Week of 12/13/2009 - 02:00 to 12/20/2009 - 01:59
[Beware: Topic Maps ahead.]
Once you reach a certain age, you seriously ask yourself whether this has been be all: wealth, fame and many beautiful women.
It is the time when you look for a more integrated meaning in the universe. A meaning which transcends all levels of abstraction. And a processing model which gets rid of the silly separation between programming language and semantic data store with its static knowledge.
Start of December I attended the ESTC 2009 (European Semantic Technologies Conference) here in Vienna.
It was my first attendence, and it was interesting to see how the non-academic faction of the semantic web crowd looked like. I had seen the academic portion at the ESWC 2009 where I presented a paper on semantic time series in one of the workshops.
And while I wore my Topic Maps T-shirt publicly in Heraklion, at the ESTC it was kept well hidden under my pullover all the time.
(continued from Part II)
One thing Formula 3 (F3) was designed to help with is the quantitative transformation of time series. If you had to compute the mean values over an 1-hour interval of, say, the ticket sales then the following TSP operator takes care of it:
every 10 minutes