Ontolog Invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. Christopher Welty - Thu 2008.06.12    (1IYK)

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Title: RIF: Rules Interchange Format    (1IYP)

The next in semantic web standards is RIF, the standard for rules interchange on the semantic web. The W3C RIF Working Group has been progressing at a glacial pace for 2.5 years but has finally settled on a "Basic Logic Dialect" (RIF-BLD) as a core rules language for logic-based rule systems (e.g. FOL, stable-model LP, well founded LP, etc.). In this talk I will review RIF-BLD, its syntax and semantics, and talk about future plans.    (1DT2)

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                                    [Dr. Christopher Welty]    (1IYY)

Chris Welty is a Research Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. Previously, he taught Computer Science at Vassar College , taught at and received his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , and accumulated over 14 years of teaching experience before moving to industrial research. Chris' principal area of research is Knowledge Representation, specifically ontologies and the semantic web, and he spends most of his time applying this technology to Information Retrieval and, in the past, Software Engineering. Dr. Welty serves on the steering committee of the Formal Ontology in Information Systems Conferences, as chair of the Knowledge Representation Conference , on the advisory board of IJCAI on the editorial boards of AI Magazine, The Journal of Applied Ontology, and The Journal of Web Semantics , was an editor in the W3C Web Ontology Working Group . Chris Welty's work on ontologies and ontology methodology has appeared in CACM , and numerous other publications.    (1IZ0)

Chris chairs the Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group at W3C. He has also been the co-developer of the OntoClean methodology, with NicolaGuarino.    (1IZ1)

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