The Oxford English Dictionary is progressing towards a third edition with over 619,000 words compiled between its binding. To compile a dictionary of nearly every word in the English language was an endeavor typical of Victorian times. This mammoth-sized task resulted in the first installment emerging in 1884 with its contents “A to Ant.”
User profiles play an important role in information retrieval systems. This "revelation" came from a software engineer study, but really, is it a big surprise?
Attivio recently released Version 3.5 of Active Intelligence Engine (AIE). This recent version features a new Ontology Module and event-driven visualization capabilities that allow analysts to monitor the status of larger, multi-node systems.
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.
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.
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.