Stephen E. Arnold: Open Source Search Emergent, Proprietary Search on Death Row

Categories: IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Enterprise Search: Fee Versus Free

I read a pretty darned amazing article “Is Free Enterprise Search a Game Changer?” My initial reaction was, “Didn’t the game change with the failures of flagship enterprise search systems?” And “Didn’t the cost and complexity of many enterprise search deployments fuel the emergence of the free and open source information retrieval systems?”

Many proprietary vendors are struggling to generate sustainable revenues and pay back increasingly impatient stakeholders. The reality is that the proprietary enterprise search “survivors” fear meeting the fate of  Convera, Delphes, Entopia, Perfect Search, Siderean Software, TREX, and other proprietary vendors. These outfits went away.

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Nov 25

Patrick Meier: Crowdsourcing and Humanitarian Action: Analysis of the Literature

Categories: Advanced Cyber/IO
Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

Crowdsourcing and Humanitarian Action: Analysis of the Literature

Raphael Hörler from Zurich’s ETH University has just completed his thesis on the role of crowdsourcing in humanitarian action. His valuable research offers one of the most up-to-date and comprehensive reviews of the principal players and humanitarian technologies in action today. In short, I highly recommend this important resource. Raphael’s full thesis is available here (PDF).

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Nov 24

Stephen E. Arnold: Search Engines Cannot Identify Fake Information

Categories: IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Fake Content: SEO or Tenure Desperation

Bottom Line Up Front: Indexing systems have a spotty record of identifying weaponized, shaped, or distorted information. 

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Nov 24

SchwartzReport: GMOs Associated with 22 Diseases

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The more research I do on GMOs, the less the immediate problem seems to be the seeds, and the more it seems to center on the toxins used to protect the seeds, and the costs associated with this industrial chemical model of agriculture. Here is the latest.

Study Shows Dramatic Correlation Between GMOs And 22 Diseases

As crops that use the herbicide glyphosate rise, so do a wide range of diseases.

EXTRACT

The deep corruption of government is putting the health of the American people at serious risk.

The research highlighted below, “Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America,” was published in  The Journal of Organic Systems this September and links GMOs to 22 diseases with very high correlation.

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Nov 24