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[ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speakers - Mr. Adam Cheyer - Thu 2006.0

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:45:01 -0700
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We are pleased to announce that Mr. Adam Cheyer, a Program 
Director in SRI's Artificial Intelligence Center, will be 
presenting a talk at the Ontolog Forum entitled: "Ontology 
Management in CALO, a Cognitive Assistant that Learns and 
Organizes" on Thursday May 4, 2006.    (02)

This is the 4th event in our series of talks and discussions that 
revolve around the topic: "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of 
Knowledge" during which this community will explore the "what's" 
and "how's" to the development of a semantically interoperable 
application, using the improved access to the content of Ontolog 
as a case in point.    (03)

*Conference call-in details*:    (04)

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2006
Start Time:  10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT / 17:30 UTC
   (World Time:
Session Duration: ~2 Hours
Dial-in Number: +1-641-696-6600 (Iowa)
Participant Access Code: "686564#"
Shared-screen support will be available    (05)

Topic: *Ontology Management in CALO, a Cognitive Assistant that 
Learns and Organizes*    (06)

*Abstract*: (by Adam Cheyer)    (07)

CALO is one of DARPA's most ambitious efforts to develop a 
persistent assistant that lives with, learns from, and supports 
users in managing the complexities of their daily work lives. A 
multi-year project that unites some 200+ researchers from 25 
academic and commercial organizations, the goal is to produce a 
single system where learning happens "in vivo", inside an 
ever-evolving agent that can observe, comprehend, reason, 
anticipate, act, and communicate.    (08)

In this talk, we will first provide an overview of CALO: the 
what, the how, the why. Next, we will discuss the engineering 
methods we use to develop and maintain the ontology of CALO. CALO 
has some unusual requirements, such as "Concept Learning" where 
the ontology is extended and modified "in-the-wild" by machine 
learning algorithms. Finally, we will demonstrate IRIS, a 
semantic desktop that serves as the office environment that 
integrates best with CALO. IRIS leverages many of CALO's 
techniques to ontology management, and being open source, 
provides a distributable, transparent example of the approach.    (09)

*About the Speakers*:    (010)

*Mr. Adam Cheyer* is currently a Program Director in SRI's 
Artificial Intelligence Center, where he serves as Chief 
Architect of the CALO/PAL project, an ambitious effort to create 
a next-generation personal cognitive assistant. Previously, Mr. 
Cheyer was VP of Engineering at Dejima, a provider of natural 
interaction technology for mobile applications, and before that, 
VP of Engineering at Verticalnet, an enterprise software 
provider. As Senior Scientist and Co-Director of the Computer 
Human Interaction Center (CHIC) at SRI International, Mr. Cheyer 
led a multidisciplinary team of researchers exploring web 
services, distributed knowledge, and pervasive computing.    (011)

*Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_05_04    (012)

This will be a virtual session over an augmented conference call. 
The session is expected to start with a 45 min. ~ 1 Hour 
presentation followed by an extended discussion between the 
participants and the speaker. The entire session will be recorded 
and made available as open content under the prevailing Ontolog 
IPR policy (see: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid32).    (013)

As usual, this Ontolog event is open to all. I look forward to 
having you at this session. Please pass the announcement along to 
those who might be interested to join us too.    (014)

*RSVP* by by emailing me at <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline.    (015)

Regards. =ppy    (016)

Peter P. Yim
Co-convener, Ontolog
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