Magnet for the Needle in a Search Haystack
U.S. Department of Transportation * DOT Media Center,
Oklahoma City Room * Washington DC
December 6, 2012 8:30 am-4:30 pm
What is Semantic Search? What user requirements does it seek to address? How is Semantic Search being implemented? How can Semantic Search technologies be evaluated? What results have we seen thus far, and what are the areas of research that may bring future improvements? These questions and related topics will be addressed by experts in semantic search and related technologies, users, implementers and academic researchers. Dean Allemang, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Scientist at Open Data Registry (previously of TopQuadrant) will place semantic search in the semantic web landscape. Dr. Denise Bedford, Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management at Kent State University, will discuss the various views of semantic search. Other speakers will address linked data applications in libraries, museums and archives; the impact of semantic search on visualization tools; and the development of tools to support semantic search in particular communities. Information managers and technologists from various user communities will discuss the needs of their end users that they are seeking to address with semantic search. Students working in this area will provide a look at the future through a series of lightning talks.
This workshop will be of interest to information managers, technologists, content providers, enterprise architects and researchers across sectors.
Welcome from NTL and CENDI
Amanda Wilson, Director, National Transportation Library, U.S. Department of Transportation
SETTING THE LANDSCAPE
Moderator: Michael Pendleton, US Environmental Protection Agency
Moderator: Gail Rayburn, John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Link to the recorded session: (48 mins.) https://kentedu.webex.com/kentedu/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=31276952&rKey=b40a0a158d5f7228
10:45 am The Value Proposition for Semantic Search: A User Panel (ppt)
The Library Community: Diane Hillmann, Metadata Management Associates
The Data Community: George Thomas, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Health Informatics Community: Helga Rippen, Westat
The Intelligence Community: Leslie Mitchell, Information International Associates
The Publishing Community: Joe Hilger, Avalon Consulting
For an Enterprise: Farah Gheriss, International Monetary Fund
11:30 am Lunch [On Your Own, DOT Cafeteria]
Link to recorded session (1 hour 27 mins.) https://kentedu.webex.com/kentedu/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=31284767&rKey=41860184f1d2d442
(Note the beginning two minutes visual was incorrect.)
Link to recorded session (1 hour 3 mins.) https://kentedu.webex.com/kentedu/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=31288632&rKey=d953fb40266f3383
Moderator: Denise Bedford, Kent State University
Through the Eye of the Needle: Making Sense of Humanities Scholarship with Linked Open Data Amalia Levi, College of information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
Knowledge Architecture to Support Search Visualization, Bryan Schneider, Enterprise Information Architecture, International Monetary Fund
Link to the recorded session (37 mins) https://kentedu.webex.com/kentedu/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=31291082&rKey=a38d4c8747326fab
Moderator: Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies LLC
4:30 pm Adjourn
NKOS (Networked Knowledge Organization Systems) is an ad hoc work group of more than 100 international experts and implementers of knowledge organization systems. NKOS is devoted to enabling knowledge organization systems/services (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies, as networked, interactive information services to support the description and retrieval of diverse information resources through the Internet.
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