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To: ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Uschold, Michael F" <michael.f.uschold@xxxxxxxxxx>
From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 16:35:33 -0700
Message-id: <426838C5.9000604@xxxxxxxx>
Thank you very much, Dr. Uschold for sharing with us your insight 
through a most interesting semantic technology application. 
Thanks also, to all who called in today, and contributed to a 
very lively discussion during the talk.    (01)

Material from Mike Uschold's talk is available on our session 
wiki page at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_04_21    (02)

... in particular, the digitized (mp3) audio recording of the 
entire talk and the ensuing discussion has now been posted. That 
will be archived in our knowledge repository for reference and 
download by anyone interested. Additionally, for the next 10 
days, telephone playback will also available. See details at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_04_21#nid5SA    (03)

Thanks & regards.  =ppy    (04)

P.S. Our invited speaker for next month will be Monica Martin 
from Sun Microsystems. Monica's talk will be on Thursday May 12, 
2005. Please mark your calendars now, and watch out for coming 
announcements on additional details.  =ppy
--     (05)

Peter P. Yim wrote Mon, 18 Apr 2005 11:10:33 -0700:
> 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.
> 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.
> Conference call-in details:
> Date: Thursday, Apr. 21, 2005
> Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST (World Time: 
> )
> Session Duration: 1.5 ~ 2 Hours
> Dial-in Number: 1-702-851-3330 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
> Participant Access Code: "686564#"
> ****Semantic Filtering****
> by Michael F. Uschold
> Abstract:
> 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.
> **About the Speaker:**
> 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. 
> 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.
> Please refer to details on the session wiki page at:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_04_21
> 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.
> Look forward to having a lot of you at the session.
> Regards. =ppy
> P.S. to help us with the logistics, please add your name under the 
> "expected" attendees section 
> (http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_04_21#nid5RJ 
> ) if you are planning to attend, and haven't responded otherwise. Tx. -ppy
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