AIC Seminar Series
Representing and Reasoning with Modular Ontologies
|Jie Bao||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||[Home Page]|
Notice: Hosted by Vinay Chaudhri
Date: Thursday, May 12th 2011 at 4:00pm
Location: EJ228 (SRI E building) (Directions)
Semantic Web applications call for the knowledge base counterparts of
hyperlinked documents so that independently created ontology modules
can be flexibly linked and reused to meet the needs of specific
applications, users, or contexts. We argue that ontology languages and
tools should support selective knowledge sharing, accommodate
reconciliation of multiple points of view about the world, and provide
distributed reasoning services based on well-defined semantics and a
sound proof theory. Against this background, this talk will give a
brief overview of the techniques provided by Package-based Description
Logics on modeling modular and contextualized knowledge bases.
Dr. Jie Bao is a research associate at the Tetherless World
Constellation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a visiting
scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies and was a research affiliate at
the Decentralized Information Group, Massachusetts Institute of
technology. He was a member of the OWL Working Group at W3C. He
received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Iowa State University
(ISU) in 2007. His research activities span a variety of topics in
Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Web, including description
logics, semantic wikis, context modeling, semantic information theory,
rule languages, closed world reasoning, policy modeling, semantic data
integration, modular ontologies, collaborative ontology building, web
privacy protection, neural network and data mining. Dr. Bao has
authored more than 50 refereed research papers. He has served on
Organizing Committees or Programming Committees of more than 30
international conferences and workshops.
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