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Reminder - IIC Seminar on Wed. - Carole Goble

From: Tim Clark <twclark@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 20:39:04 -0500
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To: SWAN Team <swan-team@mind-informatics.org>, Mindlist@mind-informatics.org, all@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu, public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, bambct-list@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu, colloquium@deas.harvard.edu
> Initiative in Innovative Computing @ Harvard
> Seminar Series
> Wednesday, January 31, 2007; 4:00pm
> 60 Oxford Street, Room 330
> Professor Carole Goble, The University of Manchester, UK
> Seminar Title: Sense and Sensibility: Adding meaning to metadata  
> for manageable middleware
> Abstract
> It is a truth universally acknowledged that a grid application in  
> possession of good middleware, must be in want of meaningful metadata.
> We have seen a variety of projects and programmes of activity that  
> have promoted systematic approaches to describing, linking and  
> sharing metadata, particularly through the use of community-wide  
> terminologies or ontologies. Life Sciences have led the way. The  
> founding of the USAís National Centre for BioMedical Ontology  
> (http://www.bioontology.org <http://www.bioontology.org/>) is an  
> example. The Semantic Web has given distributed information  
> management a technical impetus, and once again the Life Sciences  
> are pioneers. Meanwhile, the Semantic Grid initiative attempts to  
> marry the two technical efforts of Grid Middleware and Web-wide  
> Information Management to generally support better metadata (and  
> data) management for Science applications and the infrastructure  
> that underpins them. Again, early examples such as myGrid are found  
> in the Life Sciences. Recent work on a Semantic Open Grid Service  
> Architecture (S-OGSA) lays the foundation for a systematic yet  
> lightweight approach to deploying semantics into new and legacy  
> Grid middleware.
> In this talk I will share my experiences of applying Semantic Web  
> and ontology based approaches to represent and classify metadata  
> and discuss the Semantic Grid using the S-OGSA as an illustration.  
> Iíll also take the opportunity to voice some concerns and raise  
> some challenges that we have to overcome, not many of which are  
> technical.
> Upcoming IIC seminars
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