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[iaoa-general] Ontolog Invited Speaker: Dr. Vinay Chaudhri on "KB Bio 10

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From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:16:38 -0700
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Re: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2013_06_27    (01)

Dear All,    (02)

Following the fascinating Ontolog Invited Speaker session last
Thursday, I am happy to let everyone know that we have another session
coming up this Thursday (Jun-27), Dr. Vinay Chaudhri, Program Director
at the Artificial Intelligence Center of SRI International, is our
Invited Speaker and will be giving a talk, entitled: "KB_Bio_101:
Conceptual Modeling Challenges in Creating a Biology Knowledge Base."    (03)

You are cordially invited to join us at this session ... RSVP now
(details below)!    (04)

= Ontolog Invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. Vinay Chaudhri  =    (05)

Date: Thursday, 27-Jun-2013
Start time: Start Time: 9:30am PDT / 12:30pm EDT / 6:30pm CEST /
5:30pm BST / 16:30 UTC
* worldclock: 
Duration: ~1.5 Hrs.    (06)

Session Chair: Dr. Leo Obrst (Ontolog; MITRE)    (07)

Invited Speaker: Dr. Vinay Chaudhri (SRI International)    (08)

Title of Presentation: "KB_Bio_101: Conceptual Modeling Challenges in
Creating a Biology Knowledge Base"    (09)

See s ession details at:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2013_06_27    (010)

== Abstract ==    (011)

KB_Bio_101 contains knowledge from an introductory college level
biology textbook, has been developed as part of Project Halo, and is
now freely available for research use. In this presentation, I will
briefly introduce the knowledge representation used for creating the
KB_Bio_101, and spend bulk of the time describing the design of an
ontology for structure and function and the knowledge encoding
process. KB_Bio_101 is a valuable resource for the ontology research
community to study a variety of problems such as ontology quality,
ontology design patterns, ontology modularization as well as for
creating new ontologies for biological knowledge such as experiments,
models, evolution, etc.    (012)

== About the Speaker ==    (013)

Dr. Vinay K. Chaudhri is the Program Director at the Artificial
Intelligence Center of SRI International (Menlo Park, California,
USA.) His research focuses on the science and engineering of large
knowledge base systems and spans knowledge representation and
reasoning, deductive question answering, knowledge acquisition, and
innovative applications. He is also interested in entrepreneurship,
and transitioning research ideas into commercial products. He has
worked with a wide range of knowledge representation and reasoning
systems including LOOM, Ontolingua, Cyc, KM, and F-Logic. He was part
of the team that developed the Open Knowledge Base Connectivity (OKBC)
protocol for accessing knowledge bases. He contributed to storage, and
multi-user software that underlies SRI's EcoCyc project. Since 2000,
he has been working on a system to capture knowledge from science
textbooks, and to answer questions at the back of the book.    (014)

******************* Hightlights *******************    (015)

* Thu 27 Jun 2013 - Ontolog Invited Speaker, Dr. Vinay Chaudhri,
giving a talk on "KB_Bio_101: Conceptual Modeling Challenges in
Creating a Biology Knowledge Base" - Chair: Dr. Leo Obrst - see
details on the session page at:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2013_06_27 ...
RSVP now!    (016)

* Thu 20 Jun 2013 - Ontolog Invited Speaker, Dr. Benjamin Grosof,
giving a talk on "Rulelog: Highly Expressive yet Scalable Logic
enabling Cost-Efficient Ontologies" - Chair: Dr. Leo Obrst - see
details on the session page at:
... Full proceedings of this session from last week (including slides,
audio recording, in-session chat-transcript, etc) are available online
now, and is openly accessible. Please look under the "Archives"
section by pointing your web browser to the session page link above.    (017)

******************    (018)

These sessions, like all Ontolog virtual events, are open and free of
charge. Anyone who is interested, or (better still) who may have
something to contribute, is welcome. Please refer to event details on
the session pages, to which the hyperlink is given above, where you
will find session agenda, conference call dial-in, slides and other
pertinent information. Feel free to pass this invitation along to
colleagues who may also find these sessions to be of interest.    (019)

*RSVP* by emailing Peter Yim at <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline (or add
yourself directly to the session page if you are already an Ontolog
community member) so that we can prepare enough resources to support
everyone. [Please state clearly the date of the session you are
registering for in your email; your affiliation too, if you are not a
community member.]    (020)

These sessions will be recorded and made available in a publicly
accessible archive. Therefore, before participating, please make sure
you are cognizant of our IPR policy (ref:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid32).    (021)

Regards.  =ppy    (022)

For the Session Chair
Leo Obrst
--    (023)

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