|New Web Study
in AU and NZ
|Map of the Month
|Weaving the Web
|Oracle & D&B
to Web Farming
Sponsored by US
West Advanced Technologies, the
next offering of the Web Farming Workshop Series is
on March 10 with the topic Enterprise Information Portals.
Seminars in AU & NZ
For our colleagues down-under, a seminar on Web Farming:
Tools and Techniques is available in...
Sydney on April 27-28
Auckland on May 1-2
For AU, ring
Edmond Han on 612 9238 7200. In NZ, ring Richard Mera on 649
In a new book by the creator of the Web, Tim
Berners-Lee of W3C
paints a fascinating history of early Web and argues for
a more disciplined future. Through grass roots efforts, the
future Semantic Web should include explicit meaning within
its content through the use of XML and especially RDF. A
Must-Read for Web Farmers!
the Semantic Web
| An effort
to realize the Semantic Web is DAML, DARPA Agent
Markup Language. The involvement of DARPA
is an echo from the Web's distant past. Jim
Hendler, a professor at the University of Maryland,
is managing the BAA
00-07 proposal under the Agent-Based Computing (ABC)
is involved with a similar program at UMD called SHOE.
is a search site that has been around since 1995 and
maintained by William Cross. He has nicely organized
over 500 search and database engines.
offers a free service that monitors AltaVista and UseNet and
emailing any changes. It is operated by PeaceFire, a
non-profit organization focused on Internet freedom of
speech issues for under-18 persons.
Study on Web
partnered with NEC
Research to conduct another sizing of the indexable
Web. Their current estimate is over one billion pages, up
from 800 million this summer. There are roughly 4.2 million
good websites, of which 55% are COM root domains and 87% are
in English. Yahoo! has the record for the most number
of links pointing to it - 751,974
Map of the Month
Worlds publishes an insightful e-magazine called Mappa
Mundi. A regular feature is Map of the Month by Martin
Dodge, the creator of the Atlas
of Cyberspaces. This month's article showed Yahoo!'s
directory tree as an ET-Map,
all 110,000 references! This prototype was developed by the AI
Lab at the University of Arizona using 2-D Kohenen
self organizing map (SOM) techniques.
Today, Inc. (ITI) has acquired Knowledge Asset Media
(KAM) and its businesses: KMWorld
magazine, conferences, trade show, Web publishing, Internet
conferencing, and directories.
will start paying sites that refer people to its portal. The
AltaVista Affiliate Network will allow other sites to offer
its services, such as search, stock quotes and language
translation free of charge. In addition, AltaVista pays the
sites 3 cents for every click-through.
with access to D&B
Financials has interfaces to D&B Data
Rationalization Service to cleanse customer and vendor
records using the D-U-N-S Number. The cost is $45,000 each
or $65,000 for both, plus subscription fees to D&B. The
interfaces use XML for data tagging and messaging. This is
similar to the interfaces offered by SAP