NIMAS refers to a technical standard used to produce XML-based source files. From these well-structured source files, accessible, student-ready alternate-format versions of textbooks and core materials (., Braille, e-text, Digital Talking Book, large print, etc.) can subsequently be created and distributed to qualified students with print disabilities. NIMAS files are not student-ready versions. IDEA 2004, . 108-446, establishes the NIMAS as a national standard and requires states and local districts to adopt the NIMAS for providing textbooks and instructional materials to students who are blind or print-disabled.
In addition to making it easy to handle complicated SPARQL queries in an easy manner in AllegroGraph and thereby in the Semantic Data Lake platform, the company also has built features into AllegroGraph that support capabilities that vendors are empowered to enable via the SPARQL standard. For instance, SPARQL “allows computed properties and it is up to the vendor to create certain computed properties,” Aasman says. A computed property (also known as property functions or magic properties) is a predicate that occurs in a SPARQL query pattern with matching semantics other than simple subgraph matching. The magic property capability has enabled Franz to build N-dimensional analysis into AllegroGraph. N-dimensional analysis refers to putting multiple dimensions into a single value, and AllegroGraph indexes those dimensions in a patented way that makes it possible to compute a query without conducting multiple joins among many values.