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This website uses dymaic web slicing on some pages that are updated on a daily (or sometimes an hourly) basis. A page contains a web slice if you see this icon in the toolbar. This feature was introduced with IE 8, which allows users to subscribe to content and receive notification of updates on the browser tool bar. This was implemented for the employment page in January, 2010 and the Article Alert service in March 2010. The video link is an introduction to the use of web slicing. Further details about web slicing and how it works can be found here.

 
     
 
     
 

RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. It has become the standard method to send news and information from websites directly to the user who wishes to keep up to date.

Extensive use is made of RSS feeds on this website. The most obvious is LT.info Bulletin, which you can subscribe to by clicking on the RSS symbol . Whenever I make a major addition or change to the site it will be announced on this feed. I sometimes also use it to notify subscribers of more general language testing news.

Many pages also contain information that is generated by RSS feeds, but filtered using software that selects content using keywords and strings, before aggregating the information on the page. Examples of this are the article aggregation, and article alert services, which scan journals for language testing content and updates this page whenever new articles are published. This makes keeping up to date extremely easy, especially in the latter case where it is combined with web slicing. Developing the filters for some pages has taken over a year, such as on the employment page. However, some 'rogue' jobs still get through, particularly from the fields of computing, health care, and engineering. I continually update the filters to reduce such instances, but cannot eradicate them completely.

If you would like to know more about how aggregation works, there is a useful Wikipedia entry that you can consult.

 
     
 
     
 
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Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'
20 October, 2014
Some of the UK's estimated 50,000 paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.

Teradata's new storage and analytics offerings focus on speed and simplicity
20 October, 2014

Teradata has launched three products and a service designed to provide businesses with faster and simplified access to analytics.

One of the new tools, Connection Analytics, uses data to build relationships between people, products and purchase processes. Teradata?s algorithms will take into account centrality measures, location analytics and machine learning to discover how every step of the purchase process is influenced by other actions.

?Part of the problem is content based analytics look at individual entities as discrete products,? said Chris Twogood, VP of Product Marketing at Teradata. ?What they don?t look at is the interdepencies and relationships between entities. Some of this has to do with social network analysis. How does my purchase of a product influence others to buy or influence me to buy other kinds of products??

In-memory and Data Fabric

Teradata also launched, Data Fabric, a tool that will tie together multiple solutions into one analytics ecosystem. Users will be able to access Teradata?s database within the same ecosystem as Hadoop and Oracle.

Additionally, with Data Fabric, users can ?do pushdown processing, [provide] easy administration and classify different workloads for performance,? Twogood said. ?Data Farbic moves data in a high-speed way as if it?s a single system. It?s an orchestrating engine so that you?re not having to go to disparate systems.?

Teradata has also launched in-memory optimization, including added pipelining and in-memory structures, that are built to remove latency from the storage and administration process. The tool leverages vectorization in order to reduce the amount of processes that occur between the memory and the CPU. The tool includes temperature management in order to help reduce running costs.

The data integration optimization service


Teradata has also created a consultancy that will help companies reduce the cost of data integrations. The service will help clients analyze offloading jobs in order to optimize speed and precision.











IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit
20 October, 2014
IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi owned GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.


Google changes 'to fight piracy'
20 October, 2014
Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.


Anonymising router project shut down
20 October, 2014
A plan to raise cash to make a router that hides what people do online has been suspended after questions were raised about the project.