links for 2009-05-05

  • FXG 1.0 describes an XML-based graphics interchange format for the Flash Platform. FXG contains high-level graphical and text primitives that can be used to create, group, transform and visually modify basic vector and bitmap shapes. The FXG rendering model follows very closely the Flash Player 10 rendering model and exposes all graphics capabilities of the Flash platform as well as offering expandable support to accommodate future capabilities of the Flash Player. The specification below dives into the technical details governing every element of FXG 1.0.
  • Indri is a new search engine from the Lemur project; a cooperative effort between the University of Massachusetts and Carnegie Mellon University to build language modeling information retrieval tools.