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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 11:10:33 -0700
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The community has constantly been looking for application-oriented 
guidance and real cases. As an answer to that pursuit, we are happy to 
announce this month's invited speaker, Dr. Michael Uschold from Boeing, 
and the details of his upcoming talk below.    (01)

* ANNOUNCEMENT *    (02)

We are please to announce that *Dr. Michael Uschold* from Boeing will be 
giving a talk entitled: "*Semantic Filtering*" during our April 21, 2005 
conference call session.    (03)

Conference call-in details:    (04)

Date: Thursday, Apr. 21, 2005
Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST (World Time: 
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=4&day=21&year=2005&hour=10&min=30&sec=0&p1=224    (05)

Session Duration: 1.5 ~ 2 Hours
Dial-in Number: 1-702-851-3330 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Participant Access Code: "686564#"    (06)

****Semantic Filtering****
by Michael F. Uschold    (07)

Abstract:    (08)

Dr. Uschold will be describing a prototype implementation of a semantic 
filtering capability added to an existing XML-based publish and 
subscribe infrastructure. An ontology is used to provide vocabulary for 
expressing both 1) the semantic annotations that characterize the 
published documents and 2) the subscriptions specifying the class of 
documents to be routed to a given client. A description logic (DL) 
classifier is used to determine which subscribers an incoming document 
is routed to. He will outline the key elements of the ontology for an 
enterprise activity reporting domain and give some sample annotations 
and subscriptions. This is the basis for describing a number of 
scenarios showing how this filtering capability could be used in 
practice. He and his co-authors critically analyzed the suitability of a 
DL language and reasoner in general, and the particular implementation 
choices (OWL, FaCT and OilEd) for performing this task. A key result of 
the work is to demonstrate the importance of testing semantics-based 
technologies on practical problems. The authors discovered a number of 
new and interesting areas for future work, which in turn can direct the 
focus of the research community.    (09)

**About the Speaker:**    (010)

Dr. Michael Uschold is a research scientist at Boeing Phantom Works, the 
advanced research and development organization of The Boeing Company. 
His interests center around the field concerned with the development and 
application of ontologies. This includes the emerging Semantic Web, 
semantic integration, knowledge management, and more recently, in the 
area of world modeling for autonomous vehicle navigation. For over two 
decades, Mike has been involved in a wide range of activities in these 
areas, including research, applications and teaching. Dr. Uschold is on 
the industrial advisory boards of various projects and initiatives 
related to the Semantic Web and other knowledge technologies. He is very 
active in organizing and participating in workshops and conferences on 
these topics.      (011)

He received his B.S. in mathematics and physics at Canisis College in 
Buffalo, N.Y in 1977, a Masters in computer science from Rutgers 
University in 1982, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from The 
University of Edinburgh in 1991. Before arriving at the Boeing Company 
in 1997, Dr. Uschold was a senior member of technical staff in the 
Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute (AIAI) at the University 
of Edinburgh. He has also been a lecturer and a research associate at 
the Department of AI at the University of Edinburgh.    (012)

Please refer to details on the session wiki page at:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_04_21    (013)

Please point your browser to this wiki page during the session. 
Shared-screen support (VNC session) will also be available and be 
started 5 minutes before the call.    (014)

Look forward to having a lot of you at the session.    (015)

Regards. =ppy    (016)

P.S. to help us with the logistics, please add your name under the 
"expected" attendees section 
) if you are planning to attend, and haven't responded otherwise. Tx. -ppy    (017)

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