Saturday, November 06, 2004

Google Search: "emergent semantics" 

Google Search: "emergent semantics"

Simulations of Evolving Embodied Semiosis: Emergent Semantics in Artificial Environments 

Simulations of Evolving Embodied Semiosis: Emergent Semantics in Artificial Environments: "Abstract.
As we enter this amazing new world of artificial and virtual systems and environments in the context of human communities, we are interested in the development of systems and environments which have the capacity to grow and evolve their own meanings in the context of this community of interaction. In this paper we analyze the necessary conditions to achieve systems and environments with these properties: 1) a coupled interaction between a system and its environment; 2) an environment with sufficient initial richness and structure to allow for; 3) embodied emergent classification of that environment-system coupling; 4) which is subject to pragmatic selection. "

The Puzzle of Language Evolution 

The Puzzle of Language Evolution
Linguistics must again concentrate on the evolutionary nature of language, so that language models are more realistic with respect to human natural languages and have a greater explanatory force. Multi-agent systems are proposed as a possible route to develop such evolutionary models and an example is given of a concrete experiment in the origins and evolution of word-meaning based on a multi-agent approach."

Research (Willem Zuidema) 

Research (Willem Zuidema)

Language Evolution and Computation Bibliography and Resources 

Language Evolution and Computation Bibliography and Resources

Google Search: "language grounding" 

Google Search: "language grounding" This phrase has 179 hits, almost all of which are relevant.

Friday, November 05, 2004

EE Times -Sony lab tips 'emergent semantics' to make sense of Web 

EE Times -Sony lab tips 'emergent semantics' to make sense of Web: "As the World Wide Web Consortium hammers out specifications on how to recode the databases of the world so that natural-language queries can be intelligently answered online, Sony Corp. says it has found a better way.
Sony Computer Science Laboratory is positioning its 'emergent semantics' as a self-organizing alternative to the W3C's Semantic Web that does not require any recoding of the data currently available online. Based on successful experiments with communities of robots, emergent-semantic technology is built on the principles of human learning, representatives of the Sony lab said at an open house here last month."

Thursday, November 04, 2004

A Proposal for a SWRL Extension to First-Order Logic 

A Proposal for a SWRL Extension to First-Order Logic: "Abstract
This is a description of a proposed extension of SWRL to handle unary/binary first-order logic. This is intended to be a minimal extension that fits well with SWRL, OWL, and RDF. "

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

MultiContext Logics 

MultiContext Logics: "The term 'MultiContext Logics' (MC Logics) refers to a family of logics for the representation of contextual reasoning based on the two following principles:
Principle 1 (of Locality)
Reasoning uses only part of what is potentially available (e.g., what is known, the available inference procedures). The part being used while reasoning is what we call context (of reasoning).
Principle 2 (of Compatibility)
there is compatibility among the reasoning performed in different contexts. "

edamok: Enabling Distributed and autonomous management of knowlwdge. 

edamok: Enabling Distributed and autonomous management of knowlwdge.: "The aim of this project is to develop research in
information technology and software tools that
support the Distributed and Autonomous
Management of Knowledge. "

Context2Context InfoNet 

Context2Context InfoNet
"We are interested in the development of methodologies, theories, mechanisms, and technologies which will allow for an interaction of information sources (databases, information systems, web sites, file systems) within a P2P environment, which must be effective, and implemented with a modality coherent with the spirit of P2P computing. We propose a new approach, that we call data coordination that rejects the assumption, made in previous approaches, most noticeably in data integration, that the involved information sources act as if they were a single (virtual) source, for instance modeled as a global schema. We talk of coordination meaning that ...

... Coordination is managing dependencies between interacting information sources."

FW: NG4J - Named Graphs API for Jena V0.2 released, including TriQL query processor and database backend 

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Chris Bizer
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 9:42 AM
Subject: ANN: NG4J - Named Graphs API for Jena V0.2 released, including
TriQL query processor and database backend

Hi all,

we have released NG4J - Named Graphs API for Jena V0.2

The new release includes:
+ support for the TriQL query language
+ a database backend for storing Named Graphs

NG4J is an extension to the Jena Semantic Web framework for parsing,
manipulating and serializing sets of Named Graphs.

More information about NG4J is found at
You can download NG4J V0.2 from

TriQL is a query language for extracting information from sets of Named
Graphs. It is based on RDQL. The basic idea of TriQL is using graph patterns
to formulate queries. A graph pattern consists of an optional graph name and
a set of triple patterns.

More information about TriQL is found at:

Chris Bizer and
Richard Cyganiak

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Patterns and Strategies for Building Document-Based Web Services 

Patterns and Strategies for Building Document-Based Web Services: "This document outlines some of these alternatives and best practices that architects and developers should keep in mind when building document-driven web services using JAX-RPC on the J2EE platform. "

Haystack Home 

Haystack Home: "the universal information client
Haystack is a tool designed to let every individual manage all of their information in the way that makes the most sense to them. By removing the arbitrary barriers created by applications only handling certain information 'types', and recording only a fixed set of relationships defined by the developer, we aim to let users define whichever arrangements of, connections between, and views of information they find most effective. Such personalization of information management will dramatically improve each individual's ability to find what they need when they need it. "

Dbin . Resources . WebHome 

Dbin . Resources . WebHome is a great list of resources for RDFGrowth: "Welcome to the Resources area. Here you will find links to standards, specification and news relevant to Dbin use and developement and to the semantic web in general. "

Dbin . About . WebHome 

Dbin . About . WebHome: "Welcome to!
Here you will find information on Dbin, an enthusiasic effort to deliver a 'napster like' P2P tool for 'semantic web' annotations.
By 'napster like' we mean for that kind of target (normal users) and that kind of usage (keeping it open in the traybar and leave it running overnight). "

Monday, November 01, 2004

Workflow Patterns 

Workflow Patterns: "Welcome to the workflow patterns page. This site serves as a repository for workflow modeling patterns. These patterns can be used to examine the expressive power of a workflow server that you intend to work with or they can serve as a set of ideas how to implement given business requirements having some workflow server already deployed in your organization."

Introduction to Jena 

Introduction to Jena: "RDF is increasingly recognized as an excellent choice for representing and processing semi-structured data. In this article, Web Developer Philip McCarthy shows you how to use the Jena Semantic Web Toolkit to exploit RDF data models in your Java applications."

Java Business Process Management 

Java Business Process Management: "JBoss jBPM is a flexible, extensible workflow management system. Business processes, expressed in a simple and powerfull language and packaged in process archives, serve as input for the JBoss jBPM runtime server. JBoss jBPM bridges the gap between managers and developers by giving them a common language : the JBoss jBPM Process definition language (jPdl). This gives software project managers much more control on their software development efforts. After loading the process archive, users or systems perform single steps of the process. JBoss jBPM maintains the state, logs and performs all automated actions. JBoss jBPM combines easy development of workflow-applications with excellent enterprise application integration (EAI) capabilities. JBoss jBPM includes a web-application and a scheduler. JBoss jBPM can be used in the simplest environment like an ant task and scale up to a clustered J2EE application"

Grid computing: Conceptual flyover for developers 

Grid computing: Conceptual flyover for developers: "Grid computing is the 'next big thing,' and this article's goal is to provide a '10,000-foot view' of key concepts. This article relates many Grid computing concepts to known quantities for developers, such as object-oriented programming, XML, and Web services. The author offers a reading list of white papers, articles, and books where you can find out more about Grid computing."

Five Hacker Tools 

I came across this list recently. It is billed as the Top Five Hacker Tools that All Security Administrators Should Have:

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