What's the Semantic Web? (for non-geeks)

submitted by: nodrogluap
Have you heard about the Semantic Web but still don't know what it really is? I have yet to see a presentation about it that translates to non-techies without being incredibly vague. This video is my (perhaps Quixotic) attempt at something in between. I gave these two presentations to an audience with no technical background, or interest. If you have at least an interest in how we use language to communicate, and how the Web can harness it better, I hope this will be enlightening.

Using The Metaphysics Of Quality To Define Design Science

submitted by: bartneck
Design has evolved from a craft into an academic discipline, but it still falls short on defining its own science. I review previous approaches to Design Science and conclude that the subject–object dualism is the one of the main obstacles. I then apply the Metaphysics of Quality to overcome the dualism and propose Quality as the phenomenon of Design Science. Next, I propose to utilize the analysis of interaction effects as a mean to investigate Quality. Last, I recommend steps we can take...

186 Assignment #5: Proposal-- First Draft

submitted by: kpezzoli

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Authors: Keith Pezzoli

NERM 09: Leveraging Transparency and Crowdsourcing in Chemistry Using Open Notebook Science

submitted by: jcbradley
Jean-Claude Bradley presents on October 9, 2009 at the Northeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Hartford. This talk, entitled "Leveraging Transparency and Crowdsourcing in Chemistry Using Open Notebook Science", was part of a symposium on Publishing and Promoting Chemistry in the Internet Age. It consists of an overview of Open Notebook Science with some new content on solubility prediction algorithms written by Andrew Lang and a few example of students taking a...

Information & Biology, Pierre-Henri Gouyon Keynote ISMB/ECCB Stockholm 2009

submitted by: rschneid

Information and Biology
A keynote given by Pierre-Henri Gouyon during the ISMB/ECCB Stockholm 2009.
More information can be found on: http:www.iscb.org

Maps and Locals (MALS) LTER ASM09 Workgroup - Part 4

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
We propose a four-hour product oriented working group to make progress on the research agenda concerning Maps and Locals (MALS) that we proposed in our recent application for a LTER supplement grant. The goal of MALS is for each participating LTER site to compile land use maps for three points in time for its site, and then to characterize the changes over time both quantitative and qualitatively. The four hours is organized into a pair of two-hour sessions. Gil Pontius will lead the first...