Archive for the ‘Information Reuse’ Category

IRI-DIM 2014…

Monday, December 30th, 2013

IRI-DIM 2014 : The Third IEEE International Workshop on Data Integration and Mining


April 4, 2014 Regular Paper submission deadline( Midnight PST )
May 4, 2014 Acceptance Notification
May 14, 2014 Camera-ready paper due
May 14, 2014 Conference author registration due
Aug. 13-15, 2014 Conference (San Francisco)

From the call for papers:

Given the emerging global Information-centric IT landscape that has tremendous social and economic implications, effectively processing and integrating humungous volumes of information from diverse sources to enable effective decision making and knowledge generation have become one of the most significant challenges of current times. Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) seeks to maximize the reuse of information by creating simple, rich, and reusable knowledge representations and consequently explores strategies for integrating this knowledge into systems and applications. IRI plays a pivotal role in the capture, representation, maintenance, integration, validation, and extrapolation of information; and applies both information and knowledge for enhancing decision-making in various application domains.

This conference explores three major tracks: information reuse, information integration, and reusable systems. Information reuse explores theory and practice of optimizing representation; information integration focuses on innovative strategies and algorithms for applying integration approaches in novel domains; and reusable systems focus on developing and deploying models and corresponding processes that enable Information Reuse and Integration to play a pivotal role in enhancing decision-making processes in various application domains.

Looks like I need to pull up the prior IRI proceedings. 😉

Name all the technologies you know that can address data structures as subjects? With properties and the ability to declare synonyms for components of data structures?

Did you say something other than topic maps?

Use owl:sameAs as an example. How would you represent properties of owl:sameAs?

This sounds very much like a topic maps conference!

Intelligent Content:…

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Intelligent Content: How APIs Can Supply the Right Content to the Right Reader by Adam DuVander.

From the post:

When you buy a car, it comes with a thick manual that probably sits in your glove box for the life of the car. The experience with a new luxury car may be much different. That printed, bound manual may only contain the information relevant to your car. No leather seats, no two page spread on caring for the hide. That’s intelligent content. And it’s an opportunity for APIs to help publishers go way beyond the cookie cutter printed book. It also happens to be an exciting conference coming to San Francisco in February.

It takes effort to segment content, especially when it was originally written as one piece. There are many benefits to those that put in the effort to think of their content as a platform. Publisher Pearson did this with a number of its titles, most notably with its Pearson Eyewitness Guides API. Using the API, developers can take what was a standalone travel book–say, the Eyewitness Guide to London–and query individual locations. One can imagine travel apps using the content to display great restaurants or landmarks that are nearby, for example.

Traditional publishing is a market that is ripe for disruption, characterized by Berkeley professor Robert Glushko co-creating a new approach to academic textbooks with his students in the Future of E-books. Glushko is one of the speakers at the Intelligent Content Conference, which will bring together content creators, technologists and publishers to discuss the many opportunities. Also speaking is Netflix’s Daniel Jacobson, who architected a large redesign of the Netflix API in order to support hundreds of devices. And yes, I will discuss the opportunities for content-as-a-service via APIs.

ProgrammableWeb readers can still get in on the early bird discount to attend Intelligent Content, which takes place February 7-8 in San Francisco.

San Francisco in February sounds like a good idea. Particularly if the future of publishing is on the agenda.

Would observe that “intelligent content” implies that some one, that is a person, has both authored the content and designed the API. Doesn’t happen auto-magically.

And with people involved, our old friend semantic diversity is going to be in the midst of the discussions, proposals and projects.

Reliable collation of data from different publishers (universities with multiple subscriptions should be pushing for this now) could make access seamless to end users.

Knowledge Economics II

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

My notes about Steve Newcomb’s economic asset approach to knowledge/information integration were taking me too far afield from the conference proper.

As an economic asset, take information liberated from alphabet soup agency (ASP) #1 to be integrated with your information. Your information could be from unnamed sources, public records, your records, etc. Reliable integration requires semantic knowledge of ASP #1’s records or trial-n-error processing. Unless, of course, you have a mapping enabling reliable integration of ASP #1 information with your own.

How much is that “mapping” worth to you? Is it reusable? Or should I say, “retargetable?”

You can, as people are want to do, hire a data mining firm to go over thousands of documents (like State Department cables, which revealed the trivia nature of State Department secrets) and get a one off result. But what happens the next time? Do you do the same thing over again? And how does that fit into your prior results?

That’s really the question isn’t it? Not how do you process the current batch of information (although that can be important) but how does that integrate into your prior data? So that your current reporters will not have to duplicate all the searching your earlier reporters did to find the same information.

Perhaps they will uncover relationships that were not apparent from only one batch of leaked information. Perhaps they will purchase from the airlines their travel data to be integrated with reported sightings from their own sources. Or telephone records from carriers not based in the United States.

But data integration opportunities are not just for governments and the press.

Your organization has lots of information. Information on customers. Information on suppliers. Information on your competition. Information on what patients were taking what drugs with what results? (Would you give that information to drug companies or sell it to drug companies? I know my answer. How about yours?)

What will you answer when a shareholder asks: What is our KROI? Knowledge Return on Investment?

You have knowledge to sell. How are you going to package it up to attract buyers? (inquiries welcome)

KFTF – Keeping Found Things Found™

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

KFTF – Keeping Found Things Found™

From the website:

Much of our lives is spent in the finding of things. Find a house or a car that’s just right for you. Find your dream job. Or your dream mate. But, once found, what then?

As with other things, so it is with our information. Finding is just the first step. How do we keep this information so that it’s there later when we need it? How do we organize it in ways that make sense for us in the lives we want to lead? Information found does us little good if we misplace it or forget to use it. And just as we must maintain a house or a car, we need to maintain our information – backing it up, archiving or deleting old information, updating information that is no longer accurate. In our digital world, advances in technologies of search and storage have far outpaced balancing advances in tools and techniques that help us to manage and make sense of our information. This project combines fieldwork with selective prototyping in an effort to understand what is needed for us to “keep found things found.”

There is also software, called Plantz™, that has been open sourced by the project.

Take control of the information in your life through one consolidated interface. Plan by typing your thoughts freehand. Link your thoughts to files, Web pages, and email messages. Organize everything into a single, integrated document that helps you manage all the projects you want to get done. Planz™ is an overlay to your file system so your information stays under your control.

Is anyone familiar with this software? Thanks!

12th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2011)

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

12th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2011)

From the announcement:

Given the emerging global Information-centric IT landscape that has tremendous social and economic implications, effectively processing and integrating humongous volumes of information from diverse sources to enable effective decision making and knowledge generation have become one of the most significant challenges of current times. Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) seeks to maximize the reuse of information by creating simple, rich, and reusable knowledge representations and consequently explores strategies for integrating this knowledge into systems and applications. IRI plays a pivotal role in the capture, representation, maintenance, integration, validation, and extrapolation of information; and applies both information and knowledge for enhancing decision-making in various application domains.

This conference explores three major tracks: information reuse, information integration, and reusable systems. Information explores theory and practice of optimizing representation; information integration focuses on innovative strategies and algorithms for applying integration approaches in novel domains; and reusable systems focus on developing and deploying models and corresponding processes that enable Information Reuse and Integration to play a pivotal role in enhancing decision-making processes in various application domains.

Important dates:

March 28, 2011 Submission of abstract (Recommended)
April 5, 2011 Paper submission deadline
May 14, 2011 Notification of acceptance
May 28, 2011 Camera-ready paper due
May 28, 2011 Presenting author registration due
June 30, 2011 Advance (discount) registration for general public and other co-author
July 15, 2011 Hotel reservation (special discount rate) closing date
August 3-5, 2011 Conference events

Building Interfaces for Data Engines – Post

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Building Interfaces for Data Engines is a summary by Matthew Hurst of six data engines that provide access to data released by others.

If you are a data user, definitely worth a visit to learn about current data engines.

If you are a data developer, definitely worth a visit to glean where we might be going next.

If it is any consolation, the art of book design, that is the layout of text and images on a page remains more art than science.

Research on that topic, layout of print and images, has been underway for approximately 2,000 years, with no signs of slacking off now.

User interfaces face a similar path in my estimation.

12th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2011)

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

12th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2011)

From the announcement:

Given the emerging global Information-centric IT landscape that has tremendous social and economic implications, effectively processing and integrating humongous volumes of information from diverse sources to enable effective decision making and knowledge generation have become one of the most significant challenges of current times. Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) seeks to maximize the reuse of information by creating simple, rich, and reusable knowledge representations and consequently explores strategies for integrating this knowledge into systems and applications. IRI plays a pivotal role in the capture, representation, maintenance, integration, validation, and extrapolation of information; and applies both information and knowledge for enhancing decision-making in various application domains.

This conference explores three major tracks: information reuse, information integration, and reusable systems. Information explores theory and practice of optimizing representation; information integration focuses on innovative strategies and algorithms for applying integration approaches in novel domains; and reusable systems focus on developing and deploying models and corresponding processes that enable Information Reuse and Integration to play a pivotal role in enhancing decision-making processes in various application domains.

All three tracks depend on subject identity, whether explicitly recognized or not. Would be nice to have topic map representatives at the conference.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline February 15, 2011

Notification of acceptance April 15, 2011

Camera-ready paper due May 1, 2011

Presenting author registration due May 1, 2011

Advance (discount) registration for general public and other co-author June 30, 2011

Hotel reservation (special discount rate) closing date July 15, 2011

Conference events August 3-5, 2011

Just picking at random from prior proceedings, I noticed:

Inconsistency: the good, the bad, and the ugly by Du Zhang from the 9th annual meeting.

Definitely a topic map sort of conference.