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Wolfram|Alpha

Posted 6th December 2009 at 02:48 by JazzRemington (Jazz Remington's Holy Mountain)

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

WolframAlpha is probably one of the greatest developments in information retrieval in the past decade, if not ever. Instead of just retrieving sources in the way Google or Yahoo does, WolframAlpha returns answers. The implications of this are great, as this can effectively replace many reference books.

The engine can only return answers that are known. For instance, it can't answer, say, "what is truth" except by giving the name of...
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ANTIFA Solidarity

Posted 30th November 2009 at 12:14 by Fuserg9
Updated 6th December 2009 at 17:10 by Fuserg9

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Gate 9 Fights Fascism

Gate 9 has always throughout history shown its antifascist ideology, both on the grounds and the streets when it was needed. Our leftist nature has nurtured us with ideals always struggling for a fair society and standing against all that is rotten within this world. We respect everyone who deserves respect; we stand by the sides of all those who have been out - casted by society due to its own incapability
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Introduction to Controlled Vocabulary

Posted 30th November 2009 at 01:36 by JazzRemington (Jazz Remington's Holy Mountain)

A controlled vocabulary is a vocabulary of terms that is pre-determined by an indexer (i.e. is "controlled") and is, at least in theory, very exhaustive and highly precise and exact. This is in contrast to natural language vocabulary, in which terms are developed by the user (as opposed to the indexer).

Controlled vocabularies are good for resolving problems of synonyms and ambiguities, because there is generally only one term to represent a particular concept, or at least...
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Library Services, pt. 3 - More on Records

Posted 27th November 2009 at 21:31 by JazzRemington (Jazz Remington's Holy Mountain)
Updated 20th May 2010 at 13:31 by JazzRemington

Note: In general, the reader may see that I contradict myself, go back over things I've said before in more detail or less, etc. Entries regarding Library and Information science should be considered works in progress and I may change my mind (with good reason, mind you) on some things.

Record Storage, again
The main database used to represent the collection would be a bibliographic database. The option to do a full-text search would not be used, as this would require scanning...
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Crime & Punishment is Big Business

Posted 16th November 2009 at 19:29 by pauljpoposky

Written by By Paul J. Poposky
Saturday, 14 November 2009
originally posted on SocialistAppeal.org





A recent report by the Pew Center on the States reveals that in 2007 a record 7.3 million Americans -- 1 in every 31 adults -- served time in jail, prison, on probation or parole. This according to Justice Department...
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