Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A Gold Mine for Data Miner

Statistics Canada releases, free of charge, some of its database.
Some statistics date back to the 60s, other are for 2005.
http://www.statcan.ca/

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Traffic Simulator

Why does it jam?
Why the traffic suddently stops even if there is no accident?
Maybe this simulator may give a clue..

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A Laptop Comes Preloaded With the Web

Even if the Web may requires more than 50 Tb of disk space, a company (Webaroo) is offering you a piece of software that will bring a large part of the net on your computer (around 1Gb). Available for offline browsing and searching, it contains wisely chosen parts of the web:

Webaroo servers crawl the web, analyze web pages and select the subset of pages that maximize Content Density (i.e. the most content value in the least storage size). Webaroo determines the content value based on the diversity and quality of the pages. The more diverse the set of pages, the more queries they are likely to be able to answer. The more high quality the pages, the more likely they are to contain meaningful information for users.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Chatterboxchallenge

Go test and vote for the best bot out there...

The Chatterbox Challenge is open to various kinds of chatterbots -
Website Bots, Downloadable Bots, and Chatroom Bots - written in any programming
language.