Retrieving Images with Ontologies

June 28, 2013  
 Posted in indexing, News, ontology

Medical imagery can be as helpful as medical information. Searching for them may be a little different though. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH are building a large-scale medical image retrieval system for consumers using a medical ontology.

Taylor: Developing an Ontology of Legal Research

June 26, 2013  
 Posted in Access Insights

Amy Taylor, JD, MLIS, of American University, has posted the video and slides of her presentation, Developing an Ontology of Legal Research. She describes the use of an ontology in this recap: “A legal research ontology could be useful because the transition from print to digital sources has shifted the way research is conducted and […]

Looking Forward with Ontologies

June 25, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology, semantic

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.

Learn More About Ontologies

April 29, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology

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 is Addressing Big Data

April 12, 2013  
 Posted in metadata, News, ontology, storage

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.

Solutions for Big Data

April 9, 2013  
 Posted in metadata, News, ontology

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.

Ontologies in Italy

March 29, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology

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.

A Different Kind of Intelligence

March 19, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology, semantic

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.

Ontologies Used for Medical Research

March 13, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology

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.

Making a Path in the Data

February 14, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology

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.

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