June 15, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: Watson APIs - Natural Language Classifier
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Ethical Hacking: What It Is and Why You Should Do It Against Your IBM i
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Improve Your Database with Normalization
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You would think it would be easy to tell what language you were using, but apparently for Watson that’s not the case. Or am I misunderstanding what this is? Hmmm, which could it be?
By Dave Shirey
OK, so maybe I misunderstood this one a bit. Honestly, when I first looked at the API’s name, I thought it was related to figuring out what language you were using, whether it was Indo-European or Slavic or something else. My mistake.
The Natural Language Classifier is used to determine the intent behind a text selection, returning a confidence score to indicate how strongly it feels. In this way, it is related to the Tone Analyzer and the Personality Insights.
Not all hacking is bad. In fact, ethical hacking can reveal vulnerabilities before they’re exploited.
By Carol Woodbury
If you don’t believe a vulnerability exists, sometimes you need proof. Ethical hacking is a way to prove your system has a vulnerability that can be exploited. Once you have the proof, you may be more motivated to obtain funding for your security project and/or it may be easier for you to convince management to do so. Let’s take a look at what ethical hacking is.
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A quick guide to the basics of database normalization—a critical step in refreshing an older IBM i database
by Rafael Victoria-Pereira
Editor's note: This article is excerpted from chapter 5 of SQL for IBM i: A Database Modernization Guide, by Rafael Victoria-Pereira.
Most people take a quick look at the normal forms definitions—the “steps” to achieve normalization Nirvana—and dismiss the whole thing as being an academic and convoluted waste of time. Actually, normalization is, for the most part, easy and mostly common sense with some business knowledge thrown in. Once you understand the fundamental concepts, you’ll see that it’s useful and a great way to tackle aging and “broken” databases. Let me start by introducing a few key concepts that will be used later to define each normal form.