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by Karen Coyle
Karen Coyle [DC-2012]
Karen Coyle is a librarian with over thirty years of experience with library technology. She now consults in a variety of areas relating to digital libraries. Karen has published dozens of articles and reports, most available on her web site, kcoyle.net. She has served on standards committees including the MARC standards group (MARBI), the OpenURL standard, and was an ALA representative to the e-book standards development that led to ePub. She follows, writes, and speaks on a wide range policy areas, including intellectual property, privacy, and public access to information. As a consultant she works primarily on metadata development and technology planning. She is currently investigating the possibilities offered by the Semantic Web and Linked Data technology.
Keynote Abstract: Much of the activity today in the creation of Resource Description Framework (RDF) ontologies and the building of actual linked data is based on sets of data that were created for technologies that pre-date the Semantic Web. Although it is possible to transform, for example, the data in a relational database to RDF, we must assume that such data may not represent "linked data thinking". Karen Coyle will talk about "thinking differently" about data with examples from libraries and other communities with substantial reservoirs of legacy data.
» Joachim Neubert, German National Library of Economics, Germany
» Johannes Keizer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
» John Fereira, Cornell University Library, United States
» Thomas Baker, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), United States
A number of the organizations likely to be represented at the DC-2012 use a Drupal platform (e.g., FAO and VIVO) or are planning such a migration (ZBW Labs and DCMI). This special session would explore the relationship between Drupal and Linked Open Data (LOD) vocabularies—specifically, how Drupal systems can ingest and use LOD vocabularies and publish data using LOD vocabularies. How does, or how might, Drupal interact with the Agrovoc Vocbench, AgInfra tools, metadata registries, or Schema.org?
Ingesting and displaying Linked Open Data from SPARQL endpoints using Drupal extensions such as views, sparql_views, and rdfx (e.g., see Lin Clark's video, linked below).
"Web Taxonomy", a Drupal module for integrating excerpts of terminologies from the LOD cloud as taxonomies for referencing in Drupal RDFa. It has been suggested that Agrovoc, with its large set of supported languages, might use the Web Taxonomy module to index in one language, then automatically update and display labels in all supported languages.
"Economics Taxonomies", a Drupal plugin under development by ZBW Labs, which leverages JSON responses from external autosuggest Web services and SPARQL endpoints.
"Neologism", a Drupal module from DERI, which pushes vocabularies into the LOD cloud.
"AgrovocField", a Drupal module that connects to the Agrovoc web services built on the VocBench and provides a user-friendly widget with an autocomplete box. In future, will support automatically tagging a node field (textarea, file attachment or web URL) using the Agrotagger web +services based on Agrovoc.
"Autotagging" and "Textmining_API", early-beta Drupal modules that support using 3rd party services for automatic indexing and are designed to be extensible by plugging in other services.
"Schemaorg", a Drupal 7 module.
"schemaorg_kickstarter", a Drupal 7 distribution that already includes content types with typical mappings to schema.org classes and properties.
The session would begin with lightning talks about projects that use or are implementing any of the approaches above. These presentations would lead into "unconference"-style brainstorming to identify opportunities for sharing expertise, pooling efforts, or defining joint goals.
» Web Taxonomy: http://drupal.org/project/web_ta...
» Agrovoc VocBench: http://code.google.com/p/agrovoc...
» AgInfra: http://aginfra.eu
» Economics Taxonomies: http://drupal.org/sandbox/jneube...
» Neologism: http://drupal.org/project/neologism
» Lin Clark: http://lin-clark.com/blog/turnin...
» AgrovocField: http://drupal.org/project/agrovo... & http://aims.fao.org/community/ag...
» Autotagging: http://drupal.org/project/autota...
» Schemaorg: http://drupal.org/project/schemaorg
» Textmining_API: http://drupal.org/project/textmi...
» Schema.org Kickstart http://drupal.org/project/schema...
by Hiroaki Kitanin
Keynote Title: Systems Biology powered by Artificial Intelligence
The Systems Biology Institute,
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology,
Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
Keynote Abstract: Systems biology is an attempt to understand biological system as system thereby triggering innovations in medical practice, drug discovery, bio-engineering, and global sustainability problems. The fundamental difficulties lies in the complexity of biological systems that have evolved through billions of years. Nevertheless, there are fundamental principles governing biological systems as complex evolvable systems that has been optimized for certain environmental constraints. Broad range of AI technologies can be applied for systems biology such as text-mining, qualitative physics, marker-passing algorithms, statistical inference, machine learning, etc. In fact, systems biology is one of the best field that AI technologies can be best applied to make high impact research that can impact real-world. This talk addresses basic issues in systems biology, especially in systems drug discovery and coral reef systems biology, and discusses how AI can contribute to make difference.
Bio-data: Hiroaki Kitano received B.A. in physics from International Christian University, Tokyo, and Ph.D. in computer science from Kyoto University. From 1988 to 1994, he was a visiting researcher at Center for Machine Translation at Carnegie Mellon University. His research career includes Project Director of Kitano Symbiotic Systems Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (1998-2003) followed by Project Director of Kitano Symbiotic Systems Project, ERATO-SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (2003-2008), visiting professor of the University of Tokyo, and so on. He is also visiting professor of Keio University, Director of Division of Cancer Systems Biology, Cancer Institute, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Scientific Advisor of Pfizer Inc. (Insulin Resistance Program), Special Professor of University of Amsterdam, Guest professor of Linköping University, Sweden, Founding President of The RoboCup Federation and Trustee of IJCAI(2005- 2015). He served on President, Board of Trustees of IJCAI from 2009 to 2011 as well as Conference Chair of IJCAI-09. He received The Computers and Thought Award from the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence in 1993, Prix Ars Electronica 2000, Design Award 2001 from Japan Inter-Design Forum, Good Design Award 2001 and Nature's 2009 Japan Mid-career Award for Creative Mentoring in Science, as well as being an invited artist for Biennale di Venezia 2000 and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York in 2001. His research interests include AI, Robotics, and Systems Biology.
3rd–7th September 2012