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seekda's Web Service search engine

Nathalie Steinmetz (de Bruijn) Presents:

 seekda's Web Service search engine (

Tonight’s talk will focus on two major points: (a) the basics of the search engine - such as focused crawling of the Web for publicly available services, automatic information extraction, semantic service annotation, as well as semantic search options for the user; and (b) seekda's attempts to use crowd sourcing on Amazon Mechanical Turk in order to improve the quantity and quality of the Web Service annotations. Part of the talk (mostly part (b)) will be based on a paper to be presented at the AAAI 2012 Spring Symposium in Palo Alto, March 2012.

Since moving to the US in late 2010, Nathalie is working as senior consultant with seekda, an Austrian start-up company whose products are based on latest research results in the domains of semantic technologies and Web Service technologies. Before her move to the US, Nathalie was leading seekda's research department, and participated in several national and EU-funded projects (amongst others Service-Finder, SOA4All, Insemtives). She holds an MSc in Computer Science from the Semantic Technology Institute at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her research focused on focused crawling, semantic annotation of web services and semantic search engines.


Thank you Nathalie for giving us the opportuniity to hear about your work and seekda! We look forward to seeing your presentation on March 13th!


~ Jillian & Bobbin



Hey everyone,

Seaton said we could meet in his incubator space (it’s free of charge – thank you Seaton):


821 Second Avenue, 8th Floor

Seattle, WA 98104


It’s across from the Metropolitan Grill.  I think everyone’s on their own for parking.

Also, we need to encourage folk to get there before doors lock downstairs at 6:30 if possible.  We

can post me downstairs to let folk in between 6:30-7 in case.


I will pay for the pizza (3 large?).


Seaton, is there a good place near you to get pizza delivery?


Fortunato, thank you for your offer also, and please do bring more of your interesting folk.

Mike Uschold says hi to all (he’s in a fascinating conference on Semantic Textual Similarity in NYC:  wow.


And thank you, Seaton, see you tomorrow at 5:30 to set up.  Cheers,



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  • Michael P.

    Excellent! :-)

    April 2, 2012

  • Nathalie Steinmetz (de B.

    Very lively and interesting discussions! Thanks to all the participants!

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    very interesting presentation

    March 30, 2012

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