Category Archives: Research

IKE Animation

0 Comment

If you were scratching your head over that last post about IKE (the Inductive Knowledge Engine) and that clustering, fear not. Here is an animation showing IKE in action. The dots you see scattered about are each Story Starter responses. They have been randomly scattered around a 100 x 100 graph. Each frame of the…

Read More

Story Starters Prototype

0 Comment

Hi all. I’ve put the StoryStarters prototype online to play with. Note it doesn’t play too well with Internet Explorer for Windows. Click here to see a streaming video overview. Or go right to the prototype. A few notes about the prototype: We are in the process of implementing the “real” system. Consider it a…

Read More

What I’ve done with My Summer Vacation

0 Comment

It has been a busy month at the Institute with all of us traveling and moving in different directions before the start of the semester. I thought it would be useful to recap some of the recent projects I’ve been working on and where they are headed. Some of this information is just an update…

Read More

Working Hard

0 Comment

Sorry I have been quiet for a while. I’ve been very busy preparing for a MacArthur presentation next week. I’ve been building the Story Starters site…and having a fun time in source code. The basics of the site are done and almost ready for public play (on the “reference implementation at least). We’ll need to…

Read More

End of a Busy Month

0 Comment

Well, yesterday I finished up a working demo site of Story Starters for the National Science Digital Library. Doing that and teaching kept me too busy to blog. My plan is to make a more general and scalable demo for the world. Hopefully I can have that up by the end of the week. My…

Read More

Story Starters

0 Comment

We’re in the process of developing a service called “Story Starters.” It is sort of a fun idea that grew out of an immediate need. The immediate need was a way to connect Blogs with our QABuilder software. Where we’ve ended up (for now) is a general blog starting service. A person or organization posts…

Read More

NISO Rises from the Ashes

0 Comment

So as I mentioned I’m working on linking blogging and digital reference, and trying to figure out how to pass messages between the two without doing a major re-work on QABuilder. Then it hit me (I’m slow sometimes)…this is what we built NISO AZ to do, and why we integrated it into QABuilder. It should…

Read More

Linking Blogging and Digital Reference

0 Comment

We’re busy working with WordPress to link it to QABuilder, our digital reference research package we developed for the NSF’s National Science Digital Library. It is looking quite promising. In particular we’re looking at using WordPress plugins. I also think XML-RPC has some promise to do this as well.

Gateway to Educational Materials Portal to Expand

0 Comment

Information Institute of Syracuse forms transition team to manage and develop new web site features and member services (2630 bytes) Syracuse Mar 25, 2005 The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM), already one of the Internetâ??s most popular destination web sites for teachers, will introduce new options and services in the coming months designed to provide…

Read More

Nicholson and Lankes’ Research to be Featured at ALA

0 Comment

Research Nicholson and Lankes’ Research to be Featured at ALA By: Virtual Dave on: Mon 24 of Jan, 2005 [07:45] (325 reads) Nicholson and Lankes’ work in digital reference knowledge bases and the Digital Reference Electronic Warehouse (DREW) will be one of three research projects presented at the RUSA Research Roundtable. (334 bytes) From the…

Read More