Author Archives: Marcus Zillman

Full Name: Marcus Zillman Website:
Info: Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; eSolutions Architect and Executive Director of the Virtual Private LibraryTM, Creator/Founder BotSpot.com and Executive Producer of BOT2000 and BOT2001 conferences for internet.com; has designed, developed and created online databases and information retrieval access scripts for the last thirty years. He is a benefactor member of the Internet Society, participant in the IETF Users Services Working Group and was selected to participate in the U.S. Government's Open Meeting Electronic Forum as a non governmental expert on information retrieval and access. He is the Creator/Founder of BotSpot.com® "The Spot for all Bots and Intelligent Agents on the Net" one of the Internet's most awarded sites (over 400 awards) and is considered the definitive resource for Bots, Intelligent Agents and Artificial Intelligence on the Internet. PC Magazine selected it as one of the Top 100 Best Web Sites on the Internet in 1998 as well as selected by NetGuide as the Top 10 of all Internet sites during all of 1998. BotSpot® was acquired by internet.com LLC in January 1999. Currently Mr. Zillman is Executive Director of the Virtual Private LibraryTM creators of 53 Subject TracerTM Information Blogs, writes, consults, tutors and delivers keynote speeches on The Future of the Internet: eCommerce Security, Cloud Computing, HTML5 and IPV6. He is also a member of American Society for Information Science & Technology, Association of Computing Machinery, IEEE Computer Society, The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, P2P Working Group and the gPulp Working Group. He has also authored over 80 professional Internet MiniGuides and Manuals on subject specific resources, hosted and produced over 160 Internet-101 weekly television shows, writes a monthly column on the latest Internet Resources as well as publishes a monthly newsletter titled Awareness WatchTM. His white papers have been downloaded over one million times.

GetData.io – Get Valuable Data from the Web in 3 Steps

July 18, 2018

GetData.io – Get Valuable Data from the Web in 3 Steps
https://getdata.io/

Features include: a) Make Better Investment Decisions – 1) Collect huge volumes of stock pricing data daily; 2) Collect data on real estate properties; 3) Collect financial data on companies; and 4) Collect new article titles and contents. Perform regression analysis to do financial modeling; b) Forecast Product Demand – 1) Collect competitor product prices; 2) Collect competitor product features. Perform regression analysis to best position your products against the competition; and c) Monitor Your Brand – 1) Collect online news articles; 2) Collect chats on Reddit; 3) Collect chats on other forums; and 4) Collect product review and ratings. Perform sentiment analysis to know how the market feel about your company and the competition. Community Features include: a) Clickable GUI – Click on any webpage to get data; b) Crawl unlimited pages – Get data from any URL; and c) Accessible APIs – Get data in JSON and CSV formats. Startup Features include: 1) Private Data Sources – Keep your data private; 2) Flexible Scheduling – Run your crawlers and as frequently as every 15 minutes; 3) Decidated Crawler – No more queuing. Start crawling immediately; and 4) WebHooks – Ping your App after each new crawl is completed. This will be added to Web Data Extractors white paper. This will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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Botometer

July 18, 2018

Botometer
https://botometer.iuni.iu.edu/

Botometer (formerly BotOrNot) checks the activity of a Twitter account and gives it a score based on how likely the account is to be a bot. Higher scores are more bot-like. Botometer is a joint project of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) and the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS). This will be added to Bot Research Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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Hoaxy – Visualize the Spread of Claims and Fact Checking

July 17, 2018

Hoaxy – Visualize the Spread of Claims and Fact Checking
https://hoaxy.iuni.iu.edu/

Hoaxy visualizes the spread of articles online. Articles can be found on Twitter, or in a corpus of claims and related fact checking. The Hoaxy corpus tracks the social sharing of links to stories published by two types of websites: (1) Low-credibility sources that often publish inaccurate, unverified, or satirical claims according to lists compiled and published by reputable news and fact-checking organizations. (2) Independent fact-checking organizations, such as snopes.com, politifact.com, and factcheck.org, that routinely fact check unverified claims. We do not decide what is true or false. Low-credibility sources often publish false news, hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories, and satire, but may also publish accurate reports. Therefore not all claims you can visualize on Hoaxy are false, nor can we track all false stories. We aren’t even saying that the fact checkers are 100% correct all the time. You can use the Hoaxy tool to observe how unverified stories and the fact checking of those stories spread on public social media. We welcome users to click on links to fact-checking sites to see what they’ve found in their research, but it’s up to you to evaluate the evidence about a claim and its rebuttals. This will be added to Internet Hoaxes Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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Academic Family Tree

July 17, 2018

Academic Family Tree
https://academictree.org/

The Academic Family Tree is a nonprofit, user content-driven web database that aims to accurately document and publicly share the academic genealogy of current and historical researchers across all fields of academia. As a modern web application, The Academic Family Tree leverages the knowledge of thousands of individual users into a single, self-correcting database. Access to Tree sites is free, and users are able to contribute content directly. The current project is an outgrowth of Neurotree.org, an effort begun in January 2005 to document training relationships within the field of neuroscience and display them in an intuitive “family tree” format. Soon after Neurotree was established, they realized that mentorship in neuroscience draws substantially from other fields, and that the linkages between fields could be of as much interest as within-field data. They also received requests from researchers in other fields to help establish their own academic genealogies. In order to gather data for a unified academic genealogy, they developed a system that allows multiple genealogies–each one focused on a different academic field–to interface onto the same central database. Today, the database contains about 693,500 people and 611,900 connections between them, and it grows at a rate of about 640 people per week in a large, overlapping canopy of trees. Central to our success and continued growth is the collaborative nature of the project. Users share the benefits of an accurate and complete database, and this motivates them to help maintain it. We value this principle and believe that it must be followed for the project to continue to thrive. This will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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Buzzsumo Question Analyzer

July 17, 2018

Buzzsumo Question Analyzer
http://buzzsumo.com/solutions/question-analyzer/

Find the most popular questions asked across hundreds of thousands of forums, Amazon, Reddit, Quora and Q&A sites for any keyword. Perfect for researching customer questions, generating content ideas and monitoring questions about topics and brands. Features include: a) Create content that answers the most asked questions – Enter a topic or brand name and instantly see the questions that real people are asking. Results are automatically filtered to clearly display the most frequently asked questions first. Write answers with confidence, knowing they will resonate with your audience; b) Social listening – Find questions in the forums and subreddits your audience uses the most. Questions are sorted by popularity, so you will quickly identify highly relevant topics for targeted audience segments. Going directly to these sources let’s you gain greater understanding of your audience’s most pressing needs; c) Brand monitoring – Understand how people are talking about your brand. Increase your customers’ confidence by responding to their questions outside of your own channels and by dispelling misinformation or providing context when needed. Monitor competitors’ brands to identify key product differentiators; d) E-commerce – Provide descriptions that answer common product-related questions. Seeing actual questions about your own product helps to identify gaps in your descriptions before they lead to lost sales; and f) Product Development – Product developers and designers can use the Question Analyzer to conduct research product questions quickly and at scale. Questions reveal what customers like, dislike, the products they are comparing and the concerns they have. This will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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Center for Open Science – OSF

July 16, 2018

Center for Open Science – OSF
https://cos.io/our-products/osf/

Manage your research in one easy, integrated platform. Collaborate, plan, create, preregister, even publish a preprint. OSF provides free and open source project management support for researchers across the entire research lifecycle. As a collaboration tool, OSF helps researchers work on projects privately with a limited number of collaborators and make parts of their projects public, or make all the project publicly accessible for broader dissemination. As a workflow system, OSF enables connections to the many services researchers already use to streamline their process and increase efficiency. As a flexible repository, it can store and archive research data, protocols, and materials. Features: a) Structured projects: Access files, data, code, and protocols in one centralized location and easily build custom organization for your project – No more trawling emails to find files or scrambling to recover from lost data
; b) Controlled access: Control which parts of a project are public or private, making it easy to collaborate and share with the community or just your team
; c) Enhanced workflow: Automate version control, get persistent identifiers for projects and materials, preregister your research, and connect your favorite third party services directly to OSF; d) Extensible Research. Automatically create a preprint, meeting abstract, or add to your institutional repository. Manage multi-institutional projects; and e) Dependable Repository: OSF’s Preservation Fund ensures that any data stored in the repository would be maintained and protected for 50 years. This will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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Equator Network – Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

July 16, 2018

Equator Network – Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
http://www.equator-network.org/

The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines. It is the first coordinated attempt to tackle the problems of inadequate reporting systematically and on a global scale; it advances the work done by individual groups over the last 15 years. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Information Quality Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI)

July 16, 2018

System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI)
https://www.jbisumari.org/

The System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI) is the Joanna Briggs Institute’s premier software for the systematic review of literature. It is designed to assist researchers and practitioners in fields such as health, social sciences and humanities to conduct systematic reviews. SUMARI supports 10 review types, including reviews of effectiveness, qualitative research, economic evaluations, prevalence/incidence, aetiology/risk, mixed methods, umbrella/overviews, text/opinion, diagnostic test accuracy and scoping reviews. It facilitates the entire review process, from protocol development, team management, study selection, critical appraisal, data extraction, data synthesis and writing your systematic review report. Essentially, it is a word processor, reference management program, statistical and qualitative data analysis program all in one easy to use web application. This will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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Systematic Review Toolbox

July 14, 2018

Systematic Review Toolbox
http://systematicreviewtools.com/

Systematic reviews are a time consuming, logistically challenging and labour intensive undertaking. These and other challenges have led to the development of various software tools to support the systematic review process. The Systematic Review Toolbox is a community-driven, searchable, web-based catalogue of tools that support the systematic review process across multiple domains. The resource aims to help reviewers find appropriate tools based on how they provide support for the systematic review process. Users can perform a simple keyword search (i.e. Quick Search) to locate tools, a more detailed search (i.e. Advanced Search) allowing users to select various criteria to find specific types of tools and submit new tools to the database. Although the focus of the Toolbox is on identifying software tools to support systematic reviews, other tools or support mechanisms (such as checklists, guidelines and reporting standards) can also be found. The developer and editor of the Systematic Review Toolbox is Dr Chris Marshall. This will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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Accounting Education Resource Guide

July 14, 2018

Accounting Education Resource Guide
http://www.smartscholar.com/accounting-education-guide/

Whether we’re talking about balancing your personal checking account or handling the the books for a small, medium or large business, accounting is a crucial function – and it has been for thousands of years. In fact, some historians credit accounting – essentially the practice of processing and recording financial information – with spurring the development of writing, counting and money. Accounting is all about holding individuals, businesses and other organizations accountable, at least in terms of their financial activities. Without accounting practices – which can include reconciling payroll, properly recording revenue and meeting tax requirements – the financial world would be rife with confusion and fraud. So it’s clear that the world needs ethical, well-trained accountants. And that’s why we put together this resource guide. Whether you’re studying to become an accountant, you teach accounting or you’re a layperson who wants a better understanding of accounting practices and principles, the 40+ individual resources in this guide will connect you to useful information. Check out accounting study resources, teaching resources, blogs and journals and more. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. his will be added to Business Intelligence 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™.

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