Presentation on theme: "Cover Slide ~ Semantic Web Pilot Program Elements ~ Presented by Cola Atkinson – BBN 07 May 2003."— Presentation transcript:
Cover Slide ~ Semantic Web Pilot Program Elements ~ Presented by Cola Atkinson – BBN 07 May 2003
SWMU Conference May 2003 (2) Purpose of Brief n Discuss key elements of potential Semantic Web Pilot Programs l Why do a pilot? l Candidate Pilot Program Elements l Available Resources
SWMU Conference May 2003 (3) Why Do A Pilot Program? n Availability of information on the web is growing much faster than our ability to use it n Complexity of information exploitation processes has significantly outpaced the human capacity n Software agents will be required to find, assess and exploit available information to effectively manage complex processes n Semantic web technology allows software agents to understand more about the data allowing finely targeted searches/ assessments. n Semantic web technology allows data/knowledge to be maintained in a distributed dynamic environment separate from the processes that use it. The Semantic Web is coming... and with it a paradigm shift in knowledge management capabilities!
SWMU Conference May 2003 (4) Pilot Program Elements n Candidate pilot programs for leveraging Semantic Web technologies will be characterized by information / knowledge management requirements that go beyond off-the-shelf solutions; and include some or all of the following : l Ability to integrate information across multiple distributed data sources l Ability to quickly build and manage tailored, semantically rich knowledge bases l Ability to quickly and efficiently drill down through massive data sources l Ability to traverse data sources by analyzing statements about statements l Ability to infer non-specified information from specified information l Ability to translate information instances and context across multiple data sources and knowledge bases l Ability to easily and quickly monitor, integrate and exploit new data sources as they become available anywhere on the web
SWMU Conference May 2003 (5) Next Steps n Define and bound the problem space n Identify critical data sources l Some may be available l Others will have to be generated, translated n Determine mechanism for accessing the data l On demand l Cached knowledge base n Define client side requirements l Agent vs applications l User interfaces/portals n Identify candidate tools as required to jumpstart the effort l Development tools l Existing Agents / Applications l Inference engines
SWMU Conference May 2003 (6) Leverage Available Resources to Jump-start the Pilot Program Transition to Resources Discussion By Mike Dean