Semantic Similarity, False Friends, Cognates and Words Alignments @ RANLP 2007 Conference

September 30, 2007
As part of my PhD research I attended the RANLP 2007 conference in Borovets, Bulgaria (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing – 2007) to present two scientific papers and a novel algorithm for measuring semantic similarity between words by searching Google and analyzing the local contexts comming for the returned page excerpts. Improved Word Alignments

BGJUG First Meeting, BASD Seminar, GWT Talk

On 26th of September 2007 I and Peter Tahchiev organized the first meeting of the Bulgarian Java User Group (BGJUG) running at the Bulgarian Association of Software Developers (BASD). It was attended by about 120 Java developers. It is a good start! I gave a talk on AJAX applications development with the Google Web Toolkit

Forcing Windows to Hibernate

September 18, 2007
I usually use my home machine (running Windows 2003) from my office through Remote desktop. Sometimes in the evenings I want to hibernate it but the hibernation fails if I have used the machine remotely even if all remote connections are closed. I think this is a bug but I am not sure. In the

svnleave – a Tool for Cleaning-up an SVN Directory

September 16, 2007
When you need to copy a project that resides in a Subversion repository to another location or send a piece of the source code by email, you need to clean the all .svn or _svn files from its directory structure. I know an easy way to do this by the TortoiseSVN GUI client for Windows:

Bulgarian .NET User Group at the Bulgarian Association of Software Developers

The Bulgarian Association of Software Developers (BASD) which I currently manage is about to start a new division – Bulgarian .NET User Group. The division will focus on Microsoft technologies and will organize seminars, meetings, courses and will run other projects. Bulgarian Association of Software Developers (BASD) is working on .NET technology for several years.

Bulgarian Java User Group

September 13, 2007
The Bulgarian Association of Software Developers (BASD) which I lead for the last few years launches a Bulgarian Java User Group: The groups will perform regular meetings in Sofia once monthly and will organize technical events and discussions. It will have separate web site ( and independent membership regardless of the membership in the association.

Caching Google RPC Services (in GWT)

September 5, 2007
In my current GWT project I have some data comming from the server side but is unlikely to be changed during the execution of the project. This is the the list of languages available in the system. I wanted to cache the requests to the RPC service that returns the list of available languages so

GWT Advanced Table – new version

I published a new version of my GWT Advanced Table widget – a reusable GWT table component that supports data paging, sorting and filtering in AJAX fasion: I added row selection support that was missing in the first release. See the official Google Code project for more information and downloads: