David Read recently shared his reflections on the Semantic Technology and Business Conference in Washington DC earlier this month (the next SemTechBiz conference will be held in Berlin in February). Read writes, “To begin the conference I attended the half day “Ontology 101” presented by Elisa Kendall and Deborah McGuinness. They indicated that this presentation has been given at each semantic technology conference and the interest is still strong. The implication being that new people continue to want to understand this art. Their material was very useful and if you are someone looking to get a grounding in ontologies (What are they? How do you go about creating them?) I recommend attending this session the next time it is offered. Both leaders clearly have deep experience and expertise in this field. Also, the discussion was not tied to a technology (e.g. RDF) so it was applicable regardless of underlying implementation details.” Read more
2011 SemTech East
Looking Ahead to Berlin and NYC Semantic Technology & Business ConferencesDates have been set for Semantic Technology & Business Conferences in Berlin (September 18-19, 2013), and in New York City (October 1-3, 2013). The Calls For Presentations will open by Monday, June 17 at the latest. If you have an idea for a conference session, panel, keynote or conference activity be sure to watch this space and submit a proposal when the CFP goes live!
In less than one week SemTechBiz DC will arrive at the Kellogg Conference Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference, which takes place November 29-December 1, 2011, will feature highly-anticipated sessions led by top thinkers in the fields of Open Government, Content Management, Enterprise Data Management, Linked Data, and much more.
Featured PresentationOntology 101: An Introduction to Knowledge Representation and Ontology Development with Elisa Kendall, Partner – Thematix LLC and Deborah McGuinness, Tetherless World Chaired Constellation Professor – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
This presentation will provide an introductory-level technical examination of ontologies. Read more
The upcoming SemTechBiz DC will feature numerous sessions about current and future uses of Semantic Technology in Enterprise systems. The conference will take place November 29-December 1, 2011 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel. The highly anticipated Enterprise Data track will include presentations from Revelytix, Franz, Recognos, and Spry, among many others.
If you missed this excellent live webcast with Evren Sirin, CTO, Clark & Parsia, the recorded webcast is now available. You also can meet Evren in Washington DC, November 29-December 1, 2011 for SemTechBiz DC. The customer mentioned in this case study, JP Morgan Chase, will be co-presenting and discussing how they are implementing Access Control using Semantic Technologies.
Access control is an essential part of nearly every IT system; Read more
The 2011 Semantic Technology & Business Conference will land in Washington, DC in less than two weeks. The conference – which will take place at the Kellogg Conference Hotel from November 29-December 1, 2011 – is still making exciting additions to the already impressive roster of speakers and presentations. Recently, we have added top execs from such cutting-edge companies as Revelytix, Orbis, Veda, Phasic Systems, and Systap — they will be on hand to share their insights and reveal the latest developments in the world of Semantic Web Technologies.
In advance of his appearance at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference in Washington DC (November 29-December 1, 2011), Evren Sirin, CTO of Clark & Parsia, LLC, will conduct a Webcast on the topic of Using Semantic Technologies for Enterprise Policy Management.
All attendees of the webcast will be entered to win a Free Registration to SemTechBiz DC!*
Access control is an essential part of nearly every IT system; especially in domains dealing with sensitive information such as financial accounts, personal health records, etc.
Along with our partners at Mediabistro.com, we’ve released the complete conference schedule for the upcoming SemTechBiz DC Conference. The conference — which will take place from November 29 through December 1, 2011 in Washington, DC — is set to feature the latest innovations in Semantic Web and linked data technologies. With sessions ranging from introductory discussions to advanced technical lectures, speakers from around the country will offer business cases, product demonstrations, and insights relating to the hottest trends and greatest advances of the Semantic Web. Read more
|Date:||Thursday, October 6, 2011
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In August, we had the pleasure of hosting the excellent instructor, Bob DuCharme, as he walked us through an introduction to SPARQL: “SPARQL Queries, SPARQL Technology.” Next week, Bob will join us again, this time to introduce us to SKOS, the Simple Knowledge Organization System standard.
You manage a taxonomy, thesaurus, or some other kind of controlled vocabulary using a proprietary tool or perhaps even by emailing around spreadsheets to each other. Read more
If you missed last week’s excellent introduction to SPARQL by Bob DuCharme of TopQuadrant and the recently released Learning SPARQL, the recorded webcast is now available. In this presentation, Bob shows how to create and run SPARQL queries. He also talks about the role that the query language can play in application development. Lastly, he looks at the range of uses people are finding for SPARQL above and beyond querying of RDF data, such as querying relational data, defining rules to enhance data quality, and more…
Watch the webcast here:
There were some questions we did not get to during the hour, and Bob has been kind enough to answer these offline.
BONUS Q&A with Bob DuCharme:
Q: Can sparql engines integrate reasoners and reason over the data on the fly? Read more
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