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New Meetup: The SILK 2 System and RIF Dialect: Semantic Rules Grow Up

From: Jill M.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Semantic Meetup!

What: The SILK 2 System and RIF Dialect: Semantic Rules Grow Up

When: Thursday, September 16,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Two Union Square 601 Union Street, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98101

Our Presenter and Co-Oraginzer:
Benjamin Grosof PhD

"Benjamin Grosof is a senior research program manager at Vulcan Inc., the parent company of Paul G. Allen (co-founder of Microsoft). There he conceived and leads a new large research program in the area of rule-based semantic technologies and artificial intelligence, aiming to be a game changer for knowledge representation and question answering. In addition, he has a part-time expert consulting business, advising companies large and small on technology and related strategy. Previously he was an IT professor at MIT Sloan [masked]) and a senior software scientist at IBM Research [masked]). He has pioneered semantic technology and standards for rules, their combination with ontologies, their application in e-commerce and business policies, and business roadmapping of the Semantic Web. He co-founded the influential RuleML industry standards design effort and prototyped it in SweetRules, the main bases for the W3C Rule Interchange Format standard now in last phase of finalization. He was lead inventor of the rule-based technique which rapidly became the currently dominant approach to commercial implementation of W3C OWL (Web Ontology Language) and the main basis of its RL (Rules Profile) standard, and of several other fundamental technical advances in knowledge representation. His background includes three major industry software releases, two years in software startups, a Stanford PhD, a Harvard BA, and over 50 refereed publications.

Vulcan Inc., [address removed]

For More Info:

Presented at 2010 Semantic Technology Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA

? This presentation is copyright Benjamin Grosof and Vulcan Inc.
All rights reserved. (Limited copyright granted to Semantic Universe.)

Outline and Overview
? SILK research program within Vulcan?s Project Halo
? Language and system for advanced knowledge representation (KR)
? Digital Aristotle vision: question-answering for science
? Scalability for social structured knowledge: entry, reuse, querying
? SILK Language, Hyper Logic Programs KR, and RIF-SILK
? Expressive features: defaults, actions, higher-order, frames, webized, interchange
? Advanced defaults: prioritized conflict handling, argumentation, hyper rules, tractability
? SILK System
? Reasoning: layered architecture, transformations, tabling
? Knowledge Acquisition (KA) and UI: interchange; editing, explanation
? Potential application areas in business and government
? Horizontal: policies, workflows; ontology mapping, knowledge integration
? Vertical: e-commerce, defense intelligence, trust, biomed, financial, mobile
? Demo of default hyper rules in SILK GUI: edit, query, explain
? Conclusions
? Higher-abstraction KR closer to human cognition and social pragmatics
? Radically extends expressive power of SQL, RDF(S), SPARQL, OWL-RL, RIF-BLD
? Remedies major limitations of semantic web?s current KR foundationGermany.

Thank you for offering to give this presentation Benjamin!
More information to follow. See you there!


Venue sponsored by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Thank you Fortunato D. Vega! - and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney)

Tonight's meeting will be MC'ed by Bobbin Teegarden (Teegs) of OntoAge

Co-Sponsorship by IEEE Computer Society of Seattle (Thank you Mike Becker and our setup and cleanup group)


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