Test Information Space

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Archive for April, 2011


Posted by cadsmith on April 29, 2011

Test news included Amazon EC2 outage, cloud development and coverage, startup beta, and prototyping. There were thirty-five recent links.

Draft on Utility of Information in progress. This is a blog which discusses capabilities and issues of grid components for advisories, action and administration of test information.

Book Reviews:

Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City, Foth, 2008. Looks at case studies on the theme of urban space or cyburg. The following terms are described – augmented: overlay of digital symbols onto physical maps or scenes, enacted: shows informational and social relationships rather than spatial extent, transducted: where technology is an actor in addition to people,coded objects: material objects that rely on code to function, but do not keep their own records,code/space: spaces dependent upon software to function, coded space: spaces that are enhanced by coded process but which can exist without them, logjects: impermeable and permeable coded spaces that also have records. There are twenty-nine chapters. Site urbaninformatics.net. 

Reality, Universal Ontology and Knowledge Systems: Toward the Intelligent World, Abdouliaev 2008. This is an example of information computation. Its goal is an Intellectual Knowledge Society, “an intelligent civilization (culture) sustained by knowledge infrastructure and machines, where a personal, economic, societal and environmental development is mostly driven by ontological AI technology”. Machine reasoning, like natural order, is based on treatment of entities and causal relationships. Ontology is emphasized for both mathematics and the semantic web. A formal theory of language is constructed for use in search, representation and question and answer systems. Words are arranged by groups, types, and rules. The reality, representation and reasoning machine (RRR) and Universal Knowledge Transducer are used to process natural language for the Digital Aristotle base. It proposes a Unified Standard Entity Classification System (may also be labeled Universal instead). There are eight chapters. The preface, including chapter summaries, is shown on Amazon. Content is also on Safari. This does not cover the full range of functionality and user experience discussed in the draft above, but it is a verbose snapshot of this area of research. Keywords include entity, knowledge representation, natural language, ontology, scientific knowledge, semantics, set theory, taxonomies, and Wordnet.

Intelligent Information Technologies and Applications, Sugumaran 2008. Covers multi-agent systems using semantic technologies. Mobile agents can do data mining, and methods have to hide sensitive information. Shopping catalogs expand product findability and offers are discovered by ontology. A process data warehouse captures complex design and development dynamics. Multiple agents can be involved in the enterprise, or do selling or auctioning. A framework for quality of web services is proposed. End users are surveyed about interface agents. A multi-agent system for academic advising does information customization. Agents can support dynamically adjusted learning methods, e.g. as e-learning advisors across domains.



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Coincide Effect

Posted by cadsmith on April 4, 2011

IEEE proposes cloud standards. Page Speed Online analyzes how to make it faster. FCC and Samknows provide routers to measure broadband. Firefox speed may depend upon add-ons. AffirmIt! is a Ruby testing framework. Wildcat Discovery automatically tests thousands of battery cells. Ways are under development for marketers to measure emotions. There were 30 recent links in several other categories.

Book reviews:

Physics of the Future, Kaku 2011

This is a view of likely technological advances during the rest of the century based upon current research. It is written by a practicing scientist and may seem conservative compared to other popular futurists and speculative to journal publications. It is summarized by description of a day in 2100 under a type I global civilization. Author video.

World Wide Mind, Chorost, 2011

The author’s cochlear implants inspired him to think about how these enhancements can be connected to the internet and then how the combined social interactions would lead to a new order of self-awareness. Trends are extrapolated for the instruments and their applications. This might also be of interest for user experience or requirements as a subset of network science. Author video.

Biosystems Engineering, Nag, 2009

This book looks at the uses of bioengineering including those for agriculture. The combination of genetics and system analysis are used to make sustainable environmental modifications to address some of the critical needs due to impact of things like population and climate in the future.

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