August 26, 2010 – Yehoshua Perl and James Geller, professors of computer science at New Jersey Institute of Technology, were awarded a patent for “Intersection Ontologies for Organizing Data,” a method for organizing sets of data into forms that are more easily usable.

NanoWerk brought us this news in their article, “15 new US patents awarded this past year to NJIT researchers.” As the titled alluded, 15 patents were awarded, increasing the total number of issued patents for New Jersey Institute of Technology to 97, with more than 150 applications pending. New Jersey Institute of Technology ranks as a leader in size and growth of research programs among technological universities.

It is nice to see the validation of ontologies. We look forward to seeing what comes of this patented technology.

Melody K. Smith

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