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[ontolog-forum] Proceedings - Ontolog Mini-Series: Database and Ontology

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 02:40:05 -0800
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On Thursday 8-Feb-2007, we had a really exciting session for the 
4th episode of the Ontolog mini-series on "Database and 
Ontology." Dr. Matthew West (Shell International Petroleum 
Company) presided over the session with invited speaker, Mr. 
Martin O'Connor, a Researcher from Stanford Medical Informatics 
who presented his talk on "Efficiently Querying Relational 
Databases using OWL and SWRL."    (01)

Our appreciations go out to Mr. O'Connor for sharing his 
wonderful work with us, to Dr. Timothy Redmond (who leads the 
development of Stanford Medical Informatics' Protégé ontology 
editing tool) for recommending this talk, to Dr. Matthew West for 
championing this mini-series, and, as always, to all the 
participants for joining us and for contributing to the extensive 
discussion we had during the session.    (02)

Proceedings of the session are captured on our wiki page, at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_02_08    (03)

In particular, full audio recording of the session is now 
available - see: 
... Mr. O'Connor's presentation and the ensuing discussion 
contribute to yet another piece in the body of knowledge on 
ontology and ontological engineering that our community is 
building together. Thanks again!    (04)

Best regards. =ppy    (05)

P.S. Upcoming events:    (06)

* On Thursdays 22-February-2007, Dr. Steven Ray from NIST will be 
presenting us the 4th Event in the "Ontology Evaluation & 
Measurement" Mini-Series. Dr. Michael Gruninger (University of 
Toronto) and Mr. Conrad Bock (NIST) will be our invited speakers 
for that session.    (07)

* Thursday, 1-March-2007 - Dr. Tom Gruber, the scientist who 
defined the term "ontology" in the sense we apply to its use in 
computer science, artificial intelligence and the semantic web 
these days, will be our invited speaker. The talk will be 
pertinent to our ongoing Ontology Summit 2007 initiative.    (08)

* Thursday, 8-March-2007 - we will be presenting the 5th session 
in the "Database And Ontology" Mini-Series - Dr. Adrian Walker, 
CTO of Reengineering LLC, will be our invited speaker. He will be 
presenting a talk on "Usability, Databases and Ontologies"    (09)

** Don't miss any of these great events. Mark your calendars now, 
and be on the look out for the official announcement of the event 
which will be coming out soon.    (010)

Tx. =ppy
--     (011)

Re: [ontolog-invitation] Ontolog Mini-Series: Database and 
Ontology (Session-4) - Mr. Martin O'Connor - Thu 08-Feb-2007    (012)

http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_02_08    (013)

*REMINDER*    (014)

The Ontolog "Database & Ontology" mini-series invited talk by Mr. 
Martin O'Connor from Stanford Medical Informatics, on "using OWL 
and SWRL to query relational databases" is coming up this 
Thursday 8-Feb-2007 (starting at 18:30 UTC / 6:30pm BST / 1:30pm 
EST / 10:30am PST).    (015)

Come find out how one can use the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and 
the Semantic Web Rule Language (SWRL) to query data that is 
stored in relational databases!    (016)

RSVP (by e-mailing the sender off-line; if you aren't already an 
Ontolog member, kindly include your name, affiliation and job 
title as well) if you are planning to attend and haven't already 
responded.    (017)

We look forward to having you at the session.    (018)

Regards.  =ppy
--     (019)

Peter P. Yim wrote Thu, 01 Feb 2007 03:17:48 -0800:
 > Re: 
 >    (020)

 > The Ontolog community is pleased to announce the fourth event 
of Ontolog mini-series on "Database and Ontology."  Mr. Martin 
O'Connor, a Researcher from Stanford Medical Informatics will be 
our invited speaker on Thursday, 08-Feb-2007. Mr. O'Connor will 
be giving a talk entitled: "Efficiently Querying Relational 
Databases using OWL and SWRL".
 > We take pleasure in inviting you to join us at this virtual event.
 >    (021)

 > *Conference call-in details*:
 > Date: Thursday, 08-February-2007
 > Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 18:30 GMT/UTC
 > Session Duration: 1.5~2.0 Hours Dial-in Number:
 >    o from a telephone (US): +1-605-475-8590 (South Dakota, USA)
 >    o from a phone (Europe): 0870-738-0763 (UK)
 >                          or 01805 00 7620 (Germany)
 >    o callers from other countries please dial into either one 
of the US or European numbers
 >    o Conference ID: "5823120#"
 >    o Direct call from from Skype: +990008275823120
 > Shared-screen support will be available
 >    (022)

 > Session Chair  : *Dr. Matthew West* (Shell International 
Petroleum Co.)    (023)

 > Invited Speaker: *Mr. Martin O'Connor* (Stanford Medical 
Informatics)    (024)

 > Topic: *Efficiently Querying Relational Databases*
 >         *using OWL and SWRL*
 >    (025)

 > *Abstract*: (by Martin O'Connor)
 > For the foreseeable future most data will continue to be 
stored in relational databases. To work with these data in 
OWL-based applications, tools and techniques that bridge the two 
models are required. Mapping all relational data to instances in 
an OWL knowledge base is often not practical, and is 
inappropriate in query-driven systems. To address this problem we 
have developed tools that allow the direct querying of relational 
data from OWL applications. We use OWL's rule language SWRL to 
express these queries. A number of optimizations are employed to 
ensure that this process is efficient and scales to large data sets.    (026)

 > *About the Speaker*:
 > Before joining Stanford Medical Informatics, *Mr. Martin 
O'Connor* worked for several years at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research 
Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. At Stanford he was involved in 
the development of the EON system, a component-based architecture 
for developing decision support systems for guideline based care. 
Mr. O'Connor also developed the Chronus temporal query system, 
which has been used in a number of projects to perform temporal 
queries on biomedical data. Martin also coordinated the 
development of the BioSTORM, a research system to develop and 
evaluate intelligent systems for epedimic detection and 
characerization. In parallel with the BioSTORM efforts he is 
investigating the use of rules and query languages on the 
Semantic Web. Mr. O'Connor is currently developing the SWRLTab, 
an open source Protege-OWL-based development environment for the 
Semantic Web rule language (SWRL).
 >    (027)

 > *Refer to details on the session wiki page at*: 
 >    (028)

 > This will be a virtual session over an augmented conference 
call. The session is expected to start with a 1 Hour presentation 
followed by a Q&A and 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).    (029)

 > 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.    (030)

 > *RSVP* by by emailing me at <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline so 
that we can prepare enough resources to support everyone. (Kindly 
include your affiliation and job title if you aren't already a 
member of the Ontolog community.)
 >    (031)

 > Regards. =ppy
 > Peter P. Yim
 > Co-convener, Ontolog    (032)

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