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Whitepaper: Spyware/Adware - The Risks

by University of EdinburghJan 01, 2008

Malware is the generic term for malicious code which is executed on a computer. This paper attempts to describe what adware and spyware are, what effects they can have on a system and what risks are associated with them. Most users are probably familiar with other forms of malware such as viruses, worms and Trojans which have now been around for more than 10 years. Spyware and Adware (S&A) are much more recent and although some users will have experienced the effects, they are less knowledgeable about preventative and removal methods.

Whitepaper: An Implementation of OGSI on Microsoft .NET

by University of EdinburghJan 01, 2008

The main goal of the MS.NETGrid project is to provide a practical demonstration to the UK e-Science community of the applicability of Microsoft .NET technologies to the hosting, development and deployment of Grid Services. A complementary goal is to facilitate understanding of Grid technologies and e-Science within Microsoft Research. This research paper describes an implementation of OGSI on .NET. This portion of work of MS.NETGrid project is undertaken at the National e-Science Centre (NeSC). MS.NETGrid is a project to demonstrate the relevance of the Microsoft .NET suite of technologies to e-Science and Grid computing.

Whitepaper: Tethering Cultural Data With RDF

by University of EdinburghJan 01, 2008

This paper published University of Edinburgh describes a research project leading to the development of a data querying application based on the Jena RDF store. The paper describes how the translation to RDF addresses both of these problems. Two core tasks are involved: extraction of two-place relations from free text using Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques, and automatic assembly of all the relevant data into a graph database.

Whitepaper: Towards A Context-Sensitive Distributed Knowledge Management System For The Knowledge Organization

by University of EdinburghJan 01, 2008

Current Distributed Knowledge Management (DKM) efforts often consider the general difficult case when the knowledge can be inconsistent. This research paper focuses on the particular case when the knowledge in a system is coherent, but at the same time can evolve dynamically. Even if only a small part of an organization’s knowledge can be formalized, it should be consistent across different knowledge activities. Also, a DKM system should have semantic autonomy, and formalize this notion is formalized.

Whitepaper: Choosing Your Knowledge Management Strategy

by University of EdinburghJan 01, 2008

Knowledge Management has been the subject of much discussion over the past decade. Organizations are told that they will not survive in the modern Knowledge Era unless they have a strategy for managing and leveraging value from their intellectual assets, and many KM lifecycles and strategies have been proposed. However, it is clear that the term ""Knowledge Management"" has been applied to a very broad spectrum of activities and there is no widespread agreement on what KM actually is. This research paper surveys a number of different knowledge management strategies and a range of driving forces for knowledge management activities.