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Developer Workshop - Building Semantic Web Application and Rules Review

  • Dec 20, 2011 · 6:00 PM
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1) Building a Semantic Web Application – tradeoffs, technologies, and successes – Ryan Kohl  Using National Hockey League data, Ryan takes you through the development of a Semantic Web application to derive trends and metrics.  He focuses on the use of RDF, Jena Rules, and SPARQL Constructs.  Source code available.  He will also discuss ontology re-use, OWL constructs, and Linked Data (and why sometimes you shouldn't!). Ryan works on the intersection of semantics and data science at Inovex.  He has an MA in Philosophy from SUNY Buffalo, where he worked under Barry Smith.  Afterwards,Ryan has done ontology and semantics work using both Common Logic and RDF/OWL foundations.  He occasionally blogs at

2) Practical Rules, Rules, RulesJohn Hebeler
Multiple examples of rules, rule languages, and rule applications.  This includes negation, universal quantification, ontology alignment and more.  We look at Jena Rules, SWRL, and SPIN along with a nod to RIF itself (and a REX implementation). John, co-author of Semantic Web Programming, is an Adjunct Professor, and presents at major technical conferences around the world. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Information Systems at the University of Maryland,BC. He is an Senior Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton

Of course, discussion, comments, and questions are always welcome.  

Pizza too! - talks start sharping at 6:30 (we have a lot to cover!)



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  • Rich M.

    Thanks John & Ryan, I enjoyed the presentations very much. Happy Holidays to all...Rich Murnane

    December 21, 2011

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