27 September 2005

"Discovery Informatics" is concerned with the creation of new information from existing information, whether previously stored, or as it flows through a communication channel. : http://di.cofc.edu/about.html includes some Information Theory (effective ways to encode all sorts of information and knowledge suitable for analysis, storage, searching, and communicating.— How can images, text, and audio files be encoded effectively?— How much can you compress a piece of information like a picture and still retain its essential features?— How do we retrieve information that has been corrupted by noise?— How do we measure the complexity of information and knowledge? ...

"Method and apparatus for displaying a network of thoughts from a thought's perspective" patent issued: 12 July 2005 (Filed: 30 March 2001) http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6918096.WKU.&OS=PN/6918096&RS=PN/6918096 U.S. Class: 715/854

Both the following researchers have been "on the map" for at least a few years----->

"...visually identify emerging trends and transient patterns..." : A Knowledge Domain Visualization Approach to Evidence-Based Medicine
Cornell Professor Jon Kleinberg receives 2005 MacArthur 'Genius Award' : http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Sept05/KleinbergMacArthur.bpf.html His algorithm distinguishes "authority" sites, which contain definitive information, from "hub" sites, which refer to authority sites using hyperlinks.

Idea to use verbal map annotations (like audible ALT box roll-overs) : http://www.ilovewavs.com/

Proposed Blogger formatting problem resolution : http://buzz.blogger.com/2005/06/layout-solution_29.html

"We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well." -
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done." -
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor." -
"A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions - as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all." -
"I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as "making a life. ... you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back... I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
I saw that show, 50 Things To Do Before You Die. I would have thought the obvious one was "Shout For Help".- Mark Watson, Rhod Gilbert at the Tron

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