The new H2020 European project “OpenMinTeD” will be the first to build an infrastructure that makes it much easier to mine, by making existing text mining tools discoverable, interoperable and usable. The infrastructure brings together text and data registries/databases and will develop a standard layer, that makes it possible to easily find text and data from all over the world, and mine it. . . . It brings together the different stakeholders, content providers and scientific communities, text mining and infrastructure builders, legal experts, data and computing centres, industrial players and SMEs.
Sahil Kini: The India Internet – in 780 Languages, 86 Scripts, 29 Major Languages, 22 of Them Official
India today speaks 780 languages represented in 86 different scripts. 29 of them are spoken by at least a million people, 22 are recognized by the Constitution as official languages. One of them, of course, is English. From being the language of colonial oppression, it has now risen to the status of the language of aspiration. Whenever I bring up the topic of the need for the promotion of India languages, I’m waved away by most who say that the rise of English speakers is inevitable. And perhaps it is.
Science needs an overhaul. Research is not free, if it challenges mainstream theories. There is no money for it and no publication, so it just isn’t done, except on the very fringes.
Over the last few years, a growing chorus of insider critics have been exposing serious flaws in the ways that scientific research is funded and published, leading some to go so far as to say,”Science is broken.”
The dysfunctions they describe include:
Aging porn stars….too funny.
By Jennifer Peters at VICE.com
The traditional intelligence agencies are a lot like the old-school porn industry: they’re still trying to make and sell porn like it’s 1979, even though a lot of what they’re selling is just hanging out online, free for anyone to download at their leisure. To stay relevant, they need to stop wasting money on producing material they or their customers can get for free and develop new ways to find, collect, and curate that sexy, sexy free intelligence information.
Robert Steele’s complete answers (13 pages) below the fold.