Co-located Events

AI Mashup Challenge 2012

A mashup is a lightweight (web) application that offers new functionality by combining, aggregating and transforming resources and services available on the web. For example iMusicMash brings together data on artists from Yahoo Search, Eventful, Twitter and Wikipedia for a music reference that can be accessed on YouTube via a smartphone. 

The AI mashup challenge accepts and awards mashups that use AI technology, including but not restricted to machine learning and data mining, machine vision, natural language processing, reasoning, ontologies and the semantic web. Imagine for example:

  • Information extraction or automatic text summarization to create a task-oriented overview mashup for mobile devices.
  • Semantic Web technology and data sources adapting to user and task-specific configurations.
  • Semantic background knowledge (such asontologies, WordNet or Cyc) to improve search and content combination.
  • Machine translation for mashups that cross language borders.
  • Machine vision technology for novel ways of aggregating images, for instance mixing real and virtual environments.
  • Intelligent agents taking over simple household planning tasks.
  • Text-to-speech technology creating a voice mashup with intelligent and emotional intonation.
  • The display of Pub Med articles on a map based on geographic entity detection referring to diseases or health centers.
  • The integration of enterprise data - see Open Mashup Alliance.

The emphasis is not on providing and consuming semantic markup, but rather on using intelligence to mashup these resources in a more powerful way. For more ideas have a look at the 2011 AI Mashup Challenge.

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9th OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED 2012)

9th OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED 2012)

May 27th – 28th, 2012

The aim of the OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED) is to establish an international forum for the OWL community, where practitioners in industry and academia, tool developers and others interested in OWL can describe real and potential applications, share experience and discuss requirements for language extensions/modifications. The workshops aim at bringing all these groups together in order to pool their expertise, measure the state of need against the state of the art, and set an agenda for research and deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based technologies into new applications.

This year, OWLED will be co-located with ESWC 2012 in Heraklion Crete. As usual, the workshop will try to encourage participants to work together and will give space for discussions of various topics as well as having presentation of submissions.

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OWLED Workshop can be booked individually or as an additional booking option together with the ESWC 2012 main conference.

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