Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Ms. Elisa Kendall - Thu 2005-09-08    (EVT)

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Abstract (by Elisa Kendall):    (EWI)

The Object Management Group’s (OMG) Meta Object Facility (MOF™) defines the metadata architecture for Model Driven Architecture (MDA®) and provides a basis for automating metadata management. Metadata, in this context, includes database schema, UML™ (Unified Modeling Language) models, workflow models, business process models, business rules, API definitions, and so on. MOF defines standards for automating the physical management and integration of different kinds of metadata through metamodels and mappings among them.    (EWJ)

The Semantic Web is a logical extension of existing World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, such as XML, XML Schema, and SOAP that enables explicit representation of business semantics. The goal is to make domain-specific context, nomenclature, and the language used to describe content and services on the web unambiguous from a computing perspective. Its underlying formalisms and technologies have evolved from more than two decades of research in knowledge representation, computational linguistics, and automated reasoning.    (EWK)

MDA and the Semantic Web were conceived independently and evolved with little cross-pollination over the course of several years. However, participants from both communities have recognized business benefits to bridging the two technologies to form a coherent, enterprise information interoperability architecture. The main realization of this to date is the Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM) standard, which is nearing completion in OMG with the participation of key members of the Semantic Web community.    (EWL)

In this talk, we will:    (EWM)

Ms. Elisa Kendall is the CEO of Sandpiper Software, which she founded in 1995. She has over 25 years professional experience in the design, development and deployment of enterprise-scale information management systems for communications, high technology, and manufacturing applications, with a focus on information interoperability. Over the last five years she has been instrumental in bridging emerging technologies from professional software engineering disciplines, such as the Object Management Group (OMG)’s Model Driven Architecture (MDA®) methodology, which provides a basis for automating metadata management, and knowledge representation and reasoning (Semantic Web) technologies. She is principal architect of Sandpiper's UML-based knowledge representation, ontology analysis, and reasoning architecture, and has developed rigorous methodologies for domain assessment and ontology design and development. Her formal training in Situation Semantics coupled with extensive systems integration experience led to Sandpiper’s innovative approach.    (EWY)

Ms. Kendall currently supports a number of key customers in large scale, complex taxonomy, ontology and knowledge-based systems development activities, leads the ontology and policy-based network management segment of SPARTA’s DARPA/SAPIENT effort, and is a key contributor to standards such as the OMG’s Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM). She is an active participant in the Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment activity at the W3C, with a focus on software and ontology engineering. Recent customer projects include supporting development of ontologies for a large-scale chemical engineering application, development of ontologies for monitoring and management of software in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework, and policy-based information integration architecture development for a financial services company.    (EWZ)

While acting as an independent consultant for Lockheed Martin in early 1996, she conceived the notion of applying knowledge sharing technologies to complex engineering data integration and drove the reuse strategy for the DARPA/TRI-Services RASSP program. Before founding Sandpiper, Ms. Kendall served as product development manager for Aspect Development, a provider of component and supplier management systems acquired by i2 Technologies. She started her career in development, integration, and deployment of ground-based communications, signal, and data processing systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space. She holds an MA in Linguistics from Stanford University and a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles.    (EX0)

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