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ICUDL 2009, Pittsburgh

From November 6-8 I participated in the 5th International Conference on Universal Digital Library. (Pittsburgh, USA ICUDL -

ICUDL is a worldwide initiative with strong operations in China and India to digitize library content and to make it online available.

The picture shows Prof. Jaime Carbonell giving his presentation on the state of art in machine translation

The presentation that I gave at the meeting is attached.

Meeting with MIMOS management and MIMOS semantic Web Group

Wednesday, 28. I am meeting Mimos Management at their Headquarter in the Kuala Lumpur Science Park. <a class="zem_slink" href="http://www.mimos.my" title="MIMOS" rel="homepage">MIMOS</a> is an incredible place, great personalities from top management to the researchers, I met researchers not only from <a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia" title="Malaysia" rel="wikipedia">Malaysia</a>, but also from Germany (partnership with DFKI) and Iran. I was told that years ago, MIMOS was changed dramatically to get rid of hierarchies and red tape.

A steak

Now I am for two days in Malaysia. Yesterday I had dinner at the Buffet Restaurant of my palace of the "Golden Horses", Brr. Nothing had any distinguishable taste. After nearly 10 days of China my taste buds had become sophisticated.
A the end of the week I asked myself: Is there anything in the Chinese cooking that was lacking to my nutrition habits and my taste desires?

Visit to Cheng Kan

On our way to Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain), where everyone in his life has to go once in a time,.... we stopped at an ancient village , Cheng Kan. Cheng Kan exist since the times of the Han dynasty, but in his now form it is there from the Ming Dynasty.

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