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November 19, 2009  12:09 AM

Computer Science departments, listen up: media management is a core software skill



Posted by: Roger King
Web development

Multimedia in computer science departments. I teach in a computer science department, and in the previous posting of this blog, I argued that universities and colleges have been very slow to introduce

November 7, 2009  10:32 PM

Computer Science departments, listen up: animation is a core software skill



Posted by: Roger King
Web development

What’s missing in computer science curriculums? I teach in a computer science department, and one thing is painfully true: universities and colleges have been very slow to introduce basic animation skills into their curriculums. This is a big problem. Why? 2D and 3D...


November 2, 2009  4:47 AM

The need for declarative technology in multimedia asset management



Posted by: Roger King
Web development

What “declarative”  really means In programming languages, we use the word “declarative” to refer to a language that does not force a programmer to specify more sequencing information than is strictly necessary.  The idea is for the program to...


October 26, 2009  8:58 PM

The imposing heterogeneity of media applications



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D modeling, advanced Web apps, automating Web searches, continuous data, media applications, Multimedia, the Metadata Object Description Schema, Video, video containers, Web 3.0, Web development, Web development frameworks, XML Schema

This blog is dedicated to the discussion of emerging web technologies. Today, we look at a the rapidly growing world of media applications, and their impact on the Semantic Web. The...


October 3, 2009  9:12 PM

Multimedia: The Problem of Subtle Semantics



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D modeling, advanced Web apps, automating Web searches, blob data, continuous data, databases, information, Multimedia, rich internet apps, Semantic Web, smart search engines, tagging, Text, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, web applications, Web development, Web development frameworks, XML

The challenge of the Semantic Web. We’ve looked at the emerging Semantic Web technology in the previous postings of this blog. The idea is to have a far, far smarter Web, one where the process of finding and interpreting and making use of far flung information can be largely...


September 25, 2009  11:31 PM

Semantics and the new Web: Built out of very old ideas.



Posted by: Roger King
automating Web searches, inferences, information, knowledge, Semantic Web, Web development

Describing the real world in computers. The word “semantic” has been a buzzword in computer science for decades. The youthful Artificial Intelligence world invented these things called Semantic Networks or Semantic Nets a half century ago. The idea was to come up with a...


March 11, 2009  8:24 PM

Web services: part of the Web 2.0 & Semantic Web picture



Posted by: Roger King
Multimedia, rich internet apps, Rich Web Apps, the Semantic Web, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web development, web services

This is the fifth in a series of blogs about the Semantic Web and Web 2.0/3.0. While the sequence of blog posts tell a continuous story, each blog should be fully informative if read out of sequence.

So far, we've discussed the Semantic Web, which is an attempt at automating the process...


March 5, 2009  5:05 AM

Multimedia, what is it? Why do we care?



Posted by: Roger King
Multimedia, SMIL, Text, the Semantic Web, Video, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web development, XML

This is the fourth in a series of blogs on the Semantic Web and Web 2.0/3.0.

To get us going here, just what is "multimedia"? At one level, it simply refers to applications that manipulate,...


February 27, 2009  3:26 AM

What do we mean by “Semantic” Web?



Posted by: Roger King
language syntax and semantics, namespaces, the Semantic Web, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web development, XML

This is the third in a continuing series of blogs about the Semantic Web and Web 2.0/3.0. Our focus here is on the Semantic Web.


Let's look...


February 17, 2009  11:22 PM

The difference between Web 2 and the Semantic Web



Posted by: Roger King
Ajax, Rich Web Apps, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web development, Web development frameworks, XML Schema, XQuery

The purpose of this blog is to discuss cutting edge technology that relates to Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web. What do these terms mean? Let's start with the definition of a third term. A Web Application is a website that provides some sort of substantive functionality other than simply filtering...


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