Adam Cheyer's invited talk on "Ontology Management in CALO, a
Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes" is coming up this
Thursday. I've personally been looking forward to this for more
than 2 years now ... and its finally here. Register now (by
e-mailing me offline), if you are planning to attend and haven't
already done so. (02)
I look forward to having you at the session. ... you don't want
to miss this! (03)
Peter P. Yim wrote Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:45:01 -0700:
> 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.
> 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.
> *Conference call-in details*:
> 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
> Topic: *Ontology Management in CALO, a Cognitive Assistant that Learns
> and Organizes*
> *Abstract*: (by Adam Cheyer)
> 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.
> 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.
> *About the Speakers*:
> *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.
> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
> 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:
> 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. (010)
> *RSVP* by by emailing me at <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline.
> Regards. =ppy
> Peter P. Yim
> Co-convener, Ontolog
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