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SupportBots – Chatbots for MSP and IT Service Providers

July 26, 2016

SupportBots – Chatbots for MSP and IT Service Providers
http://www.supportbots.io/

Meet SupportBot, a chatbot for MSP and IT service providers to help improve customer expereince and reduce time and cost. Advantages include: a) PSA Tools – Customers interact with our Support Bot just as they would with any other person – with full access to your PSA tools; b) Save Time and Money – Create, append or close a ticket, access a calendar and schedule an appointment, or request an immediate call back if necessary – all without the need for a live agent – saving your company time and money; and c) Efficient and Faster – An automated interaction is a lot less expensive than the live agent while also providing a more efficient and faster way to deliver customer service 24/7! Features include: 1) Create, Append or Close A Ticket; 2) Update Customer On An Existing Ticket; 3) Schedule An Appointment With A Tech; and 4) Request An Immediate Callback From Tech. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to ChatterBots Subject Tracer™.

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Data in Gapminder World

July 26, 2016

Data in Gapminder World
https://www.gapminder.org/data/

The table lists all indicators displayed in Gapminder World. Click the name of the indicator or the data provider to access information about the indicator and a link to the data provider. Indicators labeled “Various sources” are compiled by Gapminder. They can be reused freely but please attribute Gapminder. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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ImageNet – Image Database Organized According To the WordNet Hierarchy

July 26, 2016

ImageNet – Image Database Organized According To the WordNet Hierarchy
http://www.image-net.org/

ImageNet is an image dataset organized according to the WordNet hierarchy. Each meaningful concept in WordNet, possibly described by multiple words or word phrases, is called a “synonym set” or “synset”. There are more than 100,000 synsets in WordNet, majority of them are nouns (80,000+). In ImageNet, we aim to provide on average 1000 images to illustrate each synset. Images of each concept are quality-controlled and human-annotated. In its completion, we hope ImageNet will offer tens of millions of cleanly sorted images for most of the concepts in the WordNet. The ImageNet project is inspired by a growing sentiment in the image and vision research field – the need for more data. Ever since the birth of the digital era and the availability of web-scale data exchanges, researchers in these fields have been working hard to design more and more sophisticated algorithms to index, retrieve, organize and annotate multimedia data. But good research needs good resource. To tackle these problem in large-scale (think of your growing personal collection of digital images, or videos, or a commercial web search engine’s database), it would be tremendously helpful to researchers if there exists a large-scale image database. This is the motivation for them to put together ImageNet. They hope it will become a useful resource to our research community, as well as anyone whose research and education would benefit from using a large image database. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database (NBTRD)

July 25, 2016

NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database (NBTRD)
https://tsapps.nist.gov/NRBTD/

The NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database (NBTRD) is an open-access research database of bullet and cartridge case toolmark data. The development of the database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice. The database is being developed to: a) foster the development and validation of measurement methods, algorithms, metrics, and quantitative confidence limits for objective firearm identification; b) improve the scientific knowledge base on the similarity of marks from different firearms and the variability of marks from the same firearm, and c) ease the transition to the application of three-dimensional surface topography data in firearms identification. The database contains traditional reflectance microscopy images and three-dimensional surface topography data acquired by NIST or submitted by database users. The goal is a collection of data sets that: 1) represents the large variety of ballistic toolmarks encountered by forensic examiners, and 2)represents challenging identification scenarios, such as those posed by consecutively manufactured firearm components. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. Thanks to Sabrina Pacifici of beSpacific for this find.

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WebAIM – Web Accessibility In Mind

July 25, 2016

WebAIM – Web Accessibility In Mind
http://webaim.org/

WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) has provided comprehensive web accessibility solutions since 1999. These years of experience have made WebAIM one of the leading providers of web accessibility expertise internationally. WebAIM is a non-profit organization based at the Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University. WebAIM’s mission is to expand the potential of the web for people with disabilities by providing the knowledge, technical skills, tools, organizational leadership strategies, and vision that empower organizations to make their own content accessible to people with disabilities. WebAIM is committed to the development and proliferation of accessible web content and technologies worldwide. We value the principles of volunteerism and the importance of making contributions above our own funding streams. WebAIM donates 10% of staff time to initiatives within the accessibility community. This will be added to Accessibility Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Naymz – Measure and Manage Your Social Reputation

July 25, 2016

Naymz – Measure and Manage Your Social Reputation
http://www.naymz.com/

Naymz is a one-of-a-kind network that helps you manage and measure your social reputation. Manage Your Personal Brand – Now, more than ever, your online Personal Brand is critical to achieving your professional and personal aspirations. With Naymz, you can: a) Build a public profile that highlights your skills, interests, and experiences. Your profile is optimized and indexed in Google, Yahoo, and other leading search engines so that others will find your profile when searching for you; b) Find and post ideas, opportunities, and opinions on Naymz Exchange. The Exchange platform will also allow you to post directly to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn from your Naymz account; and c) Publish written endorsements and references from colleagues to your profile. These add a layer of trust and validation to your reputation. Measure your Reputation & Influence – Each Naymz member is given a RepScore, which has three primary components: a) Peer assessments: Do your peers find you trustworthy and reputable? Naymz provides a quick questionnaire to your contacts when they connect with you. The more peers who vouch for your reputation, and the higher their RepScores, the better your RepScore becomes; b) Social influence: Are you somebody that others listen to and engage with? Naymz calculates likes, comments, and reposts on Naymz and across your connected accounts like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter; and c) Transparency: What makes you unique and valuable? Companies, recruiters, colleagues, and clients are all using search engines and social networks to discover information about you. Being visible and maintaining a strong, authentic personal brand on the Web has never been more important. Earn RepScore points by defining yourself on your Naymz profile. This will be added to Social Informatics Subject tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N8 August 2016

July 23, 2016

Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N8 August 2016
http://AwarenessWatch.VirtualPrivateLibrary.net/V14N8.pdf
Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The August 2016 V14N8 Awareness Watch Newsletter is a freely available 75 pages .pdf document (608KB) from the above URL. This month’s featured report covers Web Guide for the New Economy and represents the latest World Wide Web resources for discovering new knowledge and understanding the latest happenings and sites for the New Economy! The world is rapidly changing as transparency, big data and the ability to access data is happening now and everyone will benefit from all these new and exciting new economy resources. These new economy resources are constantly updated by my Subject Tracer™ Information Bots and the latest new economy resources are always available from the following URL: http://www.WebGuideNewEconomy.com/. This is one of the fastest growing and constantly changing areas for personal and business use and these new economy resources will help to keep you current and up to date. These resources will also help you to discover the many pathways available to you through the Internet to find the latest online New Economy web resources and sites. The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness research sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources including a number of neat and must-have tools! The Awareness Watch Article Review covers Web 2.0 User Knowledge and the Limits of Individual and Collective Power by Nicholas Proferes.

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BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

July 23, 2016



BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

https://www.base-search.net/

BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library. BASE collects and indexes the metadata of web documents, provided via the OAI-PMH protocol. BASE provides more than 90 million documents from more than 4,000 sources.  You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). The index is continuously enhanced by integrating further sources. We are working on several new features like a claiming service for authors (ORCID DE project). BASE is a registered OAI service provider. Database managers can integrate the BASE index into their local infrastructure (e.g. meta search engines, library catalogues). Further on there are several tools and services for users, database and repository managers. In comparison to commercial search engines, BASE is charcterized by the following features: 1) Intellectually selected resources; 2) Only document servers that comply with the specific requirements of academic quality and relevance are included; 3) A data resources inventory provides transparency in the searches; 4) Discloses web resources of the “Deep Web”, which are ignored by commercial search engines or get lost in the vast quantity of hits; 5) Correction, normalization and enrichment of metadata by means of automated methods; 6) The display of search results includes precise bibliographic data; 7) Display of access and terms of re-use for a document; 8) Several options for sorting the result list; 9) “Refine your search result” options (by author, subject, DDC, year of publication, content provider, language, document type, access and terms of re-use); and 10) Browsing by DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification), document type, access and terms of re-use / license. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ . This has been added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper.

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Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF)

July 23, 2016

Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF)
http://www.participatorypolitics.org/

Every day, our lives abound in political feelings and opinions. Not just on Election Day. The Participatory Politics Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to increase civic engagement. PPF develops free Web tools that create new opportunities for engagement with government. Voting is important, but we have a chance to go further and create a political process that is more participatory, creative, responsive, and accountable. They believe that the internet opens an unprecedented opportunity to extend and amplify political voices and actions. For our political system of representative democracy to work effectively, it is essential that we have the ability to see what’s happening in government and communicate our ideas to people in power. PPF builds builds not-for-profit and open-source Web tools for civic engagement, with a focus on usable design and clear presentation. OpenCongress.org is their flagship project for the U.S. Congress. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> Agriculture Resources White Paper Link Dataset Compilation

July 22, 2016

Updated> Agriculture Resources White Paper Link Dataset Compilation
http://www.AgricultureResources.info/

The above is the associated white paper link dataset compilation of the Agriculture Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It is a 22 page .pdf document 204KB. [Completely Updated Including All Links Validated On July 22, 2016] Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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