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GuruNet Corporation, creators of Answers.com, the answer-based search engine, announced today that it has hired Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer to its Content Development team.
Patrick Kerpan, Borland's CTO, is among a group of three prestigious keynote presenters at the inaugural EclipseWorld 2005, to be held August 29-31 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.
A new software language - a process specification language known as ISO 18629 - should make computers much more useful in manufacturing.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is overseeing development of a new AI language to make computers act more logically in certain manufacturing processs. ISO 18629 is being developed by a multinational team.
If you type 'Where is Brazzaville?' into your Google search box, the first entry it will return is an answer: 'Location: Republic of the Congo' - followed, of course, by a hyperlink verifying that answer. AskJeeves.com had better look to its laurels, 'Google Q&A' has now emerged to one...
A number of Mattel classic games will be delivered to mobile users through a partnership announced between Summus and Mattel.
Next-generation locomotive diagnostic system incorporates the leading Java browser SDK.
Certegy Inc. , a leading global payment services provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement to provide its Pathways(R) check authorization and collection services to BI-LO and Bruno's food retail chains.
Chris Stone, late vice-chairman of Novell responsible for its acquisition of SUSE and Ximian, has surfaced on the shiny new advisory board of Virtual Iron Software Inc, a start-up virtual computing platform outfit in Acton, Massachusetts that has also joined OSDL intending to participa...
Leading speech recognition software supplier Sensory is using new Adaptive Artificial Intelligence in its processors. The new technology empowers developers to create products that learn over time and display lifelike personalities.
To deprive Microsoft of the opportunity to spread any 'fear, uncertainty and doubt' by ensuring that the its clients are clean to begin with, unidentified members of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) have contributed upwards of $4 million to a new purpose-built IP fund to seed a ...
A Flash animation Web site is offering users the ability to create cost-effective speech capable characters. VHost SitePal offers a number of customizable features and can be used in a number of user-defined ways.
As we've discussed over the past few issues, JTA-style transactions provide a way for multiple data updates to be tied together so application logic can operate safely in the assumption that it will succeed or fail consistently, even in the face of technical failures along the road.
Microsoft plans on training 500,000 people in security related matters over the next twelve months. In a relatively calm keynote by Ballmer standards, Microsoft's CEO was nevertheless upbeat about the future, saying: 'I think the next ten years will bring more positive change and innov...
.NET Developer's Journal Editor-in-Chief Derek Ferguson recently chatted with John Gomez, CTO of Eclipsys. In this exclusive interview, Gomez talks about the role of .NET in mission-critical software for the health-care industry, and how he merged his love of technology with his intere...
Bicycles outfitted with off-the-shelf technology to act as wireless access points or hotspots create an innovative way to send e-mail from below street level.
Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU Project, launched in 1984 to develop the free operating system GNU, and thereby give computer users the freedom that most of them have lost. Here he shares with Kevin Bedell and LWM readers the history of the GNU Project and, more important, t...
One of the perks (and believe me, there aren't many) of being senior editor of a magazine is that sometimes you can share a personal addiction with the rest of the world. For me, UserFriendly is that addiction.
I remember well the first time I worked at a company that used corporate e-mail. Instead of the usual development process that involved weekly meetings with users, between which we wrote specs and coded deliverables, this new messaging technology was going to streamline everything for ...
There's a a carefully understated saying, attributed to the ancient Chinese: 'May you live in interesting times.' While at first glance living in interesting times might have been construed as a blessing, we who live in the present times know that interesting can be a curse. We've take...
If [computer networking] were a traditional science, Berners-Lee would win a Nobel Prize,' Eric Schmidt, CEO of Novell, once commented. Indeed, Tim Berners-Lee revolutionized the world when he created the Web in 1991. Now, he is talking about the second generation of the Web, and his t...
Java developers will have noticed in the past few weeks that Sun has already begun to crank up a new 'unified' approach to its software business. Sun gave JDJ an exclusive chance to ask questions, offering you the reader the opportunity to ask Jonathan Schwartz, the dynamic young execu...
Service discovery and identification is a critical piece of the overall Web services puzzle. Existing service architectures, such as CORBA, JINI, and ebXML, have all devoted significant effort towards making service discovery available and comprehensive. If Web services is to become a ...
Sam Williams filled in a few missing tiles on the mosaic of the history of Richard Stallman and the free software movement with his unauthorized biography of Richard Stallman with his book Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software. (1,200 words)
Martin Fowler, of Extreme Programming fame, states: 'Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software, by Sam Williams. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 2002. 225 pages. $22.95 Richard Stallman is easily the most controversial figure associated with Linux and the open source movement. And the controversy begins w...
Richard Stallman is easily the most controversial figure associated with Linux and the open source movement. And the controversy begins with this very terminology. Stallman, fairly or not, believes the operating system is and should be called GNU/Linux, and the movement that he is a pa...
Computers can perform many operations a lot faster than humans. However, there are many tasks in which the computer falls considerably short. One such task is the interpretation of graphic information. A preschool child can easily tell the difference between a cat and a dog, but this s...
Speech recognition is the process by which computer-based software converts audible voice into digital text. When you think of computer-based speech recognition, most people picture someone sitting at a desk, wearing a headset microphone, dictating large volumes of text into a desktop...
Creating a Web service is not a technology story that's limited to applications talking XML to one another and using registries. Rather, the real endgame is enabling companies to deliver useful services to key constituencies ­ employees, customers, and partners. To cite Metcalf's Law, ...
Integrating efficient XML publishing into high-volume content environments remains a significant challenge. Among the many real-world barriers: the need to convert quantities of paper and other legacy documents and to integrate easy-to-use XML publishing tools into the content-creation...
Hundreds of companies, schools, and other organizations are currently using A.L.I.C.E. and Artificial Intelligence Markup Language (AIML) as the foundation of their chatbots for customer service, educational guidance, Web site help, and most of all, for fun. But let's take a closer loo...
Over the last two decades rules have become an increasingly important part of the information technology landscape. In fact, deductive rules have been applied to databases since the inception of SQL and form the basis of policy management and decision making at most corporations. Howev...
Entrepreneurial interest in wireless was strong at this year's TiEcon conference in Santa Clara, CA. After all, there's more money under management at VC firms now than at any time in history. It's just not being handed out as freely to seed and first-round investments.
As Java continues to be used in a wider range of applications, one measure of its progress is in its ability to take on more robust, high-performance computational applications. One of the most demanding areas within commercial software is optimization. Best known as the driving techno...
Accumulating a critical mass of data will create intelligence. Or so the IT community has believed for the past two decades. However, intelligence originates with the Latin words inter ligere, reading between the lines, so intelligence is better defined as the capability of understandi...
The WorldForge Project is still young, but shows promise. Like many open source projects it does not yet rival commercial titles, but it offers enticing flexibility to players -- and the opportunity to contribute creatively to the game world. (1,600 words)
The WorldForge Project is still young, but shows promise. Like many open source projects it does not yet rival commercial titles, but it offers enticing flexibility to players -- and the opportunity to contribute creatively to the game world. (1,600 words)
The key issue of the information society is getting the right information in the right context to the right person at the right time.This statement is true if you're an executive going over the last balance, an analyst gathering the current parameters of the stock market, an officer co...