Archiv für April 2006

Deconstructing RIS (part II)

April 23, 2006 - Markus Hoenicka
I've tried to explain in a previous entry what's wrong with the RIS bibliography format, and I also figured out a likely reason why RIS came to be what it is. In this entry I'd like to show a possible way to "fix" RIS.

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When computers talk to humans...

April 12, 2006 - Markus Hoenicka
I just received a promotional email from amazon which starts like this (translated from German):

"We've noticed that customers who bought "The Dresden Dolls [Enhanced]" by the Dresden Dolls also like the Dresden Dolls."

I wonder whether Jeff Bezos has got a patent on this extremely witty piece of software. It solves equations like "1=1" in no time. Most likely a highly parallelized jewel of software running on some Cray.