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Happy Birthday, Google. Now clean up your room.

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:26:52 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1350599212.16111.YahooMailNeo@web112613.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "eGov IG \(Public\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au>
Re: Tabels: reconciling tabular formats and linked data
I wish I could say notice of my ignorance comes out of nowhere, and if everybody covers their ears, I will :)

But my friends in Mountain View have a 14th Birthday this year, and I never waste a teaching moment in the deflection of the aforementioned matter.  Bossing teenagers around is a bonus.

The same spreadsheet model mentioned below can relate periodic motion to outliers in the Normal Distribution.  This is the reason one need not be concerned about Linked Data being ***irreversibly*** polluted by tainted data.  Time heals all Webs, so to speak.

The American Presidential Election is one way to "clean house" by political party (s)election.  There is another much more humane way of transforming (cleaning up) the statistical landscape which does not require a Community to identify outliers at all.  The Normal Distribution has two symetric inflection points and "points" can be moved all inside or all outside.  Much like cleaning the room of a teenager, this is a theoretical exercise which never actually happens, but it is nice to imagine the process.  The "Control" page computes a (double) angle in degrees necessary to intersect, and the percentage of points inside and outside one Standard Deviation.  This cleaning mechanism is independent of the honesty or trustworthiness of the Cleaning Crew, or the PageRank(er).  Cleaning Bank Vaults is a different problem.

HappyBirthdayGoogle.ods is in the zip file: http://www.rustprivacy.org/2012/roadmap/phase.zip


----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:33 AM
Subject: Re: Tabels: reconciling tabular formats and linked data

On 17 Oct 2012, at 00:03, Gannon Dick wrote:
> Hi Alfonso,
> Do you mean PC Axis = Percent ?

Google is your friend, Gannon.


> Background:  I've been working on a project around Work-Life Balance.  It involves visulization computations - true up - across National Boundaries.  This involves a Fourier Transform across Longitude, but also a linear relation across Latitude.  This can skew statistics quite a bit depending on the data "Social Networking Growing Season" but the variability is attenuated surprizingly quickly - at period 16, a Twitter Fortnight (frequency modulated 1/2 Sunday), or 3 months, etc..  As a practical matter, (my fellow) Americans are in love with the 24x7 culture, even though I've discovered no such thing exists.  Humans sleep/nap to lose track of time, at least once a day. Commerce and Social Networking use frequency modulated Sidereal Time to stay in phase (yesterday was exactly 24 hours whether it was or not).  6:00 AM Conference Calls and 16 Hour Workdays may be highly regarded Management Techniques, I am unconvinced they are not simply
 annoying.  Anyway, Decimal=Percent turns out very problematic because neither Humans, Commerce or Social Networking are on that schedule and you exclude data relations and the identifiers alias (this is actually very desirable for linked open data) scaling up and down.
> A. One of the examples is the Siesta, now abandoned, but it is a good business case.  Midsummer London has 18 hours of daylight, Madrid quite a bit less.  Not that one or the other Community worked harder, they simply worked differently.  It must have caused Financiers fits.  The London-Madrid example is in an "eg" PDF in this zip file[1] (along with the calculation spreadsheet, etc.).   I have to rebuild my website in the next few weeks, so send me an email if you have trouble.
> B. The calculation sheet includes two tables of World Cities and US Cities with Latitudes, Longitudes and Time Zones.  Feel free to borrow them ;-)
> C. You can see how I made a 16 Point Axis in the Graphs and Data1 Sheets.  I stayed away from angles with other interpretations, Civil Time, etc.
> --Gannon
> [1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2012/roadmap/phase.zip
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
> To: public-lod@w3.org
> Cc: 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:53 AM
> Subject: Re: Tabels: reconciling tabular formats and linked data
> On 10/16/12 5:16 AM, Alfonso Noriega wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > We are happy to announce the release of Tabels [1].
> >
> > Tabels is a tool aiming to bridge the gap between tabular formats and
> > linked data. Tabels is able to process spreadsheets, csv files, but
> > also other tabular formats: statistical oriented ones (PC-Axis),
> > analysis tool formats, shapefiles (GIS) and so on.
> >
> > Moreover, Tabels offers the posibility to disambiguate terms extracted
> > from the input files against online datasets such as DBPedia (see an
> > example at [2]), publishing and relating information from offline
> > sources to the Linked Data cloud. Furthermore, the RDF datasets
> > generated by Tabels can be extended or manipulated by means of
> > declarative directives (based on the Jena rules engine and the SPARQL
> > 1.1 interface).
> >
> > Tabels is more than a transformation tool and it is geared with
> > data-sensitive front-end widgets to facilitate end users the
> > exploitation and exploration of data: namely, chart views, faceted
> > views, interactive charts and maps and sparql endpoint.
> >
> > Please give Tabels a try on our online demo service [1] and tell us
> > about your experience. Any feedback is more than welcome.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Alfonso Noriega Meneses.
> >
> > [1] http://idi.fundacionctic.org/tabels/
> > [2] http://idi.fundacionctic.org/tabels/project/imdb/index
> >
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> >
> Impressed!
> See: http://idi.fundacionctic.org/tabels/project/kidehen/resource/ACIW .
> Uploaded NASDAQ companies table and got some nice Linked Data with ease!
> -- 
> Regards,
> Kingsley Idehen    
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Received on Thursday, 18 October 2012 22:27:21 UTC

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