AIC Seminar Series
Applications of the Semantic Web for the Life Sciences
|Kenneth Baclawski||Northeastern University and Harvard Medical School|
Date: Tuesday, August 9th 2005 at 2:30pm
Location: EJ228 (Directions)
Scientists heavily use the web, but the web is geared much more toward human
interaction than automated processing. While the web gives scientists access
to information, it does not allow them to easily integrate different data
sources or to incorporate additional analysis tools. The Semantic Web
addresses these problems by annotating web resources and by providing reasoning
and retrieval facilities from heterogeneous sources. The advantages of
semantic annotation include the capability for semantic-based search and data
mining, improved interoperability of data sources and applications, and more
accurate repurposing of data. This talk will present some of the tools and
services that currently exist and are being developed with an emphasis on
applications in the life sciences.
Bio for Kenneth Baclawski||
Kenneth Baclawski is an Associate Professor in the College of Computer and
Information Science at Northeastern University and is also affiliated with the
Harvard Medical School. Professor Baclawski’s primary research area is
ontology based computing. This includes research in the Semantic Web, formal
(ontology-based) methods for software engineering and software modeling,
ontology-based methods in bioinformatics, sensor networks and wireless
communication, and high-performance semantically rich information retrieval.
Professor Baclawski holds 9 U.S. patents and various international patents. He
has authored over 70 professional articles in such journals and conferences as
the National Academy of Science, Information Systems, the International
Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, the Pacific Symposium
on Biocomputing, and the International Semantic Web Conference. He has served
on numerous peer review panels and program committees for the National Science
Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Association for Computing
Machinery. He is a co-founder of three companies dealing with various aspects
of ontology-based computing.
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