Monthly Archives: January 2010

HiddenLevers – Scenario Analysis and Portfolio Planning for Investors

January 29, 2010

HiddenLevers – Scenario Analysis and Portfolio Planning for Investors
http://www.hiddenlevers.com/

What happens to your portfolio if interest rates rise to 10%? What about if oil prices spike up to $150 per barrel? Do know what impact health care reform could have on your portfolio? HiddenLevers can help you answer these questions and much more! HiddenLevers ties together how different economic factors (levers) affect investments, empowering investors to plan for different economic scenarios. You can use HiddenLevers to test your portfolio against different scenarios, to find stocks which will perform well in a particular scenario, or to research investments and learn what factors might affect them. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence

January 29, 2010

Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
http://www.ai-gakkai.or.jp/jsai/english.html

From 2001, JSAI separated the publication of technical papers into its “Transactions of the JSAI”. These transactions are available for online access (papers are placed on the web once they are accepted), and also released as hardcopy once per year. Some of the papers in the Transactions are written in English, so they will be of interest to English speakers. Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.

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ForiSearch – Foreign Image Search

January 29, 2010

ForiSearch – Foreign Image Search
http://www.forisearch.com/

Expand your world with images from foreign websites the following way: a) Type words in your own language; b) Choose a foreign language; and c) Discover images that were described in the foreign language. You can even explore further by clicking the next language. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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WordsCloseTogether.com – Meaningful Precision Search for Text Data

January 29, 2010

WordsCloseTogether.com – Meaningful Precision Search for Text Data
http://www.wordsclosetogether.com/

WordsCloseTogether.com is releasing in stages a text search engine, together with all the software needed so that anyone who wishes may prepare / index / share / publish any quantity of text content, so that any target audience may easily find meaningful results. This technology is offered as an alternative to the well known search engines, in the belief that some users might prefer Words Close Together relevance ranking. Their method takes into account a simple fact about language. Ideas are expressed in words. When the words you search for are widely scattered — maybe paragraphs apart — they are not related to the idea you are after. It is worse than useless for a search engine to offer results in which the desired words are far apart; you are left to dig through irrelevant results to get at what you are after. Their technology filters out the words-far-apart results. Words Close Together presents only the results in which the words you ask for are close together, and it ranks the results so that the closer the words are together, the nearer a result is to the top of the list. This form of relevance ranking makes it very likely that the results at the top are meaningful and that they relate directly to the idea you have in mind. Over 14,000 examples of the first stage have been released so that people may experience this alternative search both on personal computers and over the Internet. In late 2008, many programs used to extract and format text were released publicly to the Open Source community. This means that Information Technology specialists around the world have full access to the preparation source code. This creates business opportunities for IT specialists, while exposing them to the power of research-quality search. A fundamental value underlying this project is respect for people — a belief that it is okay to give the user control of the search experience, to be transparent about relevance ranking (the basis for the order in which results are presented), and to treat users as something more than eyeballs for ads. Words Close Together resolves a technical problem that for decades has troubled the computer industry’s attempts to deal with whether words are near one another in text. The standard method has been to open up every search result that contains the desired words, then check how close the words are within that result. The standard method multiplied the search effort by a factor of tens of thousands or more. This problem has been creatively solved; such waste of user’s time is no longer necessary. Proximity-based meaningful results can be delivered with extraordinary speed. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been aded to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Bot Research Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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HiddenLevers – Scenario Analysis and Portfolio Planning for Investors

January 29, 2010

HiddenLevers – Scenario Analysis and Portfolio Planning for Investors
http://www.hiddenlevers.com/

What happens to your portfolio if interest rates rise to 10%? What about if oil prices spike up to $150 per barrel? Do know what impact health care reform could have on your portfolio? HiddenLevers can help you answer these questions and much more! HiddenLevers ties together how different economic factors (levers) affect investments, empowering investors to plan for different economic scenarios. You can use HiddenLevers to test your portfolio against different scenarios, to find stocks which will perform well in a particular scenario, or to research investments and learn what factors might affect them. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence

January 29, 2010

Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
http://www.ai-gakkai.or.jp/jsai/english.html

From 2001, JSAI separated the publication of technical papers into its “Transactions of the JSAI”. These transactions are available for online access (papers are placed on the web once they are accepted), and also released as hardcopy once per year. Some of the papers in the Transactions are written in English, so they will be of interest to English speakers. Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.

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ForiSearch – Foreign Image Search

January 29, 2010

ForiSearch – Foreign Image Search
http://www.forisearch.com/

Expand your world with images from foreign websites the following way: a) Type words in your own language; b) Choose a foreign language; and c) Discover images that were described in the foreign language. You can even explore further by clicking the next language. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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WordsCloseTogether.com – Meaningful Precision Search for Text Data

January 29, 2010

WordsCloseTogether.com – Meaningful Precision Search for Text Data
http://www.wordsclosetogether.com/

WordsCloseTogether.com is releasing in stages a text search engine, together with all the software needed so that anyone who wishes may prepare / index / share / publish any quantity of text content, so that any target audience may easily find meaningful results. This technology is offered as an alternative to the well known search engines, in the belief that some users might prefer Words Close Together relevance ranking. Their method takes into account a simple fact about language. Ideas are expressed in words. When the words you search for are widely scattered — maybe paragraphs apart — they are not related to the idea you are after. It is worse than useless for a search engine to offer results in which the desired words are far apart; you are left to dig through irrelevant results to get at what you are after. Their technology filters out the words-far-apart results. Words Close Together presents only the results in which the words you ask for are close together, and it ranks the results so that the closer the words are together, the nearer a result is to the top of the list. This form of relevance ranking makes it very likely that the results at the top are meaningful and that they relate directly to the idea you have in mind. Over 14,000 examples of the first stage have been released so that people may experience this alternative search both on personal computers and over the Internet. In late 2008, many programs used to extract and format text were released publicly to the Open Source community. This means that Information Technology specialists around the world have full access to the preparation source code. This creates business opportunities for IT specialists, while exposing them to the power of research-quality search. A fundamental value underlying this project is respect for people — a belief that it is okay to give the user control of the search experience, to be transparent about relevance ranking (the basis for the order in which results are presented), and to treat users as something more than eyeballs for ads. Words Close Together resolves a technical problem that for decades has troubled the computer industry’s attempts to deal with whether words are near one another in text. The standard method has been to open up every search result that contains the desired words, then check how close the words are within that result. The standard method multiplied the search effort by a factor of tens of thousands or more. This problem has been creatively solved; such waste of user’s time is no longer necessary. Proximity-based meaningful results can be delivered with extraordinary speed. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been aded to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Bot Research Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Sency – Real Time Search

January 28, 2010

Sency – Real Time Search
http://www.sency.com/

User generated content continues to become more prevalent across the web as more and more users post information online. Such information has spawned “real time search” as a powerful way to navigate the web. Real time search produces real time thoughts. While traditional search engines scour the web for relevant websites, real time search engines return the most recent conversations, comments, and links from internet users. There will continue to be a place for web based search engines such as Google and Yahoo, however real time search engines can offer something unique. Granted, if you want to buy sneakers online, Google will bring up several relevant websites which sell sneakers; however, if there is a hurricane in Miami, real time search can give you a window into what people in Miami are experiencing right now. Another example is a sporting event, if the Yankees lose a big game, a real time search engine will allow you to hear what the fans are saying about the Yankees at this given moment. For these reasons, real time search is here to stay as it offers a different type of user experience when compared to the major search engines. Sency was created to help you easily navigate the real time web. At any time, they allow you to see what is going on right now with any person, place, or subject matter. To use Sency, simply enter in whatever you want into the search box and click search, and you’ll get real time results powered by real people. Also, at the bottom of the Sency home page, they have highlighted topics which may be of interest to you. You can look at what is going on right now, which shows you the hot topics of this given moment. You can also see the most popular topics of late. In addition, they also show you today’s most popular links for any respective search query. A major goal of Sency is to continue to refine their results to bring you the most relevant information for a particular search query. They have implemented a spam filter to prevent irrelevant links from showing up in their engine. You can check out their search tips to learn more about the types of searches you can execute on their site. Websites that want to place real time results on their pages can do so through their feed for websites. The feed allows any website to display real time information for any subject matter. Web publishers can add this automatically updating information to their site via the free feed. They also offer a popular links feed for websites and blogs which display today’s most popular links for a respective search term. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Mycoscience

January 28, 2010

Mycoscience
http://www.springer.com/life+sci/microbiology/journal/10267

Mycoscience is the official English journal of the Mycological Society of Japan and is issued bimonthly. Mycoscience publishes original research articles (full papers, short communications, and notes) and reviews on various aspects of fungi including yeasts and other organisms traditionally studied by mycologists. The research covered ranges from purely scientific interests such as systematics (taxonomy by traditional methods and systematics by molecular methods), evolution, phylogeny, morphology, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, to such agricultural, medical, and industrial applications as pathology (human, animal, and plant), pharmaceuticals, food processing, and other biotechnologies. Coverage extends to new and improved applications of well-established mycological techniques and methods.

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