Week of 09/30/2007 - 02:00 to 10/07/2007 - 01:59

TMQL: Last Changes and Issues

After the Oslo meeting in March we have made the following changes to the TMQL specification:

  • aligned the data types with CTM
  • added at least N and at most N quantifiers (TMCL needs it)
  • removed all ontological definition stuff (predicate, function definitions, etc.) from the environment map (this may at some point go into a TM ontology language)
  • simplified the grammar somewhat
  • added more XML support (as decided in Oslo)
  • added most of the formal semantics
  • function invocations are now defined on tuple sequences, \
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Net::Citadel 0.01 Released

Citadel is a groupware server I have to use for one of my $$$jobs. You may have heard about it from the Uncensored service (well, I hadn't).

To work with Citadel you can use a PHP frontend (a bit dowdy, but brushed up with gentle touches of AJAX here and there), you can also use the citadel command line client (slim and fast) or you can Telnet into the server and

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Q & A (Part VII)

After all these years at Bond University I still encountered student questions where I had no proper response to them. Not even after years of pondering. For instance I'm still clueless about this:

"Robert, did you know that I can see you through the glass window?"

Now, given that most glass windows have as feature that you can see through them, this may not seem like an utterly earth shattering insight. On the other hand, Bond University is probably not the right place to expect earth shattering insights in the first place.

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Content Landscape (Part I)

(This is a tangential, marginally interesting write-up of a more holistic view of content, i.e. the material most of us are dealing with here. The Topic Map aspect will hopefully become clearer in a later instalment.)

Every modern enterprise maintains its core data in some database, most commonly a relational one. In the world of database designers, all relevant enterprise information should be maintained in such structured form. This is then also the main objective of conventional

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Vienna.pm TechSocialMeet:

11/05/2007 - 19:00
11/05/2007 - 22:00

in den Räumlichkeiten des NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude)

NIG, Raum D116, im Gang D


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Q & A (IV, V and VI)

Welcome back, my little possums.

Regarding my last Bond University student what-are-they-thinking if-they-are-thinking-at-all challenge

"Robert, what exactly should I answer for question 16 in the assignment?"

I imagine you sitting completely distraught in some corner, biting fingernails because you cannot find the answer. I hope that these are your fingernails, everything else would be .... well, I digress.

Ok, I'll give you a hint. The answer to the above question would also match the following BUSQU (Bond University

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