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Corpus and Site Construction

Plans, Goals, Objectives, Aims, Completed Work Next Review planned in October, 2017
Content Management Systems Usage
This web site is my current attempt to construct a Case Analysis Support Environment. See CASE and The Notion of a Datacase for further discussion. The content will include the information I have collected in my case studies, including the video archives, ascriptions of knowledge states and interpretations of learning experiences, and local theories made about those learning experiences.
It is my further intention to use the facilities of public comment through web logs to foster collaboration with colleagues interested in critical or constructive use of these materials. The objective is to enhance the credibility of case study as a method.

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Work In-Process: updating June, 2017 Approaches and Decisions
Revivifying the Agenda:
Review the state of the site:
– decide what is still adequately sound
– decide what needs repair immediately.
– decide what modifications can be done later.
Plan further development:
– what resources need be added or filled out.
– what analyses to pursue, when, and how.
– what developments could be usefully modeled.
Evaluation Control and Planning Issues:
Develop evaluation checklists by indices
– begin with menu specified directories.
– use “immediate repair” criteria to generate task lists.
– use “later modifications” as component of future plans.
Push evaluation into sub-indices as needed.
Earlier Work In-Process: in limbo since research interruption Approaches and Decisions
Progress has begun in modeling by returning to classical AI roots, but the results are modest, limited now by personal and circumstantial constraints. The intention is to employ similar simplification in modeling the contexts and behavior of LC3, the infant Peggy study. COUNT: One Selfridge Model is not yet public, pending revisions in September.
General plan and schedule: method for analyzing video clip threads
Method:DNS echo-transcription to generate episode-texts from videos;
install texts in video clip notes. Link-episodes for analysis
√Method: use digital recorder for read text/commentary.
√Next: use DNS for voice to text processing
√Format & install in Word Press editor.
See first example: LC2bT1 READING SKILLS
√develop method to tag panes (clips) within panels (pages)
~continue video processing, as background activity
-plan on beginning analyses/interpretation early in 2014.
decision:use DNS speech-to-text as input
clipNote formats installed for 11-12th quarter videos: e.g. panel P146
~eg.LC3cA63 Ring-Tower Mastery Thread.
√hardware purchased,software installed:12/2013
~training & testing completed, Jan 2014
Test by reading two pages from CECD.
Formatting embedded in voice record.
HTML added in Word Press installation.
√published in June, 2013; transient interest



On Seymour Papert

in appreciation
Seymour’s 1988 Talk at Purdue can be seen at Revaluation of the Concrete.
NB. this post calls 11 video clips, and takes time to load completely.

Coming to MIT to study Artificial Intelligence with Minsky had the wonderful side effect of introducing me to Seymour Papert, Marvin’s colleague and co-founder of the AI Lab. My research studies began in Seymour’s Logo Project, the “Childrens’ Learning Laboratory.” As I integrate all my studies, it seems appropriate to share with anyone interested some photos and video clips from that common past. The two children who joined me at the lab, eventually, met a wise man who very much enjoyed the pleasures of everyday life.
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Bob at 40 

Printing NLCSA content

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What’s “behind the button?” The WP Plugin in use is’s “Print Friendly and PDF” plugin, v.3.2.5.
Why did you choose it? By me, it worked best with the mix of documents at NLCSA. Even better, the interface can be made as simple as a single button and located in the expected page locations. It’s free at this basic level — for which we pay the price of having google-type adds displayed while the formatting and printing is underway. Also, I was pleased at the thoughtfulness of the firm permitting new visitors to try out the conversion to PDF files on their website.


Bob at 40 

Searching NLCSA content

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Which “search” is used here? For now, we use the standard WordPress search widget.
(wp_widget_search is implemented in the file widgets.php within WP_includes.)
Why did you choose it? It’s the default, and it works as needed for simple literal strings.