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challehub - mindmaps Other pages of links you might find useful Graphic organizers for writing Infographics Project Management The Semantic Web For the Sustainable Materials Lifecycle MaterialSource, an online platform focused on the sustainable materials lifecycle, will relaunch with a semantic web focus by year’s end. In development by ontoforce, the revamped site will initially cater to users in its native Belgium, but it expects to expand to include an international audience. The goal, says ontoforce co-founder and CEO Hans Constandt, who also is MaterialSource’s co-founder and CIO, is to “apply the whole philosophy of the semantic web to doing the work of connecting small providers” in the space. It wants to lower thresholds for these purveyors of products and materials for sustainable construction to get their data to their markets in an efficient and integrated way.

Volkswagen’s Use of structWSF in their Semantic Web Platform at Frederick Giasson This story has been published by Jennifer Zaino’s in her article: Volkswagen: Das Auto Company is Das Semantic Web Company! I can now talk about this project that uses some pieces of the framework that we have been developing for more than 3 years now. The Objective Volkswagen’s main objective behind the development of the next version of their Web platform started by improving their online search engine, but as William Greenly mentioned, it quickly became a strategic decision: "So the objectives were about site search and improving it, but in the long-run it was always the idea to contextualize content, to facet content, to promote it in different contexts."

Open source data structs and semantic frameworks The Open Semantic Framework is a complete and integrated software stack that combines external open source components with specific enhancements developed by Structured Dynamics. OSF is a complete foundation to bring semantic technology capabilities to the enterprise. OSF has a variety of potential applications from enterprise information integration to collaboration networks and open government. OSF can integrate and manage all types of content — unstructured documents, semi-structured files, spreadsheets, and structured databases — using a variety of best-of-breed engines. All external content is converted to the canonical RDF data model, enabling common tools and methods for tagging and managing all content. Ontologies provide the schema and common vocabularies for integrating across diverse datasets.

Software for Furniture Design and Manufacturing For Furniture Design and Manufacturing ExactFlat is software for furniture design that makes it faster and less complicated to design, develop, prototype, cost and manufacture all types of furniture products that incorporate industrial fabrics and technical textiles. Furniture manufacturers are using ExactFlat to save time, reduce costs and simplify their processes. Integrated with leading 3D CAD packages, ExactFlat helps these manufacturers by making the product development process: Faster by eliminating manual tasksLess complicated by automating repetitive tasksMore accurate by integrating the design, flattening and nesting environments on one platform Here are just a few ways that ExactFlat’s software for furniture design currently makes it faster and less complicated to design and manufacture furniture products:

Activity System Design Tools - KP-Lab Tools Help From KPE Tools Help This page explains how to get started with using the Activity System Design Tools software. The purpose is to show what can be done in the user interfaces and how things work from the end user's perspective. THINK - Overview Overview | People | Collaborators | Sponsors | Publications | Tools The THINK (Tactical Human Integration of Network Knowledge) project is a collaborative effort of Pearson’s Knowledge Technologies (PKT) division, Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for the Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) and the MA&D Operation of Alion Science and Technology. The goal of the effort is to develop an integrated toolset that supports different but complementary analysis methods. The toolset addresses three inter-related aspects of human integration of networked knowledge: CMU’s tools for extracting and analyzing dynamic network structure; PKT’s tool for understanding and assessing the content of communication over a given network; and Alion’s tool for modeling and exploring network performance for given team structures, technologies and human cognitive behaviors.

Powerchair « Hacking SMA We wanted Alejandro to have a power wheelchair. We wanted him to be able to move through the world by his own volition and it’s clear that the ability to independently explore his environment is important for his cognitive development on multiple levels. We tried going through the typical process of obtaining a power wheelchair but met numerous obstacles: A new power wheelchair was much too expensive for our family to purchase out of pocket.Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois wouldn’t pay for one because they already paid for a medical stroller when Alejandro was 9 months old. We were told that we needed to wait 5 years. This was much too long to wait, especially during these early years which are so important developmentally.Recent cuts to the Illinois Medicaid program have made it very difficult to obtain funding for such devices.Alejandro is very weak and it was difficult to find an off the shelf access method that he could use.

RDF-Gravity Sunil Goyal, Rupert Westenthaler {sgoyal, rwestenthaler} Salzburg Research, Austria RDF Gravity is a tool for visualising RDF/OWL Graphs/ ontologies. Its main features are: Graph VisualizationGlobal and Local Filters (enabling specific views on a graph) Full text SearchGenerating views from RDQL QueriesVisualising multiple RDF files RDF Gravity is implemented by using the JUNG Graph API and Jena semantic web toolkit.

Example of a modern JAK loan Example of a modern JAK loan The system now works in Sweden where money can be borrowed before any saving has taken place. In this example £10,000 is borrowed immediately, to be paid off over ten years. Again the member has to provide the use of their savings to match their borrowing and so savings of £10,000 also need to be built up over the ten years. For the member, they will effectively save £20,000 over the ten years, but they will be able to spend half, £10,000, straight away and receive the other half at the end of the ten years. Savings that take place concurrently with repaying the loan will from here on be referred to as supplementary savings.

Overview / Conzilla - The Concept Browser browse News 2010-10-10 Conzilla 2.3.0 released. (New collaboration backend) 2007-06-11 Conzilla 2.2.3 released. (Bugfix release) 2007-03-27 Conzilla 2.2.2 released together with Collaborilla 1.1. ‘Walking aid’ orthopedic device helps adults with locomotive disabilities Designer Luke Forward has refurbished a prototype of his walking aid meant for children suffering from cerebral palsy. The revised model will now help adults in walking rehabilitation. Based on a thorough understanding of orthotics, the device has been made using carbon, thereby making it rather lightweight in composition.