Franz Tech Corner News: New string+ function for string concatenation

The Franz Tech Corner, February 06, 2008

In this issue:

1. New string+ function for fast and easy string concatenation
2. Free Web Seminar: Querying Federated Knowledge for Web 3.0 Apps
3. European Common Lisp Meeting, Amsterdam, April 19/20, 2008
4. 1st European Lisp Symposium (ELS 2008)
5. Semantic Technologies Conference, May 18-22
6. Training Schedule

1. New string+ function for fast and easy string concatenation

The new function util.string:string+, added in a recent update to
Allegro CL 8.0 and 8.1, takes any number of any Lisp objects as
arguments and returns a fresh simple string which is the concatenation
of the printed representation of the objects. string+ is designed to
allow quick and efficient creation of labels, names, etc. made with
integers, characters, strings, and symbols.

Read more about it:
http://wwwdm.franz.com/support/tech_corner/#string-plus-020508

2. Free Web Seminar: Querying Federated Knowledge for Web 3.0 Apps

Thursday, February 24, 2008, 10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific.

Your future knowledge store will be a collection that lives in-memory,
on your local hard disk, on your intranet and/or distributed on the
global web. It will be a collection of inter-related triple-stores
federated into an ever-changing whole. Franz has developed a flexible
architecture in AllegroGraph 3.0 (coming soon) for creating 'federated
knowledge stores' on the fly that allow for transparent RDFS++
reasoning and SPARQL queries. We will demonstrate this new
architecture with billions of triples from distributed sources
including the Census database, the dbPedia, Wordnet, Geonames and the
Enron e-mail corpus in an RDF federation.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/863113096

3. European Common Lisp Meeting, Amsterdam, April 19/20, 2008

Arthur Lemmens and Edi Weitz are proud to announce the European Common
Lisp Meeting 2008. The meeting will consist of a Sunday full of talks
on April 20, 2008, with optional dinners on Saturday and Sunday
evening.

See http://weitz.de/eclm2008/

4. 1st European Lisp Symposium (ELS 2008)

Bordeaux, France, May 22-23, 2008 LaBRI, Universite Bordeaux 1

Important Dates:
****************

* Submission of research papers: February 11, 2008
* Work-in-progress papers: March 24, 2008
* Author notification: April 7, 2008
* First final versions due: April 28, 2008

Accepted research papers will be invited for a special issue of the
Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS). See the symposium
website for more details.

See http://prog.vub.ac.be/~pcostanza/els08

5. Semantic Technology Conference

May 18 - 22, 2008, San Jose, CA

Now in its fourth year, SemTech 2008 is the foremost place to learn
about the commercialization of Semantic Technologies. Franz is a Gold
sponsor this year. We will be giving a talk and demonstrations on
using the combination of GeoTemporal Reasoning and Social Network
Analytics for Business Intelligence.

For more information on the conference and to register:
http://www.semantic-conference.com/

6. Training Schedule

Allegro CL Certification Program - Basic and Intermediate courses
available. Next 3-day sessions in 2008:

- Basic, March 5, 12 and 19
- Intermediate, April 9, 16 and 23

Ask us about previously recorded programs that are available if you
are unable to attend the live course.

http://franz.com/services/classes

Make the most of your Allegro CL application by utilizing our
consulting services,

http://franz.com/services/consulting/

Lisp Jobs - http://lispjobs.wordpress.com/

For more information about other Franz products and services, please
contact your product application manager or email sales@franz.com.

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