Archive for the ‘Silverlight’ Category

Open Specification Interactive Pivot

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Open Specification Interactive Pivot

Uses Sliverlight technology to provide navigation across most of Microsoft’s Open Specifications (more are coming).

I had to switch to my IE (version 8) browser to get it to work but I guess it really didn’t need a “best if viewed with IE * or later” warning label. ­čśë

Impressive work and not just for the search/browsing capabilities. The more such information becomes available, the easier it is to illustrate the varying semantics even within one corporate development domain.

Not that varying semantics is a bad thing, on the contrary, they are perfectly natural. But in some cases we may need to overcome them for particular purposes. The first step in that process is recognition of the varying semantics.

Encog Java and DotNet Neural Network Framework

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Encog Java and DotNet Neural Network Framework

From the website:

Encog is an advanced neural network and machine learning framework. Encog contains classes to create a wide variety of networks, as well as support classes to normalize and process data for these neural networks. Encog trains using multithreaded resilient propagation. Encog can also make use of a GPU to further speed processing time. A GUI based workbench is also provided to help model and train neural networks. Encog has been in active development since 2008.

Encog is available for Java, .Net and Silverlight.

An important project for at least two reasons.

First, the obvious applicability to the creation of topic maps using machine learning techniques.

Second, it demonstrates that supporting Java, .Net and Silverlight, isn’t, you know, all that weird.

The world is changing and becoming, somewhat more interoperable.

Topic maps has a role to play in that process, both in terms of semantic interoperability of the infrastructure as well as the data it contains.