Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Structured data in HTML5 and WikiData

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Ten HTML5 Drafts Updated 29 March 2012 The HTML Working Group has published ten updated working drafts. Two documents that hold special interest in the light of WikiData project are HTML+RDFa 1.1 and HTML Microdata. Both are ways of marking up HTML so that you can easily extract semantic data and relationships. HTML+RDFa 1.1 HTML Microdata So how […]

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Meeting with My Mentor

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After a gap of over 20 years, I got a chance to meet with my mentor. I first met him towards the end of 1984 and pitched him three ways of building a database engine. I will tell this long story in another post. I was nervous as hell and blabbered about SQL vs QBE […]

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Meeting Customers

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Yesterday, I met a long time customer(using our product for over 7 years and renewing every year) in NY. It was an amazing experience. Even though, we had only about 40 minutes, we covered a lot in that time. We figured out not only how she can leverage our products more but also how we […]

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Wikipedia and Research – An Article, Some Ideas

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I came across this infographic today – Wikipedia – Redefining Research Some observations and ideas for projects: “In comparison to College Level Text Books – Wikipedia is 98% accurate”.  It will be interesting to see whether Wikipedia’s coverage is as extensive as a recommended book for a specific course? Wikibooks may be designed to meet these […]

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Recommended Reading Mar 24, 2012

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The Intersection Event Is Where Innovation And Social Change Meet That philosophy is this: Some of the greatest inventions the world has seen were developed incrementally as one person built on another’s ideas, sometimes transcending decades or even centuries between them. What makes for a real innovation is that someone takes a previous idea and […]

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Creativity is Just Connecting Things?

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This article is a good read. It raises many interesting questions and argues that Creativity is not a gift but a skill that can be developed. Look at the following paragraphs – “creativity is just connecting things”. Steve Jobs famously declared that “creativity is just connecting things.” Although we think of inventors as dreaming up […]

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Exploring Information

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At iMorph, we build tools to discover, gather and explore information. Here is one prototype we are playing with. It takes three publications and analyzes the top terms (we chose bigrams – pairs of words). Each tag cloud is build by analyzing the news feeds from these financial newspaper sources. Topic: You can create a […]

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What Do You Measure?

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‎”Unless you measure it” said some one, “you cannot improve it”. Sounds reasonable. However, I think it is a hypothesis that needs to be verified. I am not doubting its validity. I just have this doubt that it may not work in all circumstances. Here are my concerns: How do you pick what to measure? […]