Ontolog Series on "Database And Ontology" (Session-12) - Thu 24-Jan-2008    (133I)

Conference Call Details    (17EZ)

Attendees    (17FT)

Background    (17G2)

This is the 12th and final episode (for now) of the "Database and Ontology series" of talks and discussions, during which this community will be exploring the landscape, issues and interactions between databases and ontologies.    (17G3)

This is a community-driven set of activities, and is probably long overdue. On 15-Aug-2006, TatianaMalyuta (who just joined the community after participating at our 23-Jul-2006 face-to-face workshop at Stanford, brought up her request for the Ontolog Forum to delve into the subject of "Database and Ontologiy." An almost unprecedented flurry of online responses were received from the community. It was decided that we could systematically pursue the subject by mounting a mini-series on the matter at hand.    (17G4)

A planning meeting for what has started out as a mini-series took place on 31-Aug-2006. MatthewWest was invited to champion the effort, and a "Program & Technical Advisory Team" was formed, comprising MatthewWest (Lead), AdrianWalker, AtillaElci, ChrisPartridge, LeoObrst, PeterYim, SusieStephens & TatianaMalyuta.    (17G5)

See also: DatabaseAndOntology (the 'project' homepage for this series)    (17G6)

The community is requested to contribute their thoughts by posting to [ontolog-forum] or to the DatabaseAndOntology wiki page (and/or its subpages). We hope to accumulate and synthesize the knowledge gathered and compile it into a written deliverable (a paper or even a handbook) that we could publish this collaboratively authored work to other relevant media and channels (like relevant conferences or the wikipedia.)    (17G7)

Agenda & Proceedings: "Database And Ontology" Series Session-12    (17G8)

Title: Information Integration Intelligence with Semantic Technology    (17GH)

Abstract (by HolgerKnublauch):    (17EC)

One of the key capabilities of Semantic Web Technology is its support for open, linked data models. The open architecture of RDF and OWL promises to simplify the integration of data from heterogeneous sources to lift legacy data into linked information spaces. In particular we encounter many customers who have large amounts of existing data in relational databases, XML files and spreadsheets. In this talk we will present approaches to lift these data sources (and other formats) into Semantic Web languages, and present existing tool support in the context of the TopBraid Suite. Based on these import capabilities, we will show how open standards like SPARQL can be used to define mappings between heterogeneous schemas. We will also report about case studies from commercial and government projects to illustrate how integrated semantic data models can be used to generate business intelligence reports, mash-ups and other forms of model-driven output.    (17GI)

About the Invited Speaker:    (17EE)

[picture of Dr. Holger Knublauch] http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/work/DatabaseAndOntology/2008-01-24_HolgerKnublauch/holger_1a.jpg    (17GJ)

Dr. Holger Knublauch is Vice President for product development at TopQuadrant. He is also the lead developer of the TopBraid product family at TopQuadrant. He is furthermore well known in the Semantic Web community for his former role as the designer and developer of the original Protégé OWL Plugin. Holger holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Ulm in Germany.    (17GK)

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Audio Recording of this Session    (17GZ)