Community & Business Groups

Commerce Technology, Economics and Fuel Taxation

Executive Summary Presented are topics pertaining to economics policies, to the granular taxation of fuel purchases, policies possible with modern computing technology. Related Standards Activities Web Payments Interest Group, Web Payments Community Group Article New policy opportunities include that the … Continue reading

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

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:

such that:

describes and expands into a structure as per iterative processing and the iterative processing of XML preprocessing facilitates … Continue reading

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