Semantic Bookmarking Service Faviki Finally Usable Thanks to Delicious Import

first_imgTags:#Product Reviews#Semantic Web#Social Bookmarking#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit sarah perez Common Tags are a new open tagging format introduced this year which help eliminate some of the problems inherent in user-generated tagging systems. Prior to common tags, users could create a number of different tags that mean the same thing. For example, “new_york” and “nyc” could both mean the New York, the city. Also, there is the problem of one tag that refers to different things such as “jaguar” the animal and “jaguar” the car. With the new standardized format, tags are linked to concepts complete with metadata and their own URLs. That way, “new_york” and “nyc” would both be known to mean the same thing and an article about an animal tagged “jaguar” would link back to the concept for the animal. The metadata in these “concepts” provides additional information about the item being tagged, too. For example, a tag for “obama” would be linked to a concept which indicates that he’s the President of the U.S. and married to Michelle Obama. After Faviki suggests the appropriate common tags for each link being imported, you can make corrections and suggestions as you see fit. Also, if any of your own Delicious tags don’t resolve to a common tag, you don’t have to fix that issue before import. Instead, the next time you go to use that particular tag, Faviki will prompt you to define it then. Automatic Posting to Delicious and TwitterAnother nice feature in today’s upgrade is that you can continue to use the Delicious service to complement Faviki. Through automatic posting settings, your bookmarks tagged in Faviki will copy over to Delicious. Not only that, but you can continue to use your Delicious tags, too, once they’re mapped to common tags after import. Twitter posting is also supported as of now. While this update is a relatively minor one, it was a much-needed feature in order to get users to make the big switch from one service to the next. Now that we don’t have to abandon our bookmarks – and can even still use Delicious if desired – Faviki looks a lot more appealing. Related Posts When we first came across Faviki back in 2008, we were intrigued by the concept of a social bookmarking service built using semantic tagging capabilities. Instead of organizing bookmarks based on user-created tags, Faviki tags come from structured information extracted from Wikipedia. After Faviki’s update earlier this year which improved the tagging process and introduced OpenID support, we again wanted to make the move to this semantic web-based service. There was just one thing standing in our way: no bookmark import feature. Unfortunately, until now, the only way to use Faviki involved abandoning your extensive bookmark collection and starting fresh. Today, things have changed. Faviki has, at long last, added a Delicious import feature.While at the moment, the bookmarking import feature only supports Delicious users and not other popular bookmarking tools like Diigo, Delicious is still the largest and most heavily used of the social bookmarking services available today…at least among those who still collect and save websites for future reference.Delicious Import and Common TagsWith the new semi-automatic Delicious import feature, Faviki users can enter in their Delicious information and the service will import their saved sites. However, before the import is initiated, Faviki displays a list of sites along with suggestions of “Common Tags.” Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

Odisha identifies five districts as cattle transport corridors

first_imgThe Odisha government has decided to intensify highway patrolling after identifying five districts as major cattle transport corridors.Cattle are being transported to West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana through Odisha’s Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Rayagada and Koraput districts.During a recent inspection by a team of the Animal Welfare Board of India, it was decided that the Home and Commerce departments would set up police check posts at major entry points along the inter-State border, create control rooms to receive complaints regarding illegal trafficking or movement of cattle and raise awareness on animal welfare laws.Odisha has also enacted the Orissa Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1960, in order to prohibit illegal slaughter of cows.According to the team, although cow slaughter is banned under the Act, effective steps should be taken to stop killing of cows on festive occasions in the State.The police were asked to ensure that Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animal on Foot) Rules-2001 was complied with. “There is a provision of veterinary doctors certifying that each animal transported is in fit condition and not suffering from infectious, contagious, parasitic diseases and has been vaccinated against such diseases,” the inspection team said.The meeting resolved to follow Standard Operating Procedure issued by the Director General of Police. The SOP says one police officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police is to be appointed as the nodal officer.last_img read more

LG G8 ThinQ makes its way to US Cellular

first_img Share your voice $599 LG’s 5G-rocking V50 ThinQ and G8: Editors react Now playing: Watch this: The LG G8 ThinQ, which launched in April, features a slim, sleek design and sports some unique biometric features, like letting you unlock the phone by having it scan the veins in your hand. It’s also water-resistant and has a headphone jack, a rarity among premium phones.”LG continues to deliver innovative features that our customers enjoy,” said US Cellular’s Mark Vitale in a release. “The LG G8 ThinQ incorporates multiple forms of biometric security features, touchless controls, along with its industry-leading camera and sound technology that make this device a very strong smartphone in our lineup.”While CNET reviews editor Lynn La says the LG G8 ThinQ is an “objectively great phone,” she found it doesn’t quite measure up to more affordable competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S10E. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 7:44 AT&T Wireless Tags Mentioned Above LG G8 ThinQ (128GB, aurora black) Comment See it See It LG G8 is a Galaxy S10 alternative, available April 11center_img Phones See It $829 Amazon 1 News • Enter for your chance to win* an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ phone Review • LG G8 ThinQ review: LG’s flagship can’t beat the Galaxy S10E LG G8 ThinQ 35 Photos $835 The LG G8 ThinQ is water-resistant and has a headphone jack. Angela Lang/CNET The LG G8 ThinQ has found its way to US Cellular. LG’s latest flagship phone is available online and in stores from US Cellular starting Thursday. The phone costs $800 if you want it on a prepaid plan. As part of a promotion, US Cellular is offering $200 off the cost of the phone, in the form of a monthly bill credit, to new and existing customers who purchase it on a 30-month contract plan. The deal runs through July 7. LG US Cellularlast_img read more

Japan univ to set up ninja studies centre

first_imgA Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world’s first research centre devoted to ninja — the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth.While mostly confined to history books and fiction, ninja have been enjoying something of a resurgence as Japanese authorities increasingly deploy them to promote tourism ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Now, Mie University in central Japan — the region considered the home of the feudal martial arts masters — has announced that a ninja research facility will be established in July.It plans to compile a database of ninja and encourage cooperation between scholars from different disciplines who study ninja, according to Yuji Yamada, a professor of Japanese history at the university.”We’ll conduct research on ancient documents and collaborate with science researchers to be able to apply the wisdom of ninja to modern society,” Yamada, who is setting up the centre, told AFP on Thursday.”For instance, ninja burnt Japanese incense before going out to avoid evil things.”We assume the incense could boost concentration and thus ninja could avoid injuries,” he said, adding that research on such fragrances might prove useful in today’s world.The facility will be located in Iga — 350 kilometres (220 miles) southwest of Tokyo — a mountain-shrouded city that was once home to many ninja.Yamada also said that the centre plans to publish its research in English and well as Japanese so as to make it accessible for interested researchers and fans overseas.Amid the ongoing ninja boom, Aichi prefecture last year began hiring full-time ninja, including a foreigner, to promote tourism in the area known for historic Nagoya castle.In 2015, governors and mayors from prefectures around the country traded their usual suits for ninja costumes to announce the launch of a “ninja council”.last_img read more

Between A Vacated Sentence And Actual Innocence A Houston Man Remains In

first_img Share Image via Flickr/Roy Luck The Harris County legal complex, with courthouses and jails, sprawls across the north side of downtown Houston.Innocent until proven guilty is a core principle of the U.S. legal system. But what happens when you’re no longer considered guilty, but have not yet proven innocent? That’s just one factor in a complicated case in Houston.Alfred Brown was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. The case, including the death sentence, was vacated in 2015 when evidence that supported Brown’s claim of innocence was found and reviewed. Now, Brown is seeking compensation for his wrongful conviction and the time he was imprisoned. Because he has been released, but not declared innocent, he is suing Harris County.Keri Blakinger, a reporter covering the story for the Houston Chronicle, says there’s a difference under the law between having a sentence vacated, and being declared innocent of a crime.“At no point did the district attorney declare him ‘actually innocent.’ And that’s what’s necessary in order to trigger being able to get money under this statute,” Blakinger says.The compensation law entitles a wrongly convicted person to receive around $80,000 for each year of imprisonment, plus an annuity thereafter. In Brown’s case, that could add up to $2 million, Blakinger says.Harris County wants Brown’s lawsuit dismissed. They claim it was not filed within the allowed timeframe, but the applicable timeline is disputed by Brown.His attorneys say Brown’s case is an example of the county’s “conviction at any cost” attitude. Blakinger says one of the prosecutors in the case is accused of pressuring witnesses to change their testimony in order to convict Brown.Written by Shelly Brisbin.last_img read more