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Emailed to the Doug @ 50 Core team regarding the Book Summit


On the 19th of this month I’ll be presenting at the summit of the book in Baku. Yes, I know, it’s super cool.

I have three ideas for what I would like to present from our group and I wonder who is interested in working on what part (or would like to suggest alternatives). I am not talking about final projects but at least solid plans as to how we will complete and maybe some aspect working:

• HyperGlossaries implemented in a basic way in WordPress with a way to create, insert and access glossary entries which are at least close to being integrated with knowledge graphs.

• Socratic Authoring: Demonstrating exporting of a document to a server and have the server be able to ‘look’ inside the document to do advanced analysis/views.

• ViewSpecs in WordPress. Essentially a powerful, web based RSS reader with easy mechanisms to specify whose thread the user wants to read and what keywords to search for (this would be prime for our own dog-fooding/bootstrapping).

* I am also investing heavily of my own to have a basic version of dynamic views in Author useable by then:

This is a fantastic excuse for an early deadline and a great opportunity to sign up allies to our mission of making knowledge more usefully interactive, to have libraries as partners for a global, 21st Century DKR.

Others who will be at the summit will include:

Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director Emeritus of the Library of Alexandria (co-chair of NGIC)
Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Former president of Latvia (co-chair of NGIC)
UNESCO Representative
Former IFLA President – Claudia Lux
Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Former President of Latvia
Aminah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius
George Ivanov, President of Macedonia
Ivo Josipovic, former president of Croatia
Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania
Boris Tadic, Former President of Serbia
On Google Books – (pending)
On the Work of the Library of Congress – Mary Jane Deeb
Brewster Kahle – the Internet Archive
Nadereh Chamlou, Former Senior Advisor, The World Bank
Ron Laporte – Towards mobilizing inter-library systems for development (TBC)
Peter Bae – Copyrights in the digital Age (TBC)
Ingrid Parent – former IFLA president
Han Yongjin, National Library of China
Sawako Hanyo, National Diet Library
Gerald Grumberg,
Krasimira Aleksandrova National Library of Bulgaria
Gholamreza Amirkhani, National Library of Iran
George Kekelidze, National Parliamentary Library of Georgia
Karim Tahirov, National Library of Azerbaijan)
Asadjan Khodjaev Deputy Director of the National Library of Uzbekistan
Zhanat Seidumanov,
National Library of Kazakhstan
Nazer Kurbanov, National Library of Turkmenistan
Jan Fischer, Former Prime Minister, Czech Republic,
On the future of Text: Frode Hegland
Susan Ness
Noram Amako, Deputy Director, Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria
Pradaig Kirby
Paul Sturges, Professor emeritus Loughborough University
Mohamed Hassan, President of the Inter-Academy Partnership
Nina Fedoroff, USA Presidential medal of Science laureate
Tay Ai Cheng, Deputy Chief Executive National Library Board
Helena Asamoah-Hassan, Executive Director, African Library and Information Associations & Institutions
Hassan ELOUAZZANI Morocco (Ministry of Culture)
Jay Jordan, Jay Jordan, CEO Emeritus of OCLC who is now on NewsBank’s board of directors.
Alicia Cristina Ocaso-Ferreira President Uruguayan Library Association (ABU) for more.

Who is with me on what part?


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… Further Notes on a ‘Add Term’ dialog box

Further to Wednesday calls it might be useful to let the user choose which pre-set Categories sets to import from the chosen Knowledge Graph. Also, the creation of relationships here is done in a pop-up box where [OHS] [builds] [DKR] is manually ‘coded’, where the verb can be typed or chosen from a list based on the knowledge graph space interacted with.

This is based on the previous post.

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Notes on a ‘Add Term’ dialog box for document centric use, which can be shared with knowledge graph systems

A simple wordpress dialog slightly modified to cater for glossary terms, with the option to provide more than one term for search/listing and a free-form text definition entry field which is constantly analysed to provide possible links to previous terms are shown below, for the user to choose to connect to or not:

Analysis For Connecting (?)

I am a very simple guy, with no real knowledge of AI or anything like that but if we really can have the system do basic semantic analysis then it would be very useful I think, so that users won’t have to manually make links between terms (it’s time consuming when you link two new terms and you have to go back to the first to manually create a link to the second and so on). IF the system can extract ‘term’/nodes from text (and go back and do this on older entries for auto-linking and then use the rest of the sentence for link-typing, that would be very useful I think.

Furthermore, if this analysis was in real time with writing the terms then the system could show the old connections found and allow the user to approve, disapprove or modify them. THAT would be great, as mocked up here:

  • Field for Term on top (with ‘+ Add New Term Text’  option to add acronyms etc.)
  • Definition Field in plain text
  • ‘Found Related Terms’ with check boxes to approve
  • Other standard WordPress fields, such as ‘Categories’, ‘Tags’ and ‘media’


The usefulness of this approach of using glossaries will come when someone reads the authors texts and chooses a ViewSpec to access the glossary entries from (stretch text or mouse over fx) and when the author publishes text by choosing to export related terms and ‘freeze’ them in the document for future reference.



The resulting information can then be brought into visualisation systems and presented in a myriad of ways, as a part of a dynamic view in the authoring or reading systems or in full knowledge graphs, such as this:

or even this:

or this:

This continues in the next post.