Survey on Ontology Engineering tooling

Karl Hammar is running a survey on user preferences with regard to ontology tooling, specifically tooling supporting Ontology Design Patterns. As an incentive to take part, a lottery will be held in a few weeks, at which Amazon gift cards to the amount of 50 USD each (or the equivalent in local currency for local Amazon sites), will be awarded to one out of every ten participants in this survey.

Any SemWeb people who are interested in participating in the survey and the lottery are welcome to do so: just follow the instructions below.

Survey Instructions

  1. Surf to http://wp.xd-protege.com, where a customized WebProtégé environment awaits. Register for an account and start a new project.
  2. Look at the scenario described at https://goo.gl/5cXeUP and the corresponding data sets at http://karlhammar.com/ontologies/2016/10/ISWC2016TutorialData.zip
  3. In the WebProtégé install mentioned above, under the tab ”Design Patterns”, check out the listed ontology design patterns from the scenario description.
  4. Try to model a couple of the competency questions from that scenario by way of instantiating ontology design patterns. To do so, find a pattern that you wish to use in the browser, and click the ”Use this pattern” button at the top of the pattern description page, which starts up a pattern instantiation wizard. It should be enough if you run through this wizard once or twice.
  5. Finally, once you’ve run through the wizard once or twice (which should hopefully take no more than 10-15 minutes), please fill out the survey at https://goo.gl/I1MWT4.

Even more LiU Research at ISWC 2016 – Ontology Design Patterns

In addition to the work mentioned in a previous post about ISWC, the LiU Semantic Web research team has also been very active in the Ontology Design Patterns (ODPs) sub-community at ISWC.

On Monday (October 17), Karl Hammar co-arranged the tutorial session Ontology Design Patterns for Linked Data Publishing. The tutorial was very well-received, with over 30 participants learning about ODP theory and practice, and evaluating Karl’s XD for WebProtégé ODP tooling.

On Tuesday (October 18), Karl also co-arranged the 7th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns, at which he also presented two papers: Template-Based Content ODP Instantiation and How to Document Ontology Design Patterns. In total there were twelve presentations given at the workshop, two keynote talks, and a town hall meeting discussing future directions of research and other issues of weight to the ODP community. Approximately 25 people attended the workshop, and the quality of the work presented and of the subsequent discussions was excellent.

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Hannes Ebner (MetaSolutions AB) will talk in the LiU Semantic Web Seminars Series

HannesEbnerOn Monday next week, October 31, Hannes Ebner of MetaSolutions AB will give a talk in our series of Semantic Web seminars. The title of his talk is:

From Research to Business – Enabling Agile Information Management with Linked Data

Abstract: MetaSolutions was founded in 2011 as a spin-off from research on Web Architecture and Linked Data. Even today the Linked Data technology stack builds the foundation of the company’s product platform that allows organisations to manage their information in a more agile way. Hannes Ebner, one of the two founders, will talk about how a product emerged from research prototypes, which common business problems the company tackles, and how the application of Linked Data became a competitive advantage.

Time and date: 11am, October 31, 2016

Location: Campus Valla, Building B, Room “Charles Babbage”

LiU Semantic Web research at ODBASE 2016

ODBASE_smallWe have two research papers in the 15th Int. Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2016) to take place this week in Rhodes, Greece. These papers are:

  • Bindings-Restricted Triple Pattern Fragments” by our Olaf Hartig and Carlos Buil-Aranda from the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile–read an extended preprint of this paper and check out the Web page for the paper.
  • Scheduling Refresh Queries for Keeping Results from a SPARQL Endpoint Up-to-Date” by Magnus Knuth (Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany), Olaf Hartig, and Harald Sack (Hasso Plattner Institute)–check out the preprint of this paper or the extended version which provides more details about the characteristics of the experimental data, and there is also a Web page with the experimental data.

Olaf Hartig will attend the conference and present the first of these papers. He will be happy to talk to you if you also happen to be in the conference.