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Archive for May, 2008

While the B in Blackboard might just as well stand for Behemoth, right now it’s the only game in town for us. Meanwhile, BbWorld Europe continues apace and the bloggers are buzzing. Niall Sclater of Open University has a longish post that highlights some of the features promised in a future version of Bb, aptly […]

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Alexander Street Press is offering free access, until June 30, to its digital collection of American Civil War materials. This contains four collections: Letters and Diaries Illustrated Newspapers and Magazines Photographs War Research Database This is a gold mine! For example, from a search on “reading” we find that William Wheeler of New York was […]

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Powerset has been working on a search engine that incorporates natural language and semantic web technologies. They’ve just released their first product which is used to search Wikipedia. According to their blog: “Instead of being limited to keywords, Powerset allows you to enter keywords, phrases, or questions. Instead of just showing you a list of […]

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