Giovanni Pirrotta

Just a curious person

Can machines think?

July 04, 2013

Suppose we want to become a policeman and to participate in the selection we need to complete the online request application available in the police Website. To do this, we decide to rely this task to our software agent to achieve an independent interaction between the software agent and the police homepage. Simplifying a lot, our software agent could start from the police homepage and, through string-matching analysis and exploration of the links, it might be able to recognize a page containing the words selection and 2013 and it could “think” to have found the right page to start its interaction.

Terme Vigliatore Statistics

June 12, 2013

Il popolo sovrano ha deciso.
Terme Vigliatore ha eletto il suo primo cittadino riconfermando il sindaco uscente.
Personalmente non ne potevo più del fermento elettorale che si era innescato da mesi e che vedeva i protagonisti delle varie liste, dei movimenti e degli schieramenti darsele (metaforicamente parlando) di santa ragione per accrescere il proprio bacino elettorale.
Tutto questo è ormai (e per fortuna) acqua passata!

Da qualche tempo però, appassionato di data mining, è nato in me il desiderio di effettuare ricerche statistiche sulla storia delle amministrazioni passate, per ricavarne qualcosa di interessante e curioso.

Limits of the Web today

June 03, 2013

The Web was born in 1999 at the CERN laboratory, when scientist need to share information and scientific researches in realtime. To accomplish this task, Tim Berners-Lee conceived a hypertextual system of communication between documents that became, in few years, the keystone of the World Wide Web (WWW). He introduces a markup convention, called HyperText Markup Language (HTML), to visualize and format documents allowing the linking through anchor words. When HTML pages are loaded in Web server programs installed on computers and located in different places of the world, users can reach the Web documents using particular programs called browsers allowing them to navigate the Web of linked documents.

Semantic Web what?

May 24, 2013

The Semantic Web term was coined by the same founding father of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, with the aim of extending the current Web in a structured environment in which each resource can be semantically processed.

A very famous example used by founder explains his original idea. In a utopian world Lucy is at the doctor’s, and she calls her brother Pete to tell him that the doctor has prescribed some physiotherapy sessions to their mother. Lucy immediately instructs her agent semantics software, through her PDA, to retrieve information about her mother’s treatment such as the list of doctors covered by her mother’s insurance with a high level confidence provided by the confidence ranking service and no more than 20 miles distance from her mother’s house.