|XML and software
XML, web and software in general, with notes on Radio Userland resources
Friday, April 23, 2004
: "Classifier4J is a Java library designed to do text classification. It comes with an implementation of a Bayesian classifier, and now has some other features, including a text summary facility. " Last update end 2003. It has been integrated with RSS
and an NNTP & RSS reader
. 11:13:55 PM
What Are Topic Maps?: A generalized data structure standard to link info and support general purpose navigation. "The topic map takes the key concepts described in the databases and documents and relates them together independently of what is said about them in the information being indexed. So when a document says "The maintenance procedure for part X consists of the following steps..." the topic map may say "Part X is of type Q and is contained in parts Y and Z and its maintenance procedure resides in document W". .. The result is an information structure that breaks out of the traditional hierarchical straightjacket that we have gotten used to squeezing our information into. A topic map usually contains several overlapping hierarchies which are rich with semantic cross-links like "Part X is critical to procedure V." ..
The most common use for topic maps right now is to build web sites that are entirely driven by the topic map, in order to fully realize the their information-finding benefits. The topic map provides the site structure, and the page content is taken partly from the topic map itself, and partly from the occurrences. This solution is perfect for all sorts of portals, catalogs, site indexes, and so on. Since a topic map can be said to represent knowledge about the things it describes, topic maps are also ideal as knowledge management tools. "
From The TAO of Topic Maps: "Topic maps started life as a way of representing the knowledge structures inherent in traditional back of book indexes, in order to solve the information management problems involved in creating, maintaining and processing indexes for complex documentation. As the model evolved, their scope was broadened to encompass other kinds of navigational aid, such as glossaries, thesauri and cross references. " 4:15:35 PM
xMail: E-mail as XML
: "E-mail is a good example of a structured text format that can usefully be converted to XML for processing, archiving, and searching. In this chapter, we develop xMaila Python application to convert e-mail to XML." 3:03:21 PM
Developer tools for web site designers:
RSS to JS demo