Version control gone wrong

An regular frustration for me is the misuse of (or more likely just lack of awareness of how to use) version control systems for document management.

If you’re working on documents, and have access to a version control system – don’t suffix the file names. At all. With anything.

That … read more...

Defined Melons

Some time back I learnt of a feature of description logic – general concept inclusions (GCI). It took me a while to get my head around the idea, but I found this post the most effective, at least for me, in understanding what they were about. The first potential application … read more...

AMT “2 Box” Model

One of the things that frequently talked about in AMT (both V2 and V3) has been the “7 boxes”. From my experience when the AMT model is being discussed, it’s always presented as a single monolithic thing, specifically as per this image below (original available here). However, I feel … read more...

Why dual reviews can be a waste of time

Peer review in all it’s contexts is widely considered a useful contributor to improving the quality of  work. Whether it’s articles for publication or software development, having somebody else look over the work is generally accepted to be better than nobody (other than the creator) to look at it. You … read more...

A Camel is a Mammal

I’ve noticed the first time some people are exposed to the outcome of a SNOMED CT classification they regard it some form of black magic because they don’t like what it does and/or don’t understand why it’s done what it has done.

If they don’t like what it has done, … read more...

Today I learnt Python (kind of)

I’ve been wanting to learn a scripting language for a while as it seemed like it might be a useful skill. So I planned to get around to it this year and was tossing up between Perl, Python and JavaScript (each for various reasons). Yesterday I needed to a set read more...