Monthly Archives: March 2011

English names.

37. John(존): 서구에서 아마 가장 많은 이름이 John 일 겁니다. 원래 히브리어로 “하나님은 고귀하다(the Lord is gracious)”를 의미합니다. 성경에서 유명한 John(요한)은 세례 요한이지요. 서구의 여러나라에 변형된 형태로 퍼져있습니다.  네델란드에서는 Jan(쟌); 러시아에서는 Ivan(이반), 여성으로는 Ivonne(이본); 스페인에서는 Juan (후안), Juana(후안나); 켈트어에서는 Ian(아이안), Shawn(숀), Sean(숀)등이 있습니다. 물론 여성형으로 Jane(제인)이 있고 그밖에도 Janet, Jean, Jennie, Jenny 등이 있습니다. Jack으로도 애칭을 부르기도 하지요. Johnny(쟈니)는 비교적 나중에 나온 애칭입니다. 또 영어에서 너무 흔한 이름이기때문에 누구인지 모르는 어떤 사람을 말할때 John Doe 또는 John Hancock 이라고 합니다. 이 이름에서 Johnson이라는 성이 나오기도 했는데 의미는 “John의 아들(son of John)”입니다.

38. Joseph(조셉): Jacob 의 아들인 Joseph(요셉)은 히브리어로 “하나님은 더해주신다(He adds)”입니다. 하지만 Joseph 의 인생은 형제에 의해 노예로 팔리기도 하지요. 또한 예수님의 아버지 이름도 Joseph 입니다. 줄여서 Joe (조) 또는 Joey(조이)라고 하고 여성형으로는 Josephine(조세핀)이 있습니다. 여러분의 Napoleon의 아내였던 Josephine 을 알지요?

recordmydesktop

uptodown.com award recordMyDesktop is a softpedia award

desktop session recorder

for

GNU / linux

that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it’s primary
task.
As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple
command line tool that performs the basic tasks of

capturing and encoding

and an interface that exposes the program
functionality in a usable way.

The commandline tool (which essentially is recordMyDesktop),
is written in C,

while there are two frontends,
written in python with
pyGtk (gtk-recordMyDesktop) and
pyQt4 (qt-recordMyDesktop).

 

Robotics journal impact factor.

http://www.robot-learning.de/Miscellaneous/JournalImpactFactors

I am maintaining a graph of the ups’ and downs of ISI impact factors on journals that are relevant for Machine Learning and for Robotics. If you think a major journal is missing, then please drop me a line.

 

 

Please note that the Journal of Robotic Systems has been discontinued, it has become more specialized and lives on in the journal of field robotic systems.

 

 

 

Outdated version

I have started monitoring the Robotics and Machine Learning journals. Based on this list of ISI impact factors for 2006 and based on ISIKNOWLEDGE.COM for 2007, I have created a list of the most current impact factors. As impact factors for 2008 are measured on 2008 publications, the impact factors for 2008 will not be available until mid-2009. My best tools right now are ISI-KNOWLEDGE and SCImago Rank. NL mean “Not Listed”.

 

Robotics Journals ISI Impact
Factor 2006
ISI Impact
Factor 2007
ISI Half-
Life 2007
H-Index
2007
SCImago
SJR 2007
IEEE Transactions on Robotics 1.763 1.976 9.5 15 0.067
International Journal of Robotics Research 1.591 1.318 8.5 42 0.084
Autonomous Robots 1.578 1.413 5.9 36 0.091
International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted 0.917 0.700 NL 6 0,064
Robotics & Autonomous Systems 0.832 0.633 6.1 33 0,094
Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 0.810 0.804 6.0 24 0,056
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine 0.652 0.892 5.9 22 0,081
Robotica 0.483 0.410 6.7 21 0,050
International Journal of Robotics & Automation 0.404 0.203 NL 8 0,043
Advanced Robotics 0.318 0.504 5.0 17 0,051
Industrial Robot 0.278 NL NL NL NL
Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 0.265 0.459 6.0 NL NL
Journal of Robotic Systems 0.402 0.483 9.4 NL NL
Note that the IEEE Transactions on Robotics was originally much lower (only 0.813 in 2007). The editor-in-chief Alessandro De Luca achieved a recount which lifted the journal from #5 in Robotics to #1. Subsequently, Thomson Reuters, the official publisher of JCR and ISI Web of Knowledge/Science, corrected their results based on their own data. Upon request, I can provide the printouts of the ISI rankings, but the results can also be obtained from Thomson Reuters upon subscription. I cannot make these printouts publicly available due to legal reasons.

Also note that the SCImago needs to be interpreted with a grain of salt as it is not based on the updated JCR results.

Here are the updated factors. In 2008, book chapters and conference proceedings were included into the citations. Hence, do not take 2008 too seriously.

Similarly, I have looked at Machine Learning journals including modern journals as well as old-fashioned ones.
Machine Learning Journals Impact
Factor 2006
Impact
Factor 2007
Half-
Life
H-Index
2007
SCImago
SJR 2007
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE 4.306 3.579 9.7 111 0,128
MACHINE LEARNING 2.654 1.742 >10.0 54 0,128
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS 2.620 2.769 8.1 70 0,108
JOURNAL OF MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCH 2.255 2.682 4.3 31 0,127
NEURAL COMPUTATION 2.229 2.335 8.4 67 0,257
NEURAL NETWORKS 2.000 1.951 8.5 54 0,249
PATTERN RECOGNITION 1.822 2.019 7.5 57 0,078
PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS 0.952 0.853 6.0 39 0,065
NEUROCOMPUTING 0.860 0.865 4.8 32 0,076
NEURAL PROCESSING LETTERS 0.753 0.580 7.0 16 0,059
NEURAL COMPUTING & APPLICATIONS 0.610 0.627 5.5 13 0,062
PATTERN ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS 0.400 0.515 5.5 16 0,048
Apologies for the upper cases but cut & paste is soo much easier… While any quantitative measure on scientific quality is at best dubious, the recent ranking on robotics journal rankings seems to confirm the listing above.

Here are the updated factors. In 2008, book chapters and conference proceedings were included into the citations. Hence, do not take 2008 too seriously.