Franz Tech Corner News: A new macro: excl:ensuring-compiled-body

The Franz Tech Corner, October 14, 2009

In this issue:

1. A new macro: excl:ensuring-compiled-body
2. Franz Inc.'s github repository
3. Follow Franz on Twitter
4. Free Webinar: Enhance Entity Extraction using an RDF Store
5. Michael Wessel's ELM RacerPro Presentation online
6. NoSQL NYC Meetup/Mini-Conference - Fall '09 slide presentation
7. Training Schedule

1. A new macro: excl:ensuring-compiled-body

The new macro ensuring-compiled-body works like progn in that it
executes forms sequentially, returning the result of the final
form. But it first ensures the forms are compiled. Making sure the
forms are compiled in the correct environment is not a trivial
problem. In this tech corner article, we describe how that is
achieved.

http://franz.com/support/tech_corner/ensure-comp101409.lhtml

2. Franz Inc.'s github repository

Franz maintains a github repository and makes available software
associated with Franz products, general Common Lisp programs, and
utilities (typically written in Common Lisp) like NFS for
Windows. Downloading software from a github repository is very easy if
you have git installed.

For the full details, see:
http://franz.com/support/tech_corner/#github101409

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4. Free Webinar: Enhance Entity Extraction using an RDF Store

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

The presentation will demonstrate how to represent output from the
Cogito entity extractor in an AllegroGraph RDF database, and perform
reasoning along with SPARQL queries. We will show an example of
collecting 1000 articles scraping Google's news page, and process them
through Cogito to create RDF triples for use in AllegroGraph. The
presentation will discuss tips and techniques in dealing with these
representations, demonstrate how to relate entities to Linked Data
such as DBpedia (or other external sources), and finally we will
perform a number of queries on the resulting triple store data using
some straight forward inferencing.

For a more detailed description an registration:
http://franz.com/agraph/services/conferences_seminars/
semantic_technologies_v19.lhtml

5. Michael Wessel's ELM RacerPro Presentation online

European Common Lisp Meeting took placde in Hamburg in September.
Michael Wessel of Racer Systems gave a presentation, " The RacerPro
Environment for Lisp-Based Semantic Web Applications". His
presentation slides are available online.

http://weitz.de/eclm2009/talk-wessel.pdf

Many of the other presentations and demonstrations from the meeting
are also available on the site:

http://weitz.de/eclm2009/

6. NoSQL NYC Meetup/Mini-Conference - Fall '09 slide presentation

110 people attended the NoSQL NYC meetup on October 5th. Gary King of
Franz Inc. was one of the presenters. You can download his
presentation here:

franz.com/agraph/services/conferences_seminars/
nosql-nyc_gwking_10-5-09.pdf

7. Training Schedule

Allegro CL Certification Program - Basic and Intermediate courses
available. Next 3-day sessions in 2009:

- Basic, December 2, 9, and 16
- Intermediate, November 4, 11, and 18

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/

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