3 Google Rivals Plan to Oppose Settlement of Book Suit – NYTimes.com

Gary L. Reback, an antitrust lawyer in Silicon Valley, who is acting as counsel to the coalition, said that Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo had all agreed to join the group, which is tentatively called the Open Book Alliance. The group, led by Mr. Reback and the Internet Archive, a nonprofit group that has been critical of the settlement, plans to make a case to the Justice Department that the arrangement is anticompetitive. Members of the alliance will most likely file objections with the court independently.

Le CRSH – La gouvernance

Le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) est un organisme fédéral qui encourage et appuie la recherche et la formation en milieu universitaire dans le domaine des sciences humaines. Grâce ses programmes et ses politiques, il permet d'atteindre les plus hauts niveaux d'excellence en recherche au Canada et favorise la collaboration ainsi que le partage des connaissances entre les disciplines, les universités et tous les secteurs de la société. Constitué par une loi du Parlement en 1977, le CRSH est dirigé par un conseil d'administration qui rend compte au Parlement par l'entremise du ministre de l'Industrie.

GATE, A General Architecture for Text Engineering

GATE is…

* the Eclipse of Natural Language Engineering, the Lucene of Information Extraction, a leading toolkit for Text Mining
* used worldwide by thousands of scientists, companies, teachers and students
* comprised of an architecture, a free open source framework (or SDK) and graphical development environment
* used for all sorts of language processing tasks, including Information Extraction in many languages
* funded by the EPSRC, BBSRC, AHRC, the EU and commercial users
* 100% Java reference implementation of ISO TC37/SC4 and used with XCES in the ANC
* 10 years old in 2005, used in many research projects and compatible with IBM's UIMA
* based on MVC, mobile code, continuous integration, and test-driven development, with code hosted on SourceForge

Sony Comes After Kindle with a Wireless, Touch-Screen Device – Media Decoder Blog – NYTimes.com

s expected, Sony Electronics unveiled a wireless, touch-screen electronic reading device on Tuesday, dubbed the Daily Edition, that it plans to sell starting in December in time for the holiday season.

The $399 device, which will have a seven-inch screen, will help the company catch up with Amazon’s Kindle, which has been wireless since its first version was introduced in 2007. The Kindle, which does not have a touch screen, is now priced at $299. A larger edition, the Kindle DX, has a 9.7-inch screen, which makes it easier to read newspapers and magazines and costs $489. Steve Haber, president of Sony’s Digital Reading Business Division, said that there would be newspapers and magazines

The company also announced a partnership with the New York Public Library to make the close to 29,000 electronic titles that the library currently has available on all Sony Readers, which now include the Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition, now on sale for $199 and $299 respectively.