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Query Analysis, Planning and Optimization utilizing Database Schema Metadata and Ontology

Advancements to database schema metadata and ontology advance query analysis, query planning and query optimization. Advancements to database schema metadata advance the analysis of query plans, for example those outputted by the SQL keywords DESCRIBE, EXPLAIN and EXPLAIN EXTENDED. 1. … Continue reading

American Public School and University Curricula and the Teaching of E-Participation Proficiencies

Public school and university curricula topics include new literacies, computer literacy, Web literacy, collaborative and productivity software literacy, and e-participation proficiencies. The National Council for the Social Studies defines social studies as “the integrated study of the social sciences and … Continue reading

E-Participation, Decision Support Systems, Multi-document Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Bias Mitigation

Collaborative, productivity and e-participation software topics include those of decision support systems and cognitive bias mitigation, including mitigating cognitive biases and fallacies of individual or group reasoning pertaining to misinformation, disinformation, manipulation, spin, persuasion and framing effects. In a previous … Continue reading

E-Participation, Social Networks and the Well-informedness of Communities

During e-participation, participants produce, consume and review city-scale government data, documents and multimedia, including real-time varieties. Participants are well-informed about topics relevant to city governance, relevant to communities. Journalists could be amongst e-participants and, alongside journalists, e-participants are envisioned as … Continue reading

Recommender Systems, Machine Learning and Multi-document Natural Language Processing

A number of technologies including Office Graph can ensure that relevant, fresh, information and documents are available to individuals and groups during the performance of their tasks. Items that can be recommended, that can be routed, sorted and presented, include … Continue reading

E-Participation and Online Identity Management

Extending the Sitemap protocol can facilitate new conveniences and features for e-participation venues. Presently, in the Sitemap protocol, scalar priorities between 0.0 and 1.0 can be indicated for pages or URL’s. Ideas for extending the protocol include scalars per page … Continue reading

Social Demographics that Enhance City-scale E-Participation Processes

There are a number of social demographics to encourage to participate to enhance processes at city-scale e-participation venues. Groups to encourage to e-participate include the young professional lawyers of each city. Participation can provide opportunities for individuals to distinguish themselves … Continue reading

E-Participation and Role-based E-Participation Systems

Role-based e-participation is where participants can toggle their sociological, professional, expert and user roles per activity or contribution at e-participation venues. Such features are envisioned as pertaining to organizational processes at e-participation venues, to the indexing, search and retrieval of … Continue reading

E-Participation and Role Conflicts

Topical to participatory democracy are the sociological, professional and expert roles of participants. Each participant has a number of roles amidst the discussion topics and processes of participatory democracy. Individual responsibilities are important in public speaking and participatory democratic processes. … Continue reading

E-Participation and Conflicts of Interest

Situations also arise in participation where there are conflicts of interest. The matters are often situational, contextual, per topic or issue, amidst the unfolding processes of political dialogue and civil discourse in communities. As e-participation opportunities become increasingly available, new … Continue reading