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Thinkmap SDK

Thinkmap SDK
The Thinkmap SDK enables organizations to incorporate data-driven visualization technology into their enterprise Web applications. Thinkmap applications allow users to make sense of complex information in ways that traditional interfaces are incapable of. The Thinkmap SDK (v. 2.8) includes a set of out-of-the-box configurations for solving common visualization problems, as well as new visualization techniques for customizing data displays. We have designed Thinkmap to be lightweight, fast, easily extensible, and able to connect seamlessly to a wide variety of data sources. an extremely lightweight and fast browser-based Visualization Component that renders the visualizations and allows for interactive exploration a Data Source API that enables connection to many different types of data sources Thinkmap's flexible architecture allows developers to configure applications to address a wide range of retrieval and discovery issues.

Linked Data | Linked Data - Connect Distributed Data across the Web mycrocosm Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harvesting - v.2.0 Editors The OAI Executive:Carl Lagoze < > -- Cornell University - Computer Science Herbert Van de Sompel < > -- Los Alamos National Laboratory - Research Library From the OAI Technical Committee:Michael Nelson < > -- NASA - Langley Research Center Simeon Warner < > -- Cornell University - Computer Science Table of Contents 1. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (referred to as the OAI-PMH in the remainder of this document) provides an application-independent interoperability framework based on metadata harvesting. Data Providers administer systems that support the OAI-PMH as a means of exposing metadata; and Service Providers use metadata harvested via the OAI-PMH as a basis for building value-added services. This document refers in several places to "community-specific" practices to which individual protocol implementations may conform. 2.1 Harvester 2.2 Repository 2.3 Item 2.5 Record

COW Home Page Summary: How the public gets robbed by Monsanto and its shareholders, who are trying to impose their risky seeds monopoly on poor populations WE HAVE written quite relentlessly about what Bill Gates is doing with Monsanto under the umbrella of the Gates Foundation. To name some of last year’s posts on the subject, we have: Last week we got a new example of the health damages claimed to have been caused by Monsanto’s genetically-modified soy. Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters[...] Skeptoid, which is a good show, always gets it wrong when it comes to genetically-modified crops (here is just the first example). Of course there are other aspects to it like the political corruption we have covered before. Some days ago it came to our attention that Gates may be promoting more GMO in India. Gates praises Indian rice that can withstand flooding[...] That’s India again. The same article also appears in the Huffington Post (many comments there) and it says:

RDFa, Drupal and a Practical Semantic Web In the march toward creating the semantic web, web content management systems such as Drupal (news, site) and many proprietary vendors struggle with the goal of emitting structured information that other sites and tools can usefully consume. There's a balance to be struck between human and machine utility, not to mention simplicity of instrumentation. With RDFa (see W3C proposal), software and web developers have the specification they need to know how to structure data in order to lend meaning both to machines and to humans, all in a single file. And from what we've seen recently, the Drupal community is making the best of it. Introducing RDFa RDFa is a set of XHTML attributes meant in particular to augment visual data with machine-readable hints. Actually, RDFa goes beyond this, providing somewhat of a circular benefit. RDFa, RDF, XML and XHTML Okay, too many acronyms you say? RDFa is based upon the principles of RDF. The Heart of RDF RDF in Action <? RDFa is Much Simpler Than RDF

Plant List Worm Composting. We have always been good recyclers. In July 1999, we decreased our garbage pickup from weekly to once-a-month. Summer 2008, in the Spiral Garden with parsnips and carrots going to seed. RDFa Primer We begin the introduction to RDFa by using a subset of all the possibilities called RDFa Lite 1.1 [rdfa-lite]. The goal, when defining that subset, was to define a set of possibilities that can be applied to most simple to moderate structured data markup tasks, without burdening the authors with additional complexities. Many Web authors will not need to use more than this minimal subset. 2.1.1 The First Steps: Adding Machine-Readable Hints to Web Pages Consider Alice, a blogger who publishes a mix of professional and personal articles at Hints on Social Networking Sites Alice publishes a blog and would like to provide extra structural information on her pages like the publication date or the title. Example 1 <html><head> ... This information is, however, aimed at humans only; computers need some sophisticated methods to extract it. Example 2 <html><head> ... (Notice the markup colored in red: these are the RDFa "hints".) Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 Example 6

A fallacy is incorrect argument in logic and rhetoric resulting in a lack of validity, or more generally, a lack of soundness. Fallacies are either formal fallacies or informal fallacies. Formal fallacies[edit] Main article: Formal fallacy Appeal to probability – is a statement that takes something for granted because it would probably be the case (or might be the case).[2][3]Argument from fallacy – assumes that if an argument for some conclusion is fallacious, then the conclusion is false.Base rate fallacy – making a probability judgment based on conditional probabilities, without taking into account the effect of prior probabilities.[5]Conjunction fallacy – assumption that an outcome simultaneously satisfying multiple conditions is more probable than an outcome satisfying a single one of them.[6]Masked man fallacy (illicit substitution of identicals) – the substitution of identical designators in a true statement can lead to a false one. Propositional fallacies[edit]

Describing Copyright in RDF - Creative Commons Rights Expression Language