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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...
XML-J: Can you give me an idea of how you got started and what the background is? Did the developer start off with XML or did he or she actually have some other technologies in place?
Every time users visit your Web site they leave behind footprints of what they did. Usually this clickstream data ends up on your Web server's log. Many Web site operators, especially those doing e-commerce and B2B, find this information valuable.
Twenty years after it first made waves, rule-based technology is making a comeback. Java developers with an eye on the e-commerce market are becoming aware of how integrating business rules and objects in Java can help expand Java into new niches within Web-based applications. This art...
At the end of December 2001, 30-billion SMS messages a month were being sent on GSM networks around the world. Not bad for a technology that was meant for a corporate market. The explosive growth of SMS, especially in Europe, can be attributed to many factors. But let me state the obvi...
Since I successfully left behind the nightmares and terrors of chemistry class when I graduated from high school (and I want these experiences to stay where they are, buried in my subconscious), let's focus on the second meaning of catalyst, 'an agent that provokes or speeds significan...
Persistence is our way to fight the decay of time. We take pictures and film events in order to remember, review and analyze them. We freeze perishable products in order to preserve or transport them over long distances. And in much the same way, computer users save ideas and programs ...