British English Thesaurus for OpenOffice 3.x

OpenOffice 3.x on Ubuntu doesn’t come with a thesaurus for British English (en-gb), which is irritating. Google shows lots of recipes for faking a British thesaurus using the installed thesaurus...

Great article: learning from hostage negotiators

Really interesting article on Boxes and arrows: what design researchers can learn from hostage negotiators. I’ve used something akin to the coach role in user-studies that I have conducted in...

Moving along

Friday October 30th was my last working day at HPLabs after 20+ years with HP, most of that in the research labs. I’m not going to introspect too much on...

ISWC research track - raw notes 4

Lifting events in RDF from interactions with annotated web pages - Stuhmer et al Want to model complex events - multiple mouse clicks. Use case: online advertisement. Contextual advertisement, behavioural...

ISWC - SPARQL WG panel

WG has just published a first set of six working drafts that indicate what’s coming in SPARQL 1.1. Caveat: no decisions yet, just indications. Naming: SPARQL 1.1 query, update and...