Letter to the Earth from distant space

Recent events shocked the World. However, I don’t really want to talk about high casualties in Nice or Turkey in recent two days, event thought this post was motivated by these events. We live in a world that is shaking unstable. There are terrorist attacks almost on monthly bases, many Middle East and African countries […]


Story behind Declaration of the Rights of the Child

I would like to share a story behind the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Since it is a story about conflict and international blockade, which I have also experienced, I will try to explain what happens in these situations from my experience as a child in a country under the blockade. I would […]


FinAnalizer – Tool for financial analysis of stocks

For a while I was playing with financial data and financial data mining. I have already written about it in a separate post. Now, I decided to try to make my research so far accessible a bit more, so people can use it. Basically, what I previously did is that I used a bunch of […]


The day international law died – Anniversary of NATO attack on Yugoslavia

It passed 17 years since NATO attacked Yugoslavia on this day, 24.3.1999. I have been writing about it from my personal viewpoint and described how the events affected me. The article can be found here: http://inspiratron.org/blog/2014/03/24/15-years-nato-bombing-serbia-fr-yugoslavia/ Now, on the 17th anniversary of the event I would like to discuss how the event affected the World. I […]


How to predict future movement of stock prices using machine learning

For a while, I have been interested in finance and especially in algorithmic trading. I had this question over my head for some time “Can the long term investment be helped by machine learning?”. The answer seems to be yes based on many models we currently have for company evaluation, especially when it comes to […]


Komentari na Zakon o informacionoj bezbednosti/Comments on Serbian law on information security

Srpska verzija Nedavno je u Skupštini republike Srbije usvojen Zakon o informacionoj bezbednosti. Tekst usvojenog zakona se može pronaći na sajtu parlamenta. Tokom leta je bila u toku javna rasprava o zakonu, tokom koje sam se i ja uključio sa mojim komentarima. Moji komentari se mogu videti niže u embedovanom PDF dokumentu (telefone i email […]


What is wrong with academic publishing?

I bet that each PhD student and even older academics at some point though or came to the idea that something is wrong with academic publishing. It is not hard to come to that idea, especially if you were influenced a bit by open source and left wing ideas that knowledge should be accessible and […]


Marvin – A tool for semantic annotation released

During the last week I have released a version of Marvin – a tool for semantic annotations, that is able to annotate text using various sources, such as UMLS (using MetaMap), DBPedia, using some SPARQL interface, WordNet and probably most importantly SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System ) format for representing lexicons, dictionaries and terminologies. Primarily, the […]


Starting an open source effort to bring biomedical data and tools together

Motivation from the community A week ago I posted an blog post about my idea of creating Open Source organization that would have an goal to bring biomedical data and tools together to a single place. The original post can be read found here: http://inspiratron.org/blog/2015/12/12/open-source-effort-to-bring-all-open-biomedical-data-together/. Since I posted it, quite large number of people contacted me, […]


Open source effort to bring all open biomedical data together

Motivation There is a vast amount of openly available biomedical information on the web in the form of open access journal publications, biomedical, gene or drug databases, drug labels and more. We are talking about millions of full text articles (i.e. indexed in PMC and possibly some in services such as Arxiv.org), tens of millions abstracts […]