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Re: a few more use cases for completeness

From: Deborah McGuinness <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 09:27:09 -0800
Message-ID: <3C10FBED.BE5856EB@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: Leo Obrst <lobrst@mitre.org>
CC: Webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
i think conceptual search is in the technical issues that goes across all
areas - i think leo would be one of the first to agree with me that
- document/information organization systems need at an absolute minimum
structured search and preferably conceptual search
- interoperability applications are greatly enhanced with conceptual search
(and i would actually claim close to doomed to failure without some kind of
search that finds "similar" terms)
-web services i think could get a start with beautifully precise APIs and
posting of what different services provide but very quickly (i would suggest
probably alpha version 2 or just after the white board quick and dirty demo)
need some kind of good search

as co-chair of the technology requirements area, i was thinking that we would
include it in our list  but as chair of your group, were you also going to put
it in yours?

thx,
d

Leo Obrst wrote:

> A question I have: under which use case is conceptual search? I too had
> posted this as a use case, but am not sure where it falls.
>
> Thanks,
> Leo
>
> Deborah McGuinness wrote:
> >
> > Sorry for the late contribution – I was offline when this was officially
> > due.
> >
> > These are a few use case interests from my research interests and also
> > from consulting.  References point to some examples of work I or
> > colleagues have done in these areas.
> > The last point is work led by McIlraith in our group at Stanford.
> >
> > - search – from simple things like structured search like retrieving
> > tech reports, calendar entries[0], etc.  The search should include both
> > free text search and utilizing markup information and ontology
> > definitions.  This moves into conceptual search.  An early example of
> > simple and more complicated conceptual search using ontologies, markup,
> > and free text search is FindUR [1-3]
> > - intelligent interoperable e-commerce.  Use ontologies for all levels
> > of support including simple things like integrity checks, more
> > complicated support such as ontology merging and mapping to “standard”
> > upper level ontologies such as UNSPSC, etc.   Simple early versions of
> > this include electronic yellow pages such as Directory Westfield.  More
> > complicated versions of this include real configuration and solutions
> > across complicated domains.  Early examples of ontology-enhanced
> > configuration includes work on PROSE/QUESTAR [5].
> > - Explainable query answering systems using background ontologies and
> > markup to both answer queries as well as to provide followup questions.
> > One way of visualizing this might be “ask jeeves done with knowledge
> > representation” (instead of through a lot of hard coding).
> > - Personalized assistant.  One example I like is an assistant supporting
> > the logistics of travel – both making travel reservations and also
> > integrating that into appropriate systems like my palm pilot, expense
> > forms, etc.  I have a bit of this in a presentation for ICC2001 (but
> > Mike Dean’s detailed example is another excellent example of this
> > issue).
> > - Web services.  One of the focuses of KSL, Stanford's research over the
> > last 1.5 years has been the confluence of the Semantic Web and Web
> > Services -- self-contained Web-accessible programs, and devices,
> > together with distributed computing architectures.  As with DAML+OIL
> > (in the guise of DAML-S), we would like to use WOL to create ontologies
> > of Web Service properties and capabilities.  Such annotations would be
> > used to automate Web service discovery, Web service invocation and Web
> > service composition and interoperation. [6]
> >
> > [0] http://www.quintillion.com/summit/calendar/
> > [1]  http://www.research.att.com/~dlm/findur/
> > [2] http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/papers/iccs00-abstract.html
> > [3] http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/papers/imia99-abstract.html
> > [4] http://www.ataclick.com/westfield/
> > [5] http://www.research.att.com/~dlm/papers/ieee-expert.html
> > [6] http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/people/sam/ieee01.pdf
> >
> > --
> >  Deborah L. McGuinness
> >  Knowledge Systems Laboratory
> >  Gates Computer Science Building, 2A Room 241
> >  Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9020
> >  email: dlm@ksl.stanford.edu
> >  URL: http://ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm
> >  (voice) 650 723 9770    (stanford fax) 650 725 5850   (computer fax)
> > 801 705 0941
>
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 Deborah L. McGuinness
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 Gates Computer Science Building, 2A Room 241
 Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9020
 email: dlm@ksl.stanford.edu
 URL: http://ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm
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