Semantic Rules

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Why Rules, Why Now?

The area of semantic rules is perhaps the most important frontier today for the Semantic Web’s core technology and standards.  Rules extend databases and ontologies with more powerful, flexible, and active forms of “structured” knowledge (as opposed to “unstructured” knowledge such as text), and have a number of close relationships to other aspects of the overall Semantic Web such as ontologies, query and search, policies and trust, wikis, and services.

Recent Rules Progress includes:

  • Major initial industry standards nearing finalization from W3C (Rule Interchange Format, OWL 2 Rules Profile) and OMG (Semantic Business Vocabulary and Rules)
  • Demonstrations of radical technology advances in expressiveness and knowledge integration (e.g., SILK)
  • Accelerating investments/acquisitions, e.g., by several of the largest software companies

Organized by The RuleML Initiative

The Rule ML The goal of the Rule Markup Initiative is to develop industry standards designs for rules on the Web using XML markup, formal semantics, and efficient implementations. RuleML covers the entire rule spectrum, from derivation rules to transformation rules to reaction rules. RuleML can thus specify queries and inferences in Web ontologies, mappings between Web ontologies, and dynamic Web behaviors of workflows, services, and agents.
 



DATE + TIME SESSIONS SPEAKERS
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Tuesday
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Session
Case Study: Using Ontologies for Opportunistic Systems Integration
Speakers
Elisa Kendall, Sandpiper Software
Reginald Ford, SRI International
Session
Thursday
10:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Session
RIF: Rules for the Semantic Web
Speakers
Christopher Welty, IBM Research
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Thursday
10:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Session
Leveraging Rule Standards
Speakers
Christian de Sainte Marie, IBM
Session
Thursday
10:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Session
The SILK 2 System and RIF Dialect: Semantic Rules Grow Up
Speakers
Benjamin Grosof, Coherent Knowledge Systems, LLC
Session
Thursday
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Session
An Enterprise-Class Inference Engine Inside Oracle Database 11g Release 2
Speakers
Zhe Wu, Oracle Corp.
Vladimir Kolovski, Oracle
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Thursday
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Session
The Practical Use of Rules with Ontologies
Speakers
Christopher John Matheus, VIStology, Inc.
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Thursday
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Session
Semantic Complex Event Processing - The Future of Dynamic IT
Speakers
Paul Vincent, TIBCO Software Inc
Harold Boley, National Research Council Canada
Adrian Paschke, Freie Universitaet Berlin
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Thursday
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
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Experts Panel on Semantic Complex Event Processing
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Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Evening Session: Rules Community Storm
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