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Leveraging Existing Ontologies - we will have 2 presentations as described

  • Dec 10, 2009 · 5:30 PM
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There has been a date change due to a venue conflict - please mark your calenders!! There are many existing open source ontologies that can be used to jumpstart an initial effort in this area, or to supplement existing efforts. Several large RDF datasets exist, covering multiple domains. Many of these were developed as a result of the EU funded programs, some come from other sources. We will start the meeting, as usual, with a round table discussion, whereby everyone introduces themselves and expresses their area of interest. After that we can focus on the ontologies or RDF datasets in the domains that participants are interested in. We will also take a look at some of the larger RDF databsets such as the drug bank repository (almost 5000 FDA-approved small molecule and biotech drugs and over 700,000 triples) , an e-commerce RDF dataset and others. We will also discuss various means of utilizing and leveraging this information. In addition we will have a presentation by
Michael Bergsma - Of Abinition, Inc
Semantic Web Ontology Example: Semiconductor Manufacturing Abinition Inc, will give a short demo - a tour - of a typical Ontology for a typical Semiconductor Manufacturer. This demo is part 1 if 2 parts, the first part overviews the need for Semantic Web technology in an industry such as Semiconductors; overcoming the fear of losing information (database) integrity. Part I will use a popular open-source Ontology editor to view a sample Ontology which will be created from and populated by a real legacy database. Yes, both Classes and Instances come together! The hurdles and considerations in building this Ontology are discussed. Using standard queries, we can demonstrate the Ontology's inherent usefulness and effectiveness in retrieving information that would otherwise have never been previously available in such a straightforward fashion. In Part II, in a subsequent meetup, Abinition will give a demo that shows how an Ontology can also drive a web application, and to discuss what that could mean for the future of web-based applications in general. Remember - parking is rough - If you have not been to this venue before Exit the 5 freeway at Del Mar Heights road. Travel north. The first exit after El Camino Real is signature Point. The business centre is to the left and straight ahead. Parking is tight so it may be best to park at the del mar highlands shopping centre and directly opposite and walk across the road!

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  • Bill S.

    The presentations were informative and interesting

    December 11, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I can't make it as will have an LA Meetup that same night. But look forward to meeting everyone soon.

    December 1, 2009

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