semantic web, rdf, owl
The Semantic Web has been emerging over several decades but has yet to reach a stage where it is easily accessible, useable and beneficial to the majority of end-users on the Web. Everyone still ask the same question: How will the Semantic Web become useable? In the first presentation, Nova Spivack, CEO of Radar Networks, will discuss his outlook for the coming years as the Semantic Web begins to mature, and the stages it will go through. He will also discuss barriers to adoption and how to overcome them, and how forward-looking organizations can start working with the Semantic Web today. In addition he will discuss how the Semantic Web can benefit key application categories from advertising to e-commerce to search, publishing, collaboration and entertainment.
In the second presentation, Holger Knublauch, VP of Product Development from TopQuatrant, will introduce to you the building blocks of a usable semantic web: RDF, RDFS, OWL, SPARQL and SWRL. These languages provide distributed and federated capabilities for resolving semantic differences between systems and databases. After the hands-on introduction to these powerful languages using TopBraid semantic development platform, he will demonstration how ontology-driven applications can be integrated with Web 2.0 technologies.
6:30 PM September 5, 2007
9:00 PM September 5, 2007
|Cubberley Community Center
|4000 Middlefield Rd., Room H-1
|Palo Alto, CA
SDForum Semantic Web SIG
6:30pm – 7:00pm Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
7:00pm â€“ 7:10pm Community announcement
7:10pm – 7:50pm Introduction to OMG and MDA with new ODM specifications
7:50pm – 8:30pm In depth review of how OWL plays a central role in future MDA work
8:30pm – 9:00pm Dedicated Q&A period
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required
Nova Spivack, CEO, Radar Networks
Nova Spivack is one of the leading voices of the emerging Semantic Web, often referred to as Web 3.0. Nova founded Radar Networks to develop semantic social software. In 1994, Nova co-founded EarthWeb (IPO 1998). Nova has worked at Individual, Xerox/Kurzweil, Thinking Machines, and also with SRI International on the DARPA CALO program and nVention. Nova founded Lucid Ventures, and co-founded the San Francisco Web Innovators Network. As a grandson of management guru Peter F. Drucker, Nova shares his grandfatherâ€™s interests in the evolution of knowledge work. He has a BA in Philosophy from Oberlin College and did graduate study at the International Space University. In 1999 Nova flew to the edge of space in Russia with Space Adventures. Nova blogs at Minding the Planet.
Holger Knublauch, VP, Product Development, TopQuadrant
Dr. Holger Knublauch is well known in the Semantic Web community as the designer and developer of ProtÃ©gÃ©-OWL. At TopQuadrant he is responsible for ontology development tools. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Ulm in Germany, 2002. Dr. Knublauch’s work in Germany was has resulted in the development of various clinical information systems, as well as in pragmatic design and implementation techniques for these and similar systems. As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Stanford Medical Informatics at the Stanford University Holger was responsible for research and development of various components of the knowledge modeling tool ProtÃ©gÃ© including Protege OWL, UML interfaces and interoperability with a Meta Object Facility (MOF) format. He now is the lead developer of TopQuadrant’s TopBraid product suite that includes the leading professional ontology development tool TopBraid Composer as well as the rich internet application platform TopBraid Live. Holger actively participates in the World Wide Web Consortiumâ€™s Semantic Web Best Practices Working Group on developing guidance for building Semantic Web applications
AJ Chen, Ph.D., Sr. Search Engineer, Healthline.com
Jeffrey Pollock, Senior Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware
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