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Smart Data: Enterprise Semantics & Search

Smart Data: Enterprise Semantics & Search

It’s a new year and it’s time to kick-off a revitalized Philadelphia Semantic Web Meetup! We’re going to get started with two awesome speakers who will be discussing their work. Mike Grove of Clark & Parsia will be discussing Stardog, an RDF database with semantic search capabilities built-in. Paul Brock will be discussing his work designing an enterprise search system for scientists at Johnson and Johnson. He will give us a content management perspective. 


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Network; food & drink provided

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM – Addressing Semantic Challenges for Effective Search, by Paul Brock of Johnson & Johnson

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Stardog Unleashed, by Mike Grove of Clark & Parsia

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Stardog Unleashed by Mike Grove

Abstract: Stardog Unleashed will provide some background on the motivation for building Stardog, as well a short review of its history and unique feature set  We will also provide an overview and demo of Stardog Web; a Javascript framework for building web applications backed by semantic technologies.

Bio: Michael Grove is the Chief Software Architect at Clark & Parsia, where he also serves as the lead developer of Stardog, the leader in RDF databases featuring fast query performance and unmatched OWL & SWRL support.

A graduate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, Michael first got started with semantic technologies in 2002 as a research assistant under Dr. Jim Hendler at the University of Maryland with the MINDSWAP group. Before joining the team at Clark & Parsia, he worked at Fujitsu Research Labs as the lead developer for the Task Computing project, an effort bringing the semantic web to pervasive computing environments.

Michael is also active in open source where he is a contributor to Pellet the leading OWL DL reasoner and maintains Empire, an implementation of JPA backed by semantic technologies. Additionally, he is contributor to the Sesame project and active on the Jena development list.

Addressing Semantic Challenges for Effective Search by Paul Brock

Abstract: TBA

Bio - Paul Brock is the Associate Director, Search Solutions at Janssen Scientific Affairs, a Johnson & Johnson company. Paul has been a speaker at the national SLA conference. He has a BS in Biology from Temple and an MS in Information Science from Drexel. 

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  • Ron Michael Z.

    I hope everyone had a great time! Here are the slides from Michael Grove's presentation:

    1 · March 5, 2014

    • Jenny

      Thanks Ron for organizing this great meetup.

      March 6, 2014

  • Ron Michael Z.

    We have a location! We'll be meeting at Venturef0rth at 417 North 8th Street. There's wi-fi and even free parking.

    February 18, 2014

  • Ron Michael Z.

    Welcome to the new members and current RSVPs for this meetup! We're still looking for a convenient downtown Philly location for the meetup and are following up on a few leads. (if you have any suggestions please let us know!) But I just wanted to confirm that it will be centrally located downtown and we hope to confirm the location by next week.

    February 13, 2014

  • Jenny

    I am working on ontology development and application in biomedical data integration. Very glad that this meetup restarts again.

    2 · February 8, 2014

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