Author: Maarten

Daily report

Our final report is getting along nicely, and after persuading Microsoft Word to follow my intentions which has caused quite a bit of a headache at times, it also not only looks nice but has the right chapter-numbering. I hope we will be releasing the report in a short while, for you all to read and gloat upon. It will

Continue reading

Closing time

It’s just one of those times in your life as a student this week: the final week is neigh so the professors are or have been contemplating the final deliverables and our professor for the seminar is no exception to this rule. In today’s session, which has been held plenary with all groups. Yes, all three of them. The deliverables

Continue reading

To continue

Yesterday was our session with our professor, and although one of my teammembers had to be somewhere else, it turned out to be a pretty useful session after all. To get back to my previous post: the professor was slightly disturbed by our questions, and I felt like we offended him as he asked us whether we questioned not only

Continue reading

Questions posed

Tomorrow, the seminar-class has been canceled as our professor is attending a seminar of his own. It has been rescheduled to Thursday I’ll come back to that then. While our professor is currently out of town, and even out of our country, we’ve stumbled upon several important questions regarding the transformation of XBRL into OWL, and thus ontologies. Due to

Continue reading

In an ever changing world

Things do change. They also do in the digital world, and so does this blogging software. I’ve recently upgraded my software to a newer version and have taken the opportunity to check out solutions to issues I’ve been encountering during the use of this blogsoftware. Luckily for me, I’ve managed to at least solve one of my issues, which is

Continue reading

After today's college

After showing our professor the, slightly adopted, schema’s displayed in my previous post, we came to the conclusion we were on the right path although some adjustments would have to be made to make up the intelligent solution we aimed for. Our main concern is converting the different ‘parts’ of a balance, assets and liabilities, into a generic resource or

Continue reading

OWLing away

Dealing with several packages of software, most of them currently available under public licences is an art, and most definately an underestimated knowledge. As most software runs on JAVA, which is not a bad thing, the VM very often needs some modifications to be fully up to speed. With my 1Gb of RAM I’m currently experiencing quite a lot ‘out

Continue reading

It took a while…

But then it became clear to all of us: our professor is just trying to get our possible findings published! (And he is right too! ) Anyway, today we had the group-session in which the semi-definitive object became clearer. As an assignment for again a group session next week we are to fiddle about with several programs and some

Continue reading

Group sessions are ahead

Tomorrow is a big day in the seminar: it’s the day the groups (3 in total) all have separate, semi-individual while in a group, sessions with our professor. Here, we have to lay out our strategy to tackle the problem posed in the first part of the class: How to translate an XBRL-document into an OWL-document. We’ve been reading a

Continue reading

Making my life easier

While computers themselves are meant to make life easier for us humans, they also create a lot of extra problems, including some luxury-problems. Today, I was having at least one of the last category: I wanted to add an image to a post. In WordPress (this blogsoftware) it can be done, but is far from easy. No thumbnails could be

Continue reading