Tutorial: Combining Google News, Entity Extraction, and Linked Data

Our June event will explore how to extract data entities from the latest breaking news, and use linked data to connect with related information. This event will feature Jans Aasman, the CEO of Franz, Inc, maker of the AllegroGraph triple store.

Entity Extraction is a technology to extract entities such as names, locations, dates, and industry specific terminology from text. We apply a professional entity extractor (Cogito from Expert System S.p.A.) to a scrape of Google News. We load the extracted entities in AllegroGraph and then link all the people and all the places mentioned in the news articles to public linked datasets such as the DBPedia and Geonames.

We'll use Gruff (Graph Browser) to demo some queries on this dataset that are currently impossible with regular search engines.

Attendees will be encouraged to download AllegroGraph and Gruff to work through the examples presented. These can be found at http://franz.com/...

The event is in the Madison building. The best entrance is on Independence, between 1st and 2nd Streets (SE). Once you enter, head straight back through the lobby to the National Digital Library Learning Center. http://www.loc.gov/vi...

Our Presenter - Jans Aasman, CEO, Franz Inc.

Jans Aasman started his career as an experimental and cognitive psychologist, earning his PhD in cognitive science with a detailed model of car driver behavior using Lisp and Soar. He has spent most of his professional life in telecommunications research, specializing in intelligent user interfaces and applied artificial intelligence projects.

From 1995 to 2004, he was also a part-time professor in the Industrial Design department of the Technical University of Delft. Jans is currently the CEO of Franz Inc., the leading supplier of commercial, persistent, and scalable RDF database products that provide the storage layer for powerful reasoning and ontology modeling capabilities for Semantic Web applications. Dr. Aasman has gained notoriety as a conference speaker at such events as Semantic Technologies Conference, International Semantic Web Conference, Java One, Linked Data Planet, INSA, GeoWeb, ICSC, C-Shals, RuleML and DEBS.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    @Anisha I sent you an email with my details. Thanks

    June 19, 2010

  • Anisha N Steve

    @Binesh Gummadi if you email me I can send you a copy of the presentation

    June 18, 2010

  • Anisha N Steve

    Jans Aasman was kind enough to give me a copy of the presentation. I've emailed @Brian Eubanks about a copy @Binesh Gummadi if you'd like one send me an email with an email address and I'll forward it to you too. cheers

    June 18, 2010

  • Bernadette Hyland

    Very good live demo and presentation. It was particularly interesting to see how it is being used for improved customer support (Amdocs). The best part of all SemWeb meetups IMO is the discussion and exchange of ideas that the presentation kicks off. Many thanks to Jans Aasman for speaking at the Washington DC meet up!

    June 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I waited long for this meetup and couldn't make it last night. Did anybody record the presentation?

    June 18, 2010

  • Drew

    Wonderful presentation! Coming in, I knew very little about "the Semantic Web, etc.", but the talk really gave me a good "feel" for it... Also, sorry to all (most of all to you, Jans, and second-most to you, Brian) for leaving early -- I had an important appointment afterward, and I was certainly not bored and was/am sorry for being rude!

    June 17, 2010

  • Patrick Stingley

    Outstanding presentation. I really learned a lot and I liked the tips on how to do some of these things, especially using open source tools. I am interested in the commercial product and particularly the geospatial application of it.

    June 17, 2010

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