possible double bottom (a "W"
bottom) have been fulfilled by the market's having pulled back to
levels near the March lows. It doesn't really matter that they violated
the March lows by a small amount. Don't get me wrong: the index
charts look terrible, but if the oversold conditions that we are seeing
evolve into true buy signals, they should be able to rally -- overhead
resistance notwithstanding. The main caveat is that, should this
week's lows be penetrated on the downside, then a more severe bearish
scenario will likely unfold.

Equity-only put-call ratios continue to climb, and that means they
remain on sell signals (Figures 2 and 3). These would probably be the
last of our indicators to turn bullish, which would only occur if they
peaked and began to decline.

Volatility indices ($VIX and $VXO), however, could be one of
the first to register buy signals. Recall that a buy signal from a
volatility index occurs when volatility forms a spike peak during a
market decline. These two volatility indices did peak on Wednesday,
as $VIX rose above 20. If $VIX closes below 18, that would register
a buy signal, in our opinion. Figure 4 shows the recent action of
$VIX. However, if $VIX continues to rise, that means it would remain
in a bearish state.

Finally, let's discuss market breadth. It was downright terrible.
In fact, there still hasn't really been a strong day where
advances outnumbered declines by a wide margin. It is going to take
one of those to push market breadth to buy signals.

So, volatility indices and market breadth indicators are closest to
generating buy signals. If they do turn bullish, then the equity-only
put-call ratios should follow in due time. As these indicators turn
bullish, we would begin to take long call positions in $OEX.
However, don't rush things. Don't buy until we see some confirmed
buy signals.

To receive the complete commentary plus reccomendations visit here: http://www.optionstrategist.com/offers/strategist.htm

Note: Use the following link to view this week's charts:http://www.optionstrategist.com/products/advisories/hotline/charts.asp

Wordmap - Home: "Standardize your organization's business language

Wordmap allows an organization to consolidate its terminology and categories into a single enterprise taxonomy. The taxonomy ensures that all of the organization's applications use the same language to organize, store and present information. Through this discipline, Wordmap delivers:

  • greater speed and precision of information access

  • reduced cost of information management and system set-up

  • easier compliance with emerging regulatory demands."
Topic Map Articles: "topicmap.com
Hand-crafted Machine-generated Knowledge Interchange"
The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > A Mobile Link for 90 Mutual Friends: "A Mobile Link for 90 Mutual Friends

Published: May 13, 2004

ONE are the nights when Brian Battjer left barhopping in New York to chance.
He took control of his social fate when he signed up for Dodgeball.com, a free social-networking service that is becoming popular with young singles. The site uses cellphone text-messaging to wirelessly connect thousands of friends, and friends of friends.

Just hours after he subscribed, Mr. Battjer, 27, received "

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Library Stuff: "

The library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development"

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information: "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic
Sources of Information
?Marian Dworaczek

For a complete list of titles indexed here see Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography.

INTRODUCTION [How to use the Subject Index and the Bibliography; including Sample search]

Created: December 1997 Last revised: April 17, 2004 Links verified: March 19, 2004 "
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center

Monday, May 10, 2004

This here is a test message to the blog.
Hope <i>you</i> get it <b>Big boy</b>.
Using CSS, you can customize the appearance of your blogroll. The blogroll has two [left angle bracket]div[right angle bracket] tags, which let you change the appearance of folder titles and subscriptions. For more information, click here.

In addition to a custom Blogroll, people can view your public subscriptions on the Bloglines web site. Refer people to the following URL:

They will be able to view your public subscriptions and export them to an OPML file.

Site Feed URL http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/atom.xml
Synapse: Taxonomies and Thesaurus Software: "Taxonomies, software and people for smarter information retrieval

In the world of taxonomies, thesauri and knowledge management, Synapse Corporation offers ready-made taxonomies, enterprise-class software solutions, domain expertise, and professional lexicography and indexing services. "

Real-Life Solutions

Synaptica is being used by companies to perform many different taxonomy and indexing tasks:

  • an insurance company is building a taxonomy to classify and index the corporation’s intranet; embedding terms in document meta-headers with Synaptica’s online indexing tools;

  • a publisher of reference books and databases is managing large authority files of personal and company names and building a master subject thesaurus that maps to legacy vocabularies;

  • an international trade directory is developing a seventeen-language thesaurus of products and services with cross-references to numerous classification schemes such as SIC and HSC;

  • a pharmaceutical company is managing and mapping together numerous thesauri and taxonomies used throughout the enterprise.

Web-based User Interface

The entire Synaptica application has a web-based user interface enabling access by location-independent lexicographers and indexers. A ‘portal’ system allows project teams to access subsets of the vocabularies with user functional privileges controlled by 12 permissions levels from read-only through super-administrator. A suite of online report wizards allows users to create alphabetical and hierarchical reports as well as CSV format exports.
Robin Good's blog


Recent News

Visual Search Engine Learns From Your Prefences: Ujiko
Ujiko is a new visual search engine that will be available tomorrow. Strictly related to Kartoo, Ujiko allows the user to select, comment and annotate all of the preferred results with maximum ease of use. By clicking on a heart rather than a trash can the user actively selects and filters the best resources found. Ujiko leverages an index of 4 billion pages and allows the user to easily train Ujiko to understand and provide personalized search results. Hujiko, like a good elephant, doesn't forget your best preferences and the more you use it, the better results you get.
Ujiko -- April 30
Taxonomy Warehouse - A Comprehensive Web-Directory of Taxonomies: "TAXONOMY WAREHOUSE
Browse by Category
(Beta Release 1.0)

Check one or more categories and press the Search button.
Online Collaboration, Independent Publishing, Privacy and Security on New Media and ICT:

"Cutting-edge know-how, resources and tools to facilitate your ability to learn, communicate and collaborate effectively with new media technologies."
Map of the Market

Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap's objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.
Newsmap does not pretend to replace the googlenews aggregator. It's objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media. It is not thought to display an unbiased view of the news, on the contrary it is thought to ironically accentuate the bias of it.
Main Page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Main Page
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Welcome to Wikipedia! We are building an open-content encyclopedia in many languages. We started in January 2001 and are now working on 263370 articles in the English version. Learn how to edit pages, experiment in the sandbox, and visit our Community Portal to find out how you can contribute to Wikipedia. "

Wikis Described in Plain English
(ARCHIVED IN: Technology in Plain English )
You may have seen the word “wiki” used to describe a website used by a group to collaborate. My intent with this post is to describe wikis and the basics of how they work- in plain English.


Saturday, May 08, 2004

Capitalistpig LLC: "Jonathan Hoenig
Managing Member of a private investment partnership

Jonathan Hoenig is the Managing Member of a private investment partnership. A former floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, Hoenig's first book, Greed is Good: The Capitalist Pig Guide to Investing was published by HarperCollins. He is a frequent commentator in the financial press, and has written for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Maxim and Smartmoney.com. Hoenig has been featured in numerous "

Friday, May 07, 2004

How to Make a Faceted Classification and Put It On the Web: "How to Make a Faceted Classification and Put It On the Web
Denton, William. 'How to Make a Faceted Classification and Put It On the Web' Nov. 2003. http://www.miskatonic.org/library/facet-web-howto.html.
This follows Putting Facets on the Web: An Annotated Bibliography, and is the second paper I wrote for Prof. Clare Beghtol of the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto, who led me in a reading course named 'Applying Faceted Classification in an Online World.' (It's also available as a PDF (215K) which is formatted for printing.)
0. Introduction
Faceted classifications are increasingly common on the World Wide Web, especially on commercial web sites (Adkisson 2003). This is not surprising--facets are a natural way of organizing things. Many web designers have probably rediscovered them independently by asking, 'What other ways would people want to view this data? What's another way to slice it?' A survey of the literature on applying facets on the web (Denton 2003) shows that librarians think it a good idea but are unsure how to do it, while the web people who are already doing it are often unaware of S.R. Ranganathan, the Classification Research Group, and the decades of history behind facets. "

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Why Create a Taxonomy?

Anyone who has seen the effects of unplanned projects knows why it is important to have a plan before starting to build. Also, due to the complex nature of DAU's knowledge: teaching notes, lessons learned, magazine articles, case studies, etc. some are often confused and unable to see the value as each of these are handled individually.
Some of the basic deliverables of building aTaxonomy include:

Site Maps: Maps reflect navigation and main content buckets. They are usually constructed to look like flowcharts and show how users navigate from one section to another, whether in a database or on a website.

Content Maps: Detailed maps that show what exists on each page and how content on some pages interacts with content on other pages.

Page Schematics: Black and white line drawings or block diagrams to hand off to a visual designer. These may, or may not, reflect layout and are used mostly to inform the designer and the client exactly what information, links, content, promotional space, and navigation will be on every page of the site. Schematics also help illustrate priority.

Text-Based Outlines: Sometimes information architects want to show architecture as indented text outlines and lists.

Interactive, Semi-Functional Prototyping: In some cases, information architects are responsible for outlining or storyboarding functional prototypes, and in others they actually build prototypes with HTML, Flash, Director, or PowerPoint.

How do you build a Taxonomy?

First, it's extremely important to find out who's using it, who's building it, and what its goals are. Maybe the hardest part of information architecture is to help identify a focus or necessary component of intuitive form and function. But after focusing, evaluation is all about anticipated user paths, logical process flows, and determining how to balance efficiency with ease of use. Good, consistent information architecture will help users build relationships and trust with the technology and product

Architecture can and should be an extremely collaborative and iterative process, which evolves somewhat organically in as much structure that can be defined up-front as possible. Anything an IA can do to ask as many questions and get as many answers up-front will ultimately help the process. Architects also need to focus on who will be using the site, strategic and business goals, key usability principals, technical constraints, and future needs.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Feature Articles - Stock to Option Trading: "The Move From Stock Trading to Option Trading
Isn't a Slam Dunk
Originally published in the September issue of Stock Futures and Options magazine.
by: Price Headley

Stock option traders have always been faced with the additional work of not only correctly predicting the underlying security's price, but then also choosing the appropriate option strategy. But most stock traders mistakenly figure they can easily make the transition from stocks to options. As easy as falling off a log, right? Maybe not. There are differences that traders need to keep in mind when making the transition to options.

Stocks Don't Expire. Options Do. Plan Accordingly.

In order to make money in options on an on-going basis, a trader needs to understand the major difference between stock and option trading and that is the impact of time on stock and option positions"

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

My Way: "
Make My Way Your Home Page | Spread the Word

My Settings: Overview | Search | Email | Chat | Portfolio | Calendar | Groups | Profile"
Of particular interest to my patron was, Westlaw.com's hyperlink flowchart, "Congressional Lawmaking Process," http://intranetsolutions.westlaw.com/gov/leghist/ .
legislative history
legislative histories
Terry's Tips for Stock Options Success

Monday, May 03, 2004






Buy the Nasdaq 100 Trust (QQQ) when the 5-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) closes below 30.0.
Sell the Nasdaq 100 Trust (QQQ) when the 5-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) closes above 50.0.

The Nasdaq 100 Trust is purchased during after-hours trading on the day the RSI buy signal is generated.
The Nasdaq 100 Trust is sold during after-hours trading on the day the RSI sell signal is generated.
The purchase price of the Nasdaq 100 Trust is equivalent to 2.5% of the closing value of the Nasdaq 100 Index (NDX).
Total proceeds from one trade are reinvested into the following trade.

The 5-day RSI strategy has a tendency to underperform the buy-and-hold strategy when the market is strong and outperform when the market is weak, and it's best used as a way to supplement/hedge existing investment income. Commissions and SEC fees were not included in the calculations. Past performance is not necessarily an indication of future performance. This page is intended for informational purposes only.

5-Day RSI Strategy
Nasdaq 100 Index






2002 18.8%



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Dorsey & Whitney News Archive: "Luigino's

Fat chance!

Weight Watchers International filed a preliminary injunction motion to try to force our client, Luigino's, to stop using Weight Watchers' trademark POINTS on the front of its Michelina's frozen dinners.

But Judge Griesa of the Southern District of New York denied the motion, finding that Luigino's made 'fair use' of the mark and that Weight Watchers' trademark survey was entitled to no weight.

In a true Dorsey team effort, George Eck (partner/trial-NY) argued the motion, Nick Campanario (associate/trial-Minneapolis) wrote the brief, Tom Vitt (partner/IP litigation-Minneapolis) deposed the expert, and Bruce Ewing (partner/IP litigation-NY) provided advice on all fronts, particularly on Judge Griesa. "
Westlaw? Legislative History Research: "Welcome to West?s Legislative History research web site. This web site is a resource that collects for you all the resources on Westlaw that pertain to researching legislative history including the legislative history of the Constitution, Treaties, and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). In addition, this web site provides resources for researching current events, background, and analysis that may pertain to the law you are researching.

Using this site ?gateways? you to Westlaw; if you toggle back and forth between your Westlaw research session and this web page, clicking on a link from the web page allow you to simultaneously open another Westlaw research window. In other words, you can have two or more Westlaw research windows open at the same time. This allows you to toggle back and forth between your various research resources. A research trail is tracked storing all of your research which you can view while looking at the last window you opened. Signing off one window closes your Westlaw research sessions. "
Westlaw? Legislative History Research: "Welcome to West?s Legislative History research web site. This web site is a resource that collects for you all the resources on Westlaw that pertain to researching legislative history including the legislative history of the Constitution, Treaties, and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). In addition, this web site provides resources for researching current events, background, and analysis that may pertain to the law you are researching.

Using this site ?gateways? you to Westlaw; if you toggle back and forth between your Westlaw research session and this web page, clicking on a link from the web page allow you to simultaneously open another Westlaw research window. In other words, you can have two or more Westlaw research windows open at the same time. This allows you to toggle back and forth between your various research resources. A research trail is tracked storing all of your research which you can view while looking at the last window you opened. Signing off one window closes your Westlaw research sessions. "
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