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Monday, February 11, 2013

Human Computation - Outsourcing complex problems to Human


Computer technology has become more and more powerful over the last few decades. Yet still there’s a clear margin - actually a gap - between Computers’ (artificial) decision making ability when compared with human intellect. 

Filling out this gap is one of the most important problems that needs to be addressed, because this digitalizing world requires devices and applications that human can use more comfortably and effectively. Truth is, to make the human feels comfortable, the ‘dumb’ devices or applications should anticipate what he requires and consider his preferences. Therefore, artificial decision making algorithms should at least resemble (if not match up with) human intelligence.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

SQL Query Result into Comma Separated List


During my work I had encountered a situation where I need to get a comma separated list as an output from the values in a SQL query result. To elaborate it more, my query returns set of records (multiple records which match a certain criteria) as its result. Then there’s a column which I need to take as a comma separated value set.