February 11th, 2009
Wow, so I’m really cruising along on the development of various software systems. I wrote a web front end for the software that will soon run POSI (http://posithon.org). It is a goal tracking and knowledge representation system used to model people’s goals, interests, and abilities and use that information to help form teams to solve specific problems.
Related to this is the Job-Search resume matching program, which had been written earlier. I’m half-way through writing a web front end so anyone can submit their resume and have the results processed. This includes creating a daily update script for the scraper. The resume matcher takes your resume, parses all the different skills and experience, and uses this to query Craigslist job postings to find the best matches.
Lastly, I’ve written code for Reasonbase that populates a wiki with information that has been extracted from text. It runs OpenCalais along with other text analysis procedures on the submitted URI, and these provide information for all the named entities, which are then fed into a Wiki. The first instance of this, the Tara Knowledge Archives, is (partially) online.
Tell your friends, join #posi @ freenode to work with others on interesting projects of your/their choosing.
The FRDCSA release is coming along, although I haven’t spent too much time on it recently. Of course, all the software I mentioned above with be copied via git to the VM before being released.
There are so many projects I want to work on. But reality is calling. Disability will soon expire and then I’ll be looking for a job. So if you know anyone that wants to hire, please let them and me know. I am
also open to doing consulting once the disability has ended. If you are looking for consulting work, I am writing code to consolidate consulting tasks using the POSI infrastructure and information.
January 19th, 2009
The FRDCSA will soon be available to download as a VM (VirtualBox). Please contact me if you’d like to help prepare some semblance of documentation.
January 8th, 2009
I don’t know how I came across this link but I did.
I read their argument, and without knowing it, rebelled against what
it was suggesting. I wrote a reasonably elegant reply that I cannot
recover and that may be moderated out of existence, in which I
challenge their article. I didn’t realize it when I wrote it but now
I do - they are attempting to shut out the commons - in other words,
to make the market all encompassing, consume even love. The title is
“Are The Best Things In Life Free?” Note the cannonical form of this
propaganda. Many propaganda pieces begin with a question. Perhaps
the question is meant to cast doubt or to appear rhetorical. The
article appears in the guise of an education piece, and attempts to
reduce ethereal entities into commodities that can eventually be
bought and sold, or otherwise fit squarely into the capitalist
mindset. The source of the article is from the “Senior Economist”,
which from the looks of it has a vested interest in tainting all
realms of life by inclusion to the “market”. This is precisely the
frontal assault on the commons by the “hungry hungry vectorialists”
that is warned against by such pieces as:
Anyways I find it interesting how their worldview masquerades as
“education”. Note that I did not argue against the article based on
its direct merits (i.e. at the object level), but by indicators such
as its source and an intuitive “territory” or reachability reasoning.
In otherwords I perceived the “greedy” generalization. I suppose
actually developing a full (possibly object level) rebuttal would be
appropriate. Unfortunately, I lack the philosophical know-how to
construct such an argument.
November 2nd, 2008
What better way to acquire knowledge than to read and write within the framework of a complex free software system - in addition to acquiring tools to manipulate textual knowledge. NLP tools are integrated into the FRDCSA using every technique imaginable. The end result of this is a powerful system capable of resolving many questions - it even includes an open domain question answering system (OpenEphyra and Aranea). The goal of this blog is to share the knowledge. Test.