Open source search result clustering

David Weinberger

That same type of functionality is now open sourced at Carrot2. Remember Northern Light ? That was the search engine that did an amazing job of dynamically clustering search results into folders based on their topic or area. Jon Lehto, of, who pointed this out to me, notes that Carrot2 &# builds categories from search results (configurable number), and the user doesn’t need to ‘own’ the search data.&#.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

An OpenLaszlo application can be asshort as a single source file, or factored into multiple files thatdefine reusable classes and libraries."

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Attending Hinchcliffe and Companys "Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned.

What’s wrong with bots is they’re not ours

Doc Searls

So at this point Mark seemed to be talking about a new communication channel that could relieve the typical pains of being a customer while also opening the floodgates of demand notifying supply when it’s ready to buy. It’s tabula rasa : wide open.

Bias or heuristic?

Dave Snowden

I could go on, and on Monday I’m going to look very specifically at climate change and announce and important open source programme from the Cynefin Centre. What about expert searchers who have spent years honing their ability to detect small abnormalities in specific types of image?

Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Various types of questions. This is also the place where free and open source software (FOSS) can emerge. But it’s not open source at the moment. Question: security for open source tools. Response: open source more secure than non-open source.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

Each browser has different security and privacy settings, depending on what type of resource I need to access. Blogging Tool : This blog is built on WordPress open source software, designed and hosted by Tantramar Interactive.

Fargo: an open outliner

David Weinberger

Type CMD-? It supports open standards, and it’s designed to make it easy to let what you’ve written become part of the open Web. Fargo files are saved in the OPML standard so other apps can open them. The Concord engine that powers Fargo is Open Source. Dave Winer loves outlines. I do, too, but Dave loves them More.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress or Elgg.

leadership is helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

Organizations face more complexity in the type of work they do, the problems they face, and the markets they interact with. Effective networks are diverse and open. They are in service to the network, to help keep it resilient through transparency, diversity of ideas, and openness.

Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s also an open-source serverless platform, Apache OpenWhisk , on which IBM’s offerings are based, as well as those from other vendors. I n October of 2008, The Economist published a special report on a then relatively new, rapidly growing IT development, - cloud computing.

Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Electron is open source, and learning it would make a great holiday project. It is open source and runs on multiple platforms. Once the mode and npm commands are working (test them by typing node -v and npm -v ) you're ready to start.

What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

I should say that this type if mapping is not just of value in knowledge management. This can be done by typing, recording or taking a photograph or using a drawing/picture or the like. This can use predetermined categories relevant to the organisation or can just be left open.

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Second Waves

Doc Searls

Sez that post, The central parts of the code, as well as the protocols that have driven many of Wave’s innovations, like drag-and-drop and character-by-character live typing, are already available as open source, so customers and partners can continue the innovation we began. Here’s a theory: others can make better things with Google Wave’s parts than Google made with Wave itself, the death of which Google announced today.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors.

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Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few years later, the Web’s open standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs , - made it possible for any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world. Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain.

5 ways tech startups can disrupt education

George Siemens

Suggestions: it should be free(mium), grassroots, 21st century learning & teaching, use open content, be open source. What type of tool, or functionality, do you think would disrupt education? What types of tools would teachers need to disrupt education As many theorists of innovation have noted, it’s difficult for mature established fields (and corporations, for that matter) to reinvent themselves. Change often comes from the outside.

[nextweb] Marc Smith on the shape of networks

David Weinberger

They have Open Source tools heading this way. He points to six different types of nets at Twitter. [ This is a very bare overview of Marc Smith’s talk at The NextWeb [twitter: thenextwebEurope ]. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Respondents represented a range of sectors and organisation types – financial services, oil and gas, healthcare, business services, industry, government and third sector were all included. That means an attitude of openness and collaboration - joining others on a journey of understanding.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols. These collaborations have led to the creation of standards, open source software and governance processes embraced by all participants.

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[liveblog][pair] Golan Levin

David Weinberger

It’s an open source neural network tool which offers similar-image search for satellite imagery. He lists sensible reasons too fast for me to type. ]. At the PAIR Symposium , Golan Levin of CMU is talking about ML and art. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.

Full-text searching Harvard Library

David Weinberger

This project runs on top of LibraryCloud , an open source library metadata server created by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab that I co-direct (until Sept.). LibraryCloud provides an API to Harvard’s open library metadata and more. (We’re Remember its source

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[templelib] James Neal, Columbia University

David Weinberger

Content mgt gateways for discovery, supporting different types of workflows. Advance open source, open standards, open archives, open linking, open knowledge, Open Access.

[eim][semtechbiz] Enterprise Linked Data

David Weinberger

David Wood of is talking about Callimachus , an open source project that is also available through his company. Traditionally we dealt with this type of demand via data warehousing: put it all in one place for easy access. So, they decided to grab data from the linked open data data cloud and assemble the pages automatically. NOTE : Liveblogging. All bets on accuracy are off.]. We’re moving from PCs to mobile, he says.

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On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “A permissioned system -[or ledger] is one in which identity for users is whitelisted (or blacklisted) through some type of KYB or KYC procedure; it is the common method of managing identity in traditional finance.”

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth Kanter

Last year, Google made an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address these social challenges. Each area describes the project idea, type of AI technology and data sources.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers. For example, Intelpedia was set up using the open source MediaWiki software that is used to power Wikipedia itself.

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iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

Sense-making (shows types of sense-making activities). I opened with a recent short video by Teemu Arina entitled Global, Local, Personal (2011). Jane Hart hosts two communities, Social Learning (on Yammer) as well as Share and Learn (using the open source WPMU platform).

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LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

This tool eases the process of adding open access material to open access repositories, including Harvard DASH. ODAV will help to reconcile maps through Open Layers , to overlap and scale them seamlessly. (It Most people are not all that excited about centrally provided services such as bug tracking or source code management. it’s a type of staging area, for use by anyone at Harvard, with very low barriers to getting content in.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

According to a source, one research study on this type of opt-out mechanism led to opt-out rates of more than 70%. One big upside for IAB Europe is that its Framework contains open source code and an SDK.

Signposts for the Week Ending May 29

Adaptive Path

Friends introduce more type for the web through Typekit. Open-Source Data Models? From McKinsey&Company: In less than 20 years, the Internet has transformed the way we shop, socialize, and communicate. What’s next? Vintage IDEO videos resurface from ABC’s Nightline. “You’ve got to hire people that don’t listen to you!&#. Ian Delaney: Surrender! Foucault and Twitter. The Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman. When in doubt, be inspired. Olivetti.

How a Hosted LMS Promotes Corporate Online Learning


There are several different types of learning management system, including open-source, proprietary, cloud-based, and fully hosted. The type that is commonly used in corporate settings is a fully hosted, software-as-a-service (SaaS) LMS.

How a Hosted LMS Promotes Online Corporate Learning


There are several different types of learning management systems. These include open-source, proprietary, cloud-based, and fully hosted. The type most commonly used in corporate settings is a fully hosted, software-as-a-service (SaaS) LMS.

[lodlam] Convert to RDF with KARMA

David Weinberger

KARMA from University of Southern California takes tools for a wide variety of sources and maps it to your ontologies and generates linked data. It is open source and free. [I The mapping format is R2RML , which is designed for relational databases, but they''ve extended it to handle more types of databases. I have not even re-read this post. Running to the next session.]. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information.

Community Portals

Harold Jarche

Looking back at lessons learned from community portals (2005) I would say that the transactional portal is the only one that still makes any sense to me: Transactional: sites which are accessible, complete, thoughtful, and coherent; and with more than one type of on-line interaction (e.g.

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Learning Electron - Part 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

According to Google search, Angular is "a TypeScript -based open-source front-end web application framework led by the Angular Team at Google and by a community of individuals and corporations."

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learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

When our son was in junior high school he came home one afternoon and said, “There seem to be two types of people, Dad.”. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. Learning is the new literacy.

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How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


Most business owners have financial perimeters they must work within, which explains why they tend to weigh investments more carefully than almost any other type of investor. Not every type of ROI is measurable. Not just any type of training yields these miraculous results, though.

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