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SIMILE Project

SIMILE Project
S IMILE was focused on developing robust, open source tools that empower users to access, manage, visualize and reuse digital assets. Learn more about the SIMILE project. A web-based highly-configurable faceted browser for RDF datasets. An extension to the Firefox Web browser that turns it into a Semantic Web browser letting you make use of existing information on the Web in more useful and flexible ways not offered by the original Web sites. A Firefox extension that helps you write Javascript screen scrapers for Piggy Bank. The server companion of Piggy Bank that lets you persist, share and publish data collected by individuals, groups or communities.

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What Is RDF? Tim Bray 2001 January 24, 2001 Spanish Translation available here. This article was first published as "RDF and Metadata" on in June 1998. It has been updated by ILRT's Dan Brickley, chair of the W3C's RDF Interest Group, to reflect the growing use of RDF and updates to the specification since 1998. Word Tree A word tree is a visual search tool for unstructured text, such as a book, article, speech or poem. It lets you pick a word or phrase and shows you all the different contexts in which it appears. The contexts are arranged in a tree-like branching structure to reveal recurrent themes and phrases. The image above is a word tree made from Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech, using the search term "I." Font sizes show frequency of use, so you can see that among King's many uses of "I," the most frequent context is the phrase "I have a dream." With the right phrase, a word tree can reveal the heart of a data set.

Gmail Shortcuts (printable cheatsheet) Gmail Shortcuts Key Definition Action c Compose Piggy Bank Piggy Bank Contributing Piggy Bank is an open source software and built around the spirit of open participation and collaboration. There are several ways you can help: Blog about Piggy Bank Subscribe to our mailing lists to show your interest and give us feedback Report problems and ask for new features through our issue tracking system (but take a look at our todo list first) Send us patches or fixes to the code Publish Semantic Web data on your web site (how-to) for Piggy Bank’s consumption Write and submit new screen scrapers for others to use Research

Backbone.js on Rails talk - Jason Morrison On Tuesday, September 20, I gave a talk at the New Hampshire Ruby Users Group on Backbone.js on Rails. I’ll be giving a very similar talk on Tuesday, October 11 at boston.rb and a version more targeted to front-end developers on Wednesday, October 26 at the Boston Front End Developers meetup I have posted the Backbone.js on Rails slides online, and the slide source is on my GitHub. As an aside, I’m using landslide for the slides – I love the resulting HTML and interface, though I’ve heard great things about deck.js. People found the resources sections useful.

What Is RDF? Joshua Tauberer July 26, 2006 Editor's Note: "What Is RDF" was originally written by Tim Bray in 1998 and updated by Dan Brickley in 2001. Recently it seemed like time for another update, particularly to relate RDF and the Semantic Web to the cutting edge of web development. We've republished the original in a new location and offer the following update. I'll leave to you, dear reader, the task of deciding how well Joshua Tauberer has accomplished the task of updating a classic. -- Kendall Grant Clark Text Analysis Tools Definition: Text analysis software enables users to determine the frequency with which words or phrases are used, create concordances, view words in context, and otherwise study patterns in texts. Tools: Resources:

Solvent Solvent Why do I need screen scrapers? Piggy Bank needs web pages to embed information in a format that it can understand. This format is called RDF (Resource Description Framework) and its main advantage is that makes machine processing a lot easier. Resque with Redis To Go - :: ToGo Resque is a queueing system that is backed by Redis. Common use cases include sending emails and processing data. For more information about Resque itself, visit

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