The SWORD Project is an effort to create an ever expanding software package for research and study of God and His Word. Libraries are developed in ANSI-draft standard C++ and currently compile on Linux and in WIN32 environments. Frontends complete and currently under development include commandline tools, gtk, wxGTK, Qt, Gtk--, and WIN32 C++Builder). Addon modules include Bible texts, commentaries, lexicons, and dictionaries in a variety of languages.
APLM (Alex Personal Library Manager) is a set of Perl scripts for managing a small library. It is designed to be easy to set up, easy to use, very customizable, and self-contained. It lets you type in your books, change a few paths, and get going without worrying about MySQL or anything. It also has a Web interface.
WordFlashReader is a Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) program useful to anyone who has an electronic text or book they wish to read. This program works with text files, HTML files, and PDF files. WordFlashReader works by flashing each word of the text sequentially on the screen (pausing for punctuation). Not only is this way of reading off of a computer screen more comfortable on the eyes than the normal method, but also after a little practice you may discover that you can read at multiple times the speed you normally do.
McStas is a computer program (written in C) that enables you to model very precisely a neutron instrument described as a series of various components. A source component shoots each neutron randomly (Monte-Carlo), and the particle is then propagated through the different instrument components. These later act on the neutron characteristics (position, speed, direction, spin, etc.). Usually, one installs some detectors along the neutron path to monitor its characteristics and flux.
MajorTeach is a Perl script with documentation that teaches the Major System, a Mnemonics system that allows you to remember (in your brain, without additional hardware) long lists of knowledge (100 to 100,000 items long) in order, as well as long numbers, like tax ID numbers, phone numbers, credit card numbers, etc.
LON-CAPA (The LearningOnline Network with CAPA) is a learning content and course management system. It offers an underlying shared content pool from which instructors across departmental and institutional boundaries can assemble granular learning content for their courses. It has strong assessment capabilities, both formative (homework and in-class using wireless PDAs) and summative (online and bubblesheet exams), with a one-source multiple-target strategy for the content. It offers students portfolio space in which they can stage materials for submission to projects, and provides a number of tools for synchronous and asynchronous student-student and student-faculty communication. LON-CAPA scales well with number of students, as load-balancing is possible across the whole network of servers at participating institutions.
HALoGEN is an extremely powerful and easy to use general-purpose natural language generation system. It consists of a symbolic generator, a forest ranker, and some sample inputs. The symbolic generator includes the Sensus Ontology dictionary based on WordNet. The forest ranker includes a 250 million word ngram language model (unigram, bigram, and trigram) trained on the Wall Street Journal newspaper text. The symbolic generator is written in LISP and requires a Lisp interpreter.
Open Administration for Schools (OAfS) is a Web-based school administration package. Open Admin does demographics, attendance, discipline, report cards, and has an online gradebook and parent viewing function. It is designed for elementary, K-12, and high schools. It generates plain HTML and uses LaTeX for PDF generation. It also includes special education and division-wide central office modules (all schools run on the same server with different virtual sites; two sites per school, one for teachers, and one for the office). Parent functions are by separate parent/school site.
BookDB is a library database, which can perform searches by title, author, publisher, ISBN, and catalog number. It also allows the user to edit and delete catalog entries, which are stored in an XML format. It is primarily intended for smaller libraries that do not need to run a complex database system.