Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Paolo Bouquet 

Knowledge Web NoE (FP6-507482)

Knowledge Web NoE (FP6-507482) 

Knowledge Web NoE (FP6-507482)

Sigma Knowledge Engineering Environment - Main 

Sigma Knowledge Engineering Environment - Main

Bibster 

Bibster: "Bibster is a Java-based system which assists researchers in managing, searching, and sharing bibliographic metadata (e.g. from BibTeX files) in a peer-to-peer network.
The advantage of the system is it provides the possibility to search on a distributed peer-to-peer network using Semantic Web technologies. It provides an easy way to share data with other researchers. "

The Analytic-Synthetic Distinction 

The Analytic-Synthetic Distinction
"Argument II: Holism and indeterminacy

Recall (‘Epistemology Naturalized’) that Quine argues for:
· The underdetermination of theory by experience.
· The indeterminacy of translation.
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Monday, December 20, 2004

Semantic Web Services Initiative (SWSI) 

Semantic Web Services Initiative (SWSI): "The Semantic Web Services Initiative (SWSI) is an ad hoc initiative of academic and industrial researchers, many of which are involved in DARPA and EU funded research projects.

The SWSI mission is threefold:

- to create infrastructure that combines Semantic Web and Web Services technologies to enable maximal automation and dynamism in all aspects of Web service provision and use, including (but not limited to) discovery, selection, composition, negotiation, invocation, monitoring and recovery;

- to coordinate ongoing research initiatives in the Semantic Web Services area;

- to promote the results of SWSI work to academia and industry.

In order to achieve the above overall mission, a number of theoretical, methodological and empirical issues must be addressed. These include:

- creation of language and ontological infrastructure to support incorporation of machine understandable semantics into Web services;

- development of appropriate Web Services architecture and applications.

The SWSI mission will be accomplished through:

- work in the various SWSI committees;

- discussions;

- publications;

- implementations;

- coordination with standards bodies.

SWSI deliverables may include proposals to standards bodies and feedback on industry white papers."

OWL-S: Semantic Markup for Web Services 

OWL-S: Semantic Markup for Web Services: "Abstract
The Semantic Web should enable greater access not only to content but also to services on the Web. Users and software agents should be able to discover, invoke, compose, and monitor Web resources offering particular services and having particular properties, and should be able to do so with a high degree of automation if desired. Powerful tools should be enabled by service descriptions, across the Web service lifecycle. OWL-S (formerly DAML-S) is an ontology of services that makes these functionalities possible. In this submission we describe the overall structure of the ontology and its three main parts: the service profile for advertising and discovering services; the process model, which gives a detailed description of a service's operation; and the grounding, which provides details on how to interoperate with a service, via messages.
Following the layered approach to markup language development, the current version of OWL-S builds on the Ontology Web Language (OWL) Recommendation produced by theWeb-Ontology Working Group at the World Wide Web Consortium. "

Metadata, Business Rules & Semantics 

Metadata, Business Rules & Semantics: "Our industry has become extremely fragmented and nowhere is this more apparent than in a Business Intelligence environment. We have experts in application development, who specialize in Object-Oriented Design and Development. Then we have experts in database management, specializing in relational design, both logical and physical. In addition, we have Data Warehouse specialists, and even within data warehousing we have business intelligence application developers, ETL developers and integration specialists; we also have metadata design and development experts. Not to mention Database Administrators (DBA�s), System Administrators, and Data Administrators.
What is needed is unification. Bill Inmon published a great article several months ago about the Unified Theory of Metadata. This article goes a step further and brings together several disciplines within Information Management to accomplish goals that both government entities and corporations deem important, such as Data Quality, and describes how a unified approach can enable businesses to be more responsive to their customers and the changing landscape of business."

Eclipse Tools - EMF, XSD, SDO - Home 

Eclipse Tools - EMF, XSD, SDO - Home: "EMF is a modeling framework and code generation facility for building tools and other applications based on a structured data model. From a model specification described in XMI, EMF provides tools and runtime support to produce a set of Java classes for the model, a set of adapter classes that enable viewing and command-based editing of the model, and a basic editor. Models can be specified using annotated Java, XML documents, or modeling tools like Rational Rose, then imported into EMF. Most important of all, EMF provides the foundation for interoperability with other EMF-based tools and applications."

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