Monthly Archives: October 2016

init.ai – Powers the Future of Conversation

October 31, 2016

init.ai – Powers the Future of Conversation
https://www.init.ai/

init.ai empowers companies to create conversation-based applications using artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and messaging. Their developer platform can be used to create standalone, platform-agnostic apps that require no downloads. It can also be used to add artificial intelligence and chat into customer apps. They offer a comprehensive solution that handles messaging, machine learning, and business logic, including integration with third-party APIs. Init.ai is venture-backed and based in NYC and San Francisco. This will be added to ChatterBots Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Artificial Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

534 views

PowerTrack API 2.0

October 31, 2016

PowerTrack API 2.0
http://support.gnip.com/apis/powertrack2.0/

PowerTrack provides customers with the ability to filter the full Twitter firehose, and only receive the data that they or their customers are interested in. This is accomplished by applying Gnip’s PowerTrack filtering language to match Tweets based on a wide variety of attributes, including user attributes, geo-location, language, and many others. Using PowerTrack rules to filter a data source ensures that customers receive all of the data, and only the data they need for your app. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™.

446 views

Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group MAPRG

October 31, 2016

Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group MAPRG
https://irtf.org/maprg

Our Internet has grown into something that differs from what was envisioned. Its protocols sometimes operate in an environment other than than that for which they were designed. For instance, some network elements treat some protocols differently than others and those protocols themselves are sometimes reused and abused in ways initially unforeseen. The Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group (MAP) Research Group (RG) explores such phenomena by measurement with the aim to inform protocol engineering and practice. Many protocol engineering efforts in a standards development context, as well as best practices for the operation of IETF-defined protocols, can benefit from insight provided by Internet measurements of various kinds. Likewise, Internet measurement research efforts can stand to gain from contacts with the IETF. The Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group Research Group (MAPRG) aims to provide a forum for interchange between these two communities, supporting: a) exchange of measurement-derived insight; b) discussion of techniques and best practices for measurement relevant to protocol engineering and network operations; c) collaborations to share data supporting these measurements; and d) a “landing pad” for the Internet measurement community to introduce its efforts to the IETF. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™.

374 views

Open Refine – Free Open Source Powerful Tool for Working With Messy Data

October 29, 2016

Open Refine – Free Open Source Powerful Tool for Working With Messy Data
http://openrefine.org/

OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data. Please note that since October 2nd, 2012, Google is not actively supporting this project, which has now been rebranded to OpenRefine. Project development, documentation and promotion is now fully supported by volunteers. Find out more about the history of OpenRefine and how you can help the community. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™

382 views

Power BI – Bring Your Data To Life

October 29, 2016

Power BI – Bring Your Data To Life
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Power BI dashboards provide a 360-degree view for business users with their most important metrics in one place, updated in real time, and available on all of their devices. With one click, users can explore the data behind their dashboard using intuitive tools that make finding answers easy. Creating a dashboard is simple thanks to over 50 connections to popular business applications, complete with pre-built dashboards crafted by experts that help you get up and running quickly. And you can access your data and reports from anywhere with the Power BI Mobile apps, which update automatically with any changes to your data. If you are a data analyst delivering reporting and analytics to your organization, Power BI lets you be productive and creative with what you build. Power BI Desktop is a feature-rich data mashup and report authoring tool. Combine data from disparate databases, files, and web services with visual tools that help you understand and fix data quality and formatting issues automatically. With over 20 built-in visuals and a vibrant community of custom visualizations, create stunning reports that communicate your message effectively. With the Power BI service, publish reports securely to your organization and setup automatic data refresh so everyone has the latest information.Power BI can unify all of your organization’s data, whether in the cloud or on-premises. Using the Power BI gateways, you can connect SQL Server databases, Analysis Services models, and many other data sources to your same dashboards in Power BI. If you already have reporting portals or applications, embed Power BI reports and dashboards for a unified experience. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

443 views

Electronic Book Review

October 29, 2016

Electronic Book Review
http://electronicbookreview.com

Founded in 1995, Electronic Book Review (ebr) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to “literary studies, broadly defined.” Unlike other periodicals, ebr is continually updated through a series of themed threads. Each thread is edited by a content expert; current editors include scholars of cinematic arts, English, and mass communications. Thread topics include Technocapitalism (works that consider technology as a form of capital); Image + Narrative (discussions about how technology and images change the nature of narrative); and Critical Ecologies (explorations of “convergences among natural and constructed ecosystems”). Within each thread, readers will find interviews, critical essays and reviews of novels, nonfiction works, and art. Recently reviewed works include Mark Greif’s intellectual history The Age of the Crisis of Man; Pete Townshend’s autobiography Who I Am and German studies scholar James McFarland’s book Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

397 views

Laverna – Markdown Note Taking

October 28, 2016

Laverna – Markdown Note Taking
https://laverna.cc

With all the different note-taking tools out there, Laverna may be a nice option for those readers looking for a Markdown note-taking app that offers a little extra privacy. Users create encrypted Notebooks with custom headings, check lists, and code blocks all by using Markdown. (See the 10-02-2015 edition of the Scout Report for an online tutorial on using Markdown). That said, Laverna helpfully includes shortcuts for all Markdown features by adapting icons similar to those used in Microsoft Word. Laverna will also appeal to users looking for simplicity: unlike some online notetaking platforms, Laverna sports an unfussy interface that allows users to focus on their notes rather than other distractions. In addition, users can sync their Laverna notes with Dropbox or Remote Storage. Laverna is not quite ready for Android devices, but is available for machines running Linux, MacOS, and Windows. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™.  Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

449 views

U.S. Census Bureau: Data Visualization Gallery

October 28, 2016

U.S. Census Bureau: Data Visualization Gallery
https://www.census.gov/dataviz

The U.S. Census Bureau works diligently to “portray historical changes in the growth and redistribution of the U.S. population.” More recently, they have turned to graphics and visualizations to help accomplish this feat. On this website, readers will find the Census Bureau’s latest efforts to use technology to visualize the multi-faceted and ever changing characteristics of the U.S. population. There are currently over 40 visualizations in the gallery that chart changes in demographics, housing, employment, and other topical areas. For instance, readers may view the historical acquisition of new territory as charted by evolving boundary lines, or explore the relationship between college majors and occupations. Of course, the site also offers many helpful links to other components of the U.S. Census Bureau’s website that are worth further exploration. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

408 views

Shift – Switch Between Gmail, Calendar and Drive Accounts

October 28, 2016

Shift – Switch Between Gmail, Calendar and Drive Accounts
http://tryshift.com/

Shift into higher gear with the email client that makes navigating between Mail, Calendar and Drive accounts fast, easy, and beautiful. All of the Gmail Features and More: 1) Full Support for Gmail & Google Inbox; 2) Multi-Account Access; 3) Beautiful, Clutter-Free Desktop Application; 4) Easily Switch Between Mail, Calendar & Drive; 5) Cross-Platform Support for Windows, Mac, and Linux; and 6) Native Desktop Notifications. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

427 views

Tmetric – Time Tracking Made Easy

October 27, 2016

Tmetric – Time Tracking Made Easy
https://tmetric.com/

Simple time tracking software for teams of any size. TMetric is a work time tracking service for IT-professionals and companies. Start in one minute, setup later. Track tasks from multiple project management systems with one click. Categorize time, create reports, and monitor your team online. Features include: a) Tracking in real time – Use timer to keep track of every minute of your billable time. Add time manually, if you need; b) Work day timeline – Your work day is visualized as a timeline. You can edit your work time using only a mouse; c) Clients and projects – Create an unlimited number of projects and clients, assign icons to them; d) Billable time and tags – Organize your time by tags. Mark projects or even separate time entries as billable; e) Flexible reports – Get an overview of your billable time, projects and teams. Use filters to drill down the details; f) Team View – Switch to team view and see what the colleagues are working on at the moment; g) Time-sheet export – Export time entries to PDF for printing or to CSV loading to Excel or a database; h) Fits any team structure – Render any management structure: flat, hierarchical, or matrix type. Setup teams and projects as it fits your needs; and i) Downloadable version – If you want to keep all data under control, order a downloadable version for deployment on your servers. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

371 views