SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: Architectecting of Databases
Re: SIGIA-L: Architectecting of Databases
From: Edward M. Housman (emh_at_mitre.org)
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 10:46:51 EST
Y'know this flood of interest in databases behind AI products is
interesting, and I am trying to figger out how to harness this
interest. I have asked Stacy to come up with some ideas in this area,
how SIG/IA can mobilize to do something useful for our membership here.
I told her perhaps we should have a database shindig somewhere for peers
to thrash out the problems and maybe come up with some recommendations.
Another idea I just got just now is to ask key vendors and interested
parties to create a cool database behind our SIG's emerging web site.
--Ed (Chairman of SIG/IA)
> I agree with everything you have stated, Stacy. And in a crazy, geeked out sort
> of way, working in this field, to the level of multiplicity you've so aptly
> described, has added a distinct level of apperception to my day to day...
> GOD, EVERYTHING RELATES TO EVERYTHING ELSE!
> I can't believe I actually went to college to become an illustrator...
> -sean coon
> "Surla, Stacy" wrote:
> > I'm working with database developers right now to design the back ends of
> > two different dynamically generated subsites. While db development is not
> > my main role, I've designed and implemented relational databases for fun and
> > at work for many years; this improves my ability to be a diplomat among the
> > clients, project managers, graphics designers, and db staff on these
> > projects. (Samual Delany defined diplomacy as the ability to determine
> > whether others have sufficient context to understand your communications -
> > and if not, to add the necessary context as you communicate.)
> > I find this one area of IA full of interesting, challenging, rewarding
> > situations. To understand that what the clients want can be realized
> > through a database - this is hard enough, because clients almost certainly
> > do not know this themselves. To figure out how to translate (sometimes as
> > yet undefined) content into fields and tables, enough for db developers to
> > start to see how they might implement the database - this is quite a
> > acrobatic feat as well. There is a new set of communication and
> > collaboration challenges with each interface between my role and that of
> > each of the many other disciplines involved in a web or multimedia project.
> > I'd like to talk about the specific challenges of IA and database
> > development. If developers have specific db questions or comments, I can
> > refer these to my colleagues who know more about the back end than I do.
> > I'd be curious to know what others' experiences have been.
> > Stacy Surla
> > Web Coordinator
> > ONDCP Clearinghouse
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Vivian Bliss wrote:
> > I was involved in the database design for a major piece of our current
> > architecture. . . Are there others on this list involved in the backend that
> > would be interested in chatting about "entity-relationship-entity", how
> > powerful this could be, how it relates to term management, leveraging the
> > system to provide intermediation, disambiguation, personalization....
> call me creative, and i'll drop a tag.
> call me Promethean, and i'll laugh.
> call me... and i'll answer.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2
: Sun Nov 23 2003 - 22:54:31 EST