Date: March 11, 2009, 11:00AM (1 hour)
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Supporting Materials: Stand-alone recording of the demo presented in this webcast (Flash)
The semantic web query language, SPARQL is a powerful tool for exploring, finding, processing and managing data within semantic models and applications. Learn from the industry experts as they show how SPARQL can be used to deliver these capabilities to business users.
Experience not only the basics of SPARQL but also the key advanced features necessary for building applications, including:
- SPARQL functions that extend its scope to support common operations
- A visual query editor that allows business users to construct SPARQL queries without mastering its intricate syntax.
- SPARQLMotion – a visual scripting language for creating data processing chains that execute data imports/exports, processing of user input, queries, inferences, JSPs, and so on
Dr. Allemang specializes in innovative applications of knowledge technology and brings to TopQuadrant over 15 years of experience in research, deployment, and development of knowledge-based systems. He developed the curriculum for Top Quadrant’s successful training series for Semantic Web technologies, which he has been presenting to customers world-wide for four years. Dean has completed a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge as a Marshall scholar, a PhD at the Ohio State University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Scholar, and is a two-time winner of the Swiss Prize for Innovation in Technology. Prior to joining TopQuadrant, Dr. Allemang was the Vice-President of Customer Applications at Synquiry Technologies, were he filed two patents on the application of graph matching algorithms to the problems of semantic information interchange.
Dr. Scott Henninger is a Senior Product and Training Engineer at TopQuadrant where he is responsible for product support for the TopBraid Suite. Leveraging his specialties in information retrieval and technology development and bringing over a decade of experience in technology education, Scott has contributed to the design and delivery of TopQuadrant’s highly successful training series for over two years. Before joining TopQuadrant, Scott was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he spent 15 years researching and teaching advanced Web-based technologies, software engineering and human-computer interaction. He holds a PhD in Computer Science specializing in Information Retrieval and Software Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder.