Detecting defects in ontologies has always been important, but with the increased use of ontologies and ontology mappings in semantically-enabled applications, the importance has increased exponentially.
An educational opportunity exists this week at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This symposium on how to develop and evaluate ontologies is scheduled for May 2-3, 2013.
Military intelligence is teaming up with the science and experts of ontology to understand the challenges and solutions for storing big data. An April 18 workshop at the University at Buffalo (UB) will explore this big data conundrum, as well as related topics.
Human beings supposedly produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, according to IBM. Adding to that bit of trivia, 90 percent of the data in the world today was created in the past two years. The result is why we have the challenge of “big data” today. Enormous data sets that most relational database management systems (Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, etc.) find difficult to process. “Ontologies for Information Integration” (OI2), an April 18 workshop at the University at Buffalo, will address this challenge and offer some non-traditional solutions.
Need a reason to go to Italy? Okay, need a good reason? The Second International Workshop on Ontologies meet Advanced Information Systems (OAIS) will be held September 1-4, 2013 in Genoa, Italy.
We have heard of business intelligence, but what is clinical intelligence? It is a research and engineering discipline dedicated to the development of tools for data analysis. These tools are used for clinical research, surveillance, and effective health care management.
A group from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is testing the use of bioinformatics and other technologies to better understand how cells function. They are doing this with the use of ontologies.
Enterprise metadata can be messy, and many organizations choose to ignore it – sort of a Scarlett O’Hara mentality of “I’ll deal with it tomorrow.” The real angst stems from having no metaprocess information or higher level process descriptions.
Ontology Systems has appointed Martin James to head its worldwide sales operations. His task is to drive further growth and expansion for the company.
A science blogger shows an example of how important ontology development is to accessing your information. You see, sometimes even technical geeks get lost in the terminology of browsers, indexing, and taxonomies. This particular science blogger took time to explain for the confused few while reviewing GoPubMed, an ontology-based browser.