Dr. Artemis Parvizi gave a talk in iSOCO

Dr. Artemis Parvizi, the secondee from University of Aberdeen to iSOCO, gave a talk to her colleagues in Madrid. The detail info is as follows.

Title: A dialogue-oriented ontology authoring interface

Abstract: This project aims to build an ontology authoring interface in which the user is engaged in a dialogue with the system in controlled natural language. We try to understand and analyse the intentions and goals of the users through the use of Competency Questions. The hypothesis is that by adding CQs, the interface not only will be able to have a more intelligent interaction with the user, but also occasionally direct the user.

Dr. Marco Monti gave a presentation at “15th Biennial SMDM European Meeting 2014”

Dr. Marco Monti, one K-Drive researcher from IBM Italian, gave a presentation at 15th Biennial SMDM European Meeting 2014 (http://www.smdm2014.com/). The meeting was held in Elzenveld Hotel and Congress Centre Antwerp, Belgium from June 8 to 10, and had a special focus on clinical decision making in the era of personalized medicine. The title of the presentation is “Advanced content analytics to investigate clinical deviations in cancer treatments“. The work is a collaboration with other researchers of Esther Goldbraich, Zeev Waks, Ariel Farkash, Michele Torresani, Paolo Giovanni Casali, and Boaz Carmeli.

Dr ARTEMIS PARVIZI starts her secondment in iSOCO

Dr. ARTEMIS PARVIZI from University of Aberdeen starts her secondment in iSOCO. Her secondment will focus on work package 4. The aim of this secondment is to (partially) develop a semi-natural language user interface through which users will be able to pose questions against ontologies and receive feedback as to whether and to what extent these ontologies can answer these questions.

Semantic Web: How far is it from the main stream market?

Dr. Jeff Z. Pan, seconded to iSOCO from last month, is going to give a talk in iSOCO. The title and abstract are as follows.

Title: Semantic Web: How far is it from the main stream market?

Research in Semantic Web Technologies has been going on for more than a decade. People want to know if semantic applications are still only piloted and/or put into production by early adopters, or starting to infiltrate mainstream. As Semantic Web Technologies often deliver backend solutions, not necessarily visible from the outside, it is not always easy to recognise their industrial uptake. In this talk, I am going to share my thoughts on this topic, purely based on public information avaiable out there, as well as on  development within the K-Drive project that might help further industrial uptake.