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This profile was last updated on 3/19/13  and contains information from public web pages.
 
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UAT: Campus Directory
www.uact.com, 19 Mar 2013 [cached]
Joe McCormack
TEMPE, AZ--(MARKET WIRE)--Aug 23, 2007 -- ...
www.christiansofiraq.com, 23 Aug 2007 [cached]
TEMPE, AZ--(MARKET WIRE)--Aug 23, 2007 -- University of Advancing Technology (UAT) instructor and senior web developer Joe McCormack has completed work on a web-based application that translates English words into cuneiform script from the Assyrian, Babylonian, Sumerian and the hieroglyphic script of Egyptian.The tool may be seen at his website, virtualsecrets.com.
The translator works by converting cuneiform and hieroglyphs, both used in the earliest forms of writing, into English words.For example, typing "I am a father" into the Ancient Egyptian translator yields hieroglyphs that roughly translate to "I am" and "father."The translator has been featured on several museum websites around the world and websites specializing in resources for the ancient world.
McCormack, a UAT web developer by trade, worked more than 1,000 hours on researching the cuneiform and hieroglyphic and building the tool and its accompanying website.Inspiration for the project stemmed from his fascination with the science fiction television series "Stargate SG-1," which featured ancient Egyptian mythology and symbols as plot points.These caught McCormack's eye and lead to his research.
The website translator engine took approximately an hour to create, with the language database occupying two hundred hours to line up cuneiforms and hieroglyphics with text descriptors and make a hierarchy to prioritize the information.
"One of the reasons something as big as what I've done hasn't been done before is that there are thousands and thousands of symbols," said McCormack.
McCormack is talking with museums and institutions to garner further exposure.
Minnesota Futurists / Local Events and Member News
minnesotafuturists.pbworks.com, 13 Jan 2010 [cached]
Joe McCormack, grad student at UAT, developer of the Solar Sheath and contributor to the Journal of Advancing Technology
Solar Sheath
www.uact.com, 19 Mar 2013 [cached]
Joe McCormack, University of Advancing Technology
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Joe McCormack, adjunct instructor and alumnus of UAT, has been a web developer for over ten years, working on projects ranging from small websites to eCommerce platforms. Joe has published two books relating to web programming, as well as several academic articles on a range of subjects, including web-based B2B data sharing and behavioral intelligence systems. He has also developed systems certified by Authorize.Net and Paypal. Joe previously wrote about technology project management in the Summer 2008 issue.
UAT Instructor Creates Cuneiform and Hieroglyphic Translator
christiansofiraq.com, 23 Aug 2007 [cached]
TEMPE, AZ--(MARKET WIRE)--Aug 23, 2007 -- University of Advancing Technology (UAT) instructor and senior web developer Joe McCormack has completed work on a web-based application that translates English words into cuneiform script from the Assyrian, Babylonian, Sumerian and the hieroglyphic script of Egyptian. The tool may be seen at his website, virtualsecrets.com.
The translator works by converting cuneiform and hieroglyphs, both used in the earliest forms of writing, into English words. For example, typing "I am a father" into the Ancient Egyptian translator yields hieroglyphs that roughly translate to "I am" and "father. The translator has been featured on several museum websites around the world and websites specializing in resources for the ancient world.
McCormack, a UAT web developer by trade, worked more than 1,000 hours on researching the cuneiform and hieroglyphic and building the tool and its accompanying website. Inspiration for the project stemmed from his fascination with the science fiction television series "Stargate SG-1," which featured ancient Egyptian mythology and symbols as plot points. These caught McCormack's eye and lead to his research.
The website translator engine took approximately an hour to create, with the language database occupying two hundred hours to line up cuneiforms and hieroglyphics with text descriptors and make a hierarchy to prioritize the information.
"One of the reasons something as big as what I've done hasn't been done before is that there are thousands and thousands of symbols," said McCormack.
McCormack is talking with museums and institutions to garner further exposure.
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