It’s official now: From the next term on, Chemnitz University of Technology offers a Master of Data and Web Engineering. Interested in it? Get the English flyer. There is also a verbose German description available. Why this is cool? Because you can study and learn with one of the founders of the Web Engineering community. If you are interested in this topic read the first paper in the first issue of the Journal of Web Engineering from 2002. Definitely a step forward for this research area.
Currently, I had to solve some optimization problems remembering me to my early studies in computer science. To refresh my memories I was looking for some resources about the knapsack problem. I found a book as free download (22.5 MB) dealing with the knapsack problem, written by Silvano Martello and Paolo Toth.
Yesterday, I received the deeply sad message that Prof. Karen Spärck Jones died in the age of 71. During last year’s Microsoft Research Summer School she was one of the judges members evaluating the student’s posters – such as mine. The critics have been quite hard but very effective, clearly telling what was missing and what has to be improved. One of the few valuable reviews.
Some of her artwork can be seen in the public area at Microsoft Research in Cambridge in the Roger Needham Building. Whenever you attend a talk or lecture there, you should have a look…
“At the International Summer School Marktoberdorf 2006, Tony Hoare was asked to give the talk at the closing session. He gave a lot of advices for Ph.D. students, and I am glad I made a video of it to share these advices”
A parser for LL(k) grammars, supporting also C# output is Grammatica. I just tried it and I am highly pleased. Unfortunately the tool is under LGPL. Unfortunately the created classes require the Grammatica runtime.