Monday, May 2, 2016

Franz's (+ Lisp Graph) Tech Corner - May 2016

In this issue

The 9th European Lisp Symposium, May 9-10, Krakow, Poland
European Lisp Symposium
The purpose of the European Lisp Symposium is to provide a forum for the discussion and dissemination of all aspects of design, implementationand application of any of the Lisp and Lisp-inspired dialects, including Common Lisp, Scheme, Emacs Lisp, AutoLisp, ISLISP, Dylan, Clojure, ACL2, ECMAScript, Racket, SKILL, Hop and so on. We encourage everyone interested in Lisp to participate.
The conference will be held at the Department of Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, in Krakow, Poland.

For additional information about the conference, see here.

Tech Corner Article: New JSON-RPC interface
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JSON-RPC is a "lightweight remote procedure call protocol similar to XML-RPC" (to quote from the website #AllegroCL now has an API within Lisp to JSON-RPC. The module depends on the ST-JSON open source module. The API was releaased as a patch so Allegro CL must be updated before the module can be used.

See the JSON-PRC API documentation for further information and examples.

Franz Inc. named to KMWorld Magazine's 2016 "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management"
As knowledge management evolves, so does their list of 100 Companies That Matter in KM. Featuring basic imaging technology when it was first published years ago, the list has expanded to include a galaxy of technologies and capabilities to meet the knowledge needs of a mobile workforce. Whether the designated companies specialize in collaborative, cloud or cognitive computing or a host of other categories, their solutions represent the best in innovation, creativity and functionality.
As the definition of knowledge management has changed over the years, so too has the list, including both familiar companies that have appeared multiple times and first-time recipients of the coveted designation. New or well known, all the companies offer solutions designed to help users and customers find what they need whenever and wherever they need it... and what they need is the ability to access, analyze and share crucial knowledge.
Read the full article here.

Bloor Group's Inside Analysis article - How Many Trips to the ER Does It Take?
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The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), announced last year, seeks to leverage big data to better understand the relationships between people, disease and other factors and harness that information to make individualized diagnoses and treatments. Although it's a top-down initiative, it's up to the health networks themselves to develop and implement the technology.
No relational database could manage a spread of structured data, unstructured data, images, clinical narratives, geolocation data, etc. Such enormous volumes of complex data seem destined for Hadoop or a data lake. However, the most feasible way to understand patterns and relationships buried in this data is by using semantic graph analytics.
One of the collaborations poised to capitalize on the PMI is Montefiore Medical Center and Franz Inc. They have teamed up (along with Intel, Cloudera, and Cisco) to create a Semantic Data Lake(SDL) for healthcare, helping to make precision medicine accurate and reliable. At the core of the SDL is Franz's flagship product,AllegroGraph, a semantic graph analytics product integrated with Hadoop.

Recent Articles about Franz - #AllegroGraph 

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Lisp Programming Series Level I: Basic Lisp Essentials - June 1, 8, and 15
Lisp Programming Series Level II: Specialized Components of Lisp - July 6, 13, and 20
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