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[Event] Linked Data in Watson: Using Linked Data as Evidence for Natural Language Processing Lotico Boston event 11/16

From: Marco N.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 2:36 PM
FYI on November 16th we will organize a global Lotico event in Boston.
Our special guest for this event will be Chris Welty. The event is
kindly sponsored by the Semantic Web Summit 2010, the premiere
Semantic Web business conference. The event will be free to attend but
you can in addition use our SWNY coupon code to receive a special 15%
discount on a full conference ticket here:


Presentation details

Linked Data in Watson:
Using Linked Data as Evidence for Natural Language Processing
Chris Welty
IBM Research

A team at IBM Research is working to build Watson, a computing system
that can understand and answer complex questions with enough precision
and speed to compete against the best human quiz show competitors
http://www.resear...­ . As with the previous AI grand
challenge attempted at IBM Research, (playing chess at a grand master
level) the principle challenges for machines to achieve expert
performance are fundamentally different than for people. For Watson,
the challenge is not acquiring enough knowledge to answer questions,
but understanding the questions well enough to exploit the knowledge
it has. In this talk I will discuss the rather non-obvious role that
linked open data has played in developing Watson.

Chris Welty is a Research Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research
Center in New York. His principal area of research is Knowledge
Representation, specifically ontologies and the semantic web, and he
spends most of his time applying this technology to Natural Language
Question Answering as a member of the DeepQA/Watson team. He is best
known as a co-developer of the OntoClean methodology with Nicola
Guarino, and as the co-chair of the W3C RIF working group.

Please be advised that we will meet at the Hynes Convention Center in
Boston for this special event which is kindly hosted by the Semantic
Web Summit 2010 conference.

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115

November 16, 2010 - 6pm

How to register for the event?

If you aren't a member of the Lotico Boston Semantic Web group and you
plan to join us for this event in Boston please indicate your RSVP on
the Lotico wiki by simply adding your name to the attendee list here:


Marco Neumann
Come and join us at the Semantic Web Summit - Examining the Impact:
Semantic Technology for Business, in Boston Nov 16-17, 2010
use our SWNY coupon code for a special group discount

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