Educational Technology, Educational Data Mining and Student Data Privacy

Executive Summary Educational technology can be delivered, utilizing peer-to-peer (P2P) database computing, P2P statistical computing, providing educational data mining (EDM) features while providing students storage of their data on their mobile computers, facilitating data privacy. Educational technology can interoperate with … Continue reading

Document Personalization and User Data Privacy: Client-Side Document Processing Utilizing Locally-Stored User Data and User Models

An idea is described for client-side document processing, utilizing locally-stored user data or user models, to provide document personalization while protecting users’ data privacy. The highly-customizable, user-configurable, processing of the XML macros, resembling relational algebra on XML trees, ideas resembling … Continue reading

Multimedia Tracks, Data and Metadata

Metadata standards, extensible ontology, vocabulary and API for multimedia track metadata, such as XMP, MPEG, Matroska and WebM, can provide enhanced viewing experiences and features based upon multimedia metadata.  Describing multimedia tracks with metadata enhances the uses of tracks, of track-based data, and the … Continue reading

Document and Package Semantics and Metadata

Linguistic and semantic annotations, rhetorical structure and argumentation formats are some of the numerous scenarios where data or metadata are desired in addition to document trees, e.g. SSML and XHTML documents.  In SSML contexts, such data can facilitate prosodic speech synthesis and, in … Continue reading

XML Preprocessing and XSLT Processing Models

There has been interest in dynamic or parameterizable XSLT imports and includes.  XML preprocessing, XML macros and XSLT-enhanced XML includes, facilitates such expressiveness. For example: <define> <schema xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema”>     …   </schema>   <transform xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform”>     <template match=”…”>       …       <element name=”include” … Continue reading

Argumentation and Political Rhetoric

For those interested in political rhetoric and debate, the analysis of Web corpora, of forums, of the transcripts of debate societies, organizations and clubs, of the transcripts and multimedia of legislative rhetoric and debate, some publications: https://www.w3.org/community/argumentation/wiki/Political_Rhetoric.

The Web, notes and civic participation

In addition to the Internet-enhanced desktop applications for questionnaires, surveys and opinion polling, productivity software topics are applicable to civics and civic participation and can convenience rational individual decision making and group decision making including voting. Understanding civics and civic … Continue reading

Digital forms, questionnaires, surveys and opinion polls

In addition to the topics of e-voting, broader pertinent topics include: group decision making, digital forms, questionnaires, their construction, surveys, related data collection and opinion polls. Some technological topics include the design of forms, questionnaires, surveys and opinion polls, existing … Continue reading