May 2007

Open Sourcing RadLex

I finally got a chance today to release part of a project that I have been working on for the past year: RadLex. RadLex is a medical terminology, specifically designed for radiology. I created the servlet and a set of plugins for Protege that aid in the development and distribution of RadLex. We recently decided to open source the plugins, so I have spent the past several days preparing the plugins for a release on Sourceforge. Stay tuned as more documentation is added to the plugins (and stay on the lookout for a new release of the servlet and terminology). Remember, you can already develop an application around the RadLex API. - Wiki user page.


I noticed an interesting project on Planet Ubuntu yesterday--VCSFrenzy. This tool allows you to get desktop notifications of changes to version control systems (VCS). Sure, some VCS let you have hooks that email you whenever a commit occurs--but this tool provides a lightweight and simple method of keeping track of multiple vcs's. So I have started helping Pete work on this project. So far we have support for subversion and bazaar (additionally with mercurial in my branch right now). Stay tuned as this program gets some support for more VCS's and gets some cool new features.