Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Another Pretty Good JavaOne Day

Today's sessions have been on closures (neil gafter), the Minion
search engine, user experience, and now, the sexy, "jsr 303". It's
about constraints. I'm not sure what that means in this context, and I
could use google to find out but I'd rather be surprised.
I found the Minion talk to be most interesting, maybe because I'm the
least familiar with search engines and textual information processing,
NLP and the like. The most amazing thing was their demonstration of
"tag gardening" - using tagged documents to create taxonomies specific
to the content. They used the example of the last.fm site's collection
of tagged musical content and creating a taxonomy of Death Metal sub-
genres as a tree.

\t : iPhone->you

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