|permitting the transparently
storing of Java objects in relational databases and greatly reducing
development and maintenance efforts. Compliant with the unanimously
approved JDO 1.0 standard for transparent object persistence, its
features target enterprise applications with tough performance and
scalability requirements. This standard benefits all Java developers,
by offering a common interface to all data storage frameworks. Supports
manipulating large data sets and allows Java applications to efficiently
handle incremental processing of arbitrarily large quantities of data.
Since enterprise-level applications consider database performance
and design as well as Java application-level issues, it allows both
Java object modelers and database experts to work together by alleviating
the stringent mapping requirements that many object-relational mapping
products typically impose. Many development projects must integrate
with pre-existing databases not designed around object-oriented concepts.
This system includes tools for handling an enterprise applications
full lifecycle including analyze existing databases and automatically
assembling a set of Java classes that represent the existing table
structure. It extracts foreign key and primary key information from
the database to build relationships between classes and inheritance
trees, as appropriate.
and Image Recognition
Image Recognition Software Goes
Attrasoft announces ImageFinder for Dos, a version of its image
recognition software for Windows without the Graphical User Inter-face
(GUI). This software looks at a jpg image(s) or gif image(s) and
locates similar images. It can be used for image verification (1:1
matching); image identification (1:N matching); image search or
retrieval (1:N matching); and image classification (N:1 or N:N matching).
With real-time image recognition (not key-word based), it looks
for any image including stamp, trademark, forensic, dental, internet,
satellite, face, infrared, x-ray, color photos, B/W, video, fingerprints,
and microscopic. This new
versions advantages over the Windows version includes
running multiple tasks in a single Dos batch file as well as programming
control. A new component, SegLocator, can locate an image segment
within an image. Dos version is $1,500.
Attrasoft announces that The Demo Lab, Global Technology Centre,
PricewaterhouseCoopers is using the ImageFinder as a demonstration
of a potential future technology. This state-of-the-art interactive
demonstration lab enables Fortune 100 executives to learn how new
technologies can impact their businesses. Featuring new products
the lab explores how these new technologies can address business
problems and help executives discover the correct solutions.
Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and
The Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing
and Computational Linguistics (CICLing-2003) will be held February
16 to 22, 2003 in Mexico City, Mexico. The publication is Springer
LNCS. This is a small, professional, high-level, very selective,
non-profit conference on Computational Linguistics and Natural Language
Processing covering nearly all topics related to computational linguistics.
Designed for people from different areas and promotes interesting
discussions and exchanges of opinions.