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Awkward identifiers

[Figures about TO gene]
Today I discovered that a gene named "to" exists. It's not difficult to imagine how much hope you have to find it in Google. That's interesting: it was mentioned on a discussion about the use of natural language identifiers in computer science modelling. But actually maybe it is a case that shows how the Semantic Web could be useful. And complement Google. Well, Google is still able to find meaning info by means of the extended name, "takeout". So, if you already know what "to" means you'll probaly look up it on a by-keyword search engine via "takeout" + something else (drosophila, gene). I wonder if marking something like "to" with something like "is the label for..." could actually improve searches. Uhm... probably relating "to or whatever" to other resources, such as publication or chromosome or who is studying this gene, to which disease or biological process is related to, etc. Uhm... Uhm... anyway I am impressed by this "to" thing...

Being World Champions in London

Piccadilly Circus, 9 Luglio 2006.

Dei taxi liberalizzati [Italian]

Penso di essere di Sinistra fin da prima che nascessi. Ma certe volte mi viene il dubbio di essermi sempre sbagliato, che uso questa parola in modo molto diverso da quello in cui la usano molti altri.

Cosa dovrebbe volere chi è di Sinistra? Un mondo dove lo Stato decide come deve funzionare l'economia, cosa e quanto produrre, quanto poco possono consumare gratuitamente tutti tutto e solo quello che passa lo Stato?

PhD, Progress report of Mar 2006

Now I am working on my project from the EBI. This is a progress report where I show the application of the Semantic Web to my stuff.

Introduzione al Software Aperto e a Linux [Italian]

Un' introduzione sul mondo del software aperto e un assaggio di Linux.

Decorations @EBI

Alghero, Sardinia

I've gone there recently for the second time. Two days busy in a business meeting and another two lazying around and relaxing. Good way to conclude a work...

Ely's cathedral

Gardens of Ely

Ely is a beautiful town in the Cambridgeshire. Among other attractions, there are some typical English gardens. Lovely. And someone is really funny too!

Fermo at sunset

Fermo is a town in Italian "Marche" county, where I was born, where still my parents live and that I always enjoy a lot when I return there!

Rome, Church of S. Paolo

From time to time some luck helps me in shooting a good photo!

Niagara falls

The trip on the boat, which heads you enough close to the falling water, is beautiful, but prepare to a shower...

Flying over Norway

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