Fungi are typically referred to by either scientific or common names. Neither of these terminologies meets the need for well-defined, persistent definitions of groups of fungi who exhibit similar macroscopic qualities, but may be dissimilar genetically.
Research Staff: Deborah L. McGuinness
A set of in-house developed tools which enable the discovery of, access to, and integration of the Health and Human Services' datasets. Over the past several years, TWC has built many of the tools, has set the standards, and has engineered the architecture of the Web that many of us use today.
Funding Agency/Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) PopSciGrid Community Health Portal is an evolving platform demonstrating how health behavior, policy, and demographic data can be integrated, visualized, and communicated to empower communities and support new avenues of research and policy for cancer prevent
Depression costs! Each year, billions of dollars are wasted and millions of lives are disrupted because depression is complex, access is limited, treatments are one-size-fits-all, and therapies are trial and error.
The goal of this project is to explore key algorithms, technologies and protocols that will lead to the next level of development of the original Semantic Web vision of the "Web of Data" - a Web in which the unstructured texts of the current Web are integrated in a seamless way with information c
Funding Agency/Sponsor: National Science Foundation
SSIII is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded effort to enhance the interoperability of sea ice data to establish a network of practitioners working to enhance semantic interoperability of all Arctic data.
Funding Agency/Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The vast majority of explorations of the Earth system are limited in their ability to effectively explore the most important (often most difficult) problems because they are forced to interconnect at the data-element, or syntactic, level rather than at a higher scientific, or semantic, level.
Research Staff: Jamie McCusker
Funding Agency/Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Our evolving semantics=driven data resource, named NanoMine, is an open access, user friendly, living, growing, data resource for the polymer nanocomposites community that is scalable and enables improved understanding of processing – structure - property relationships and thus facilitates faster
At the core of any collaborative infrastructure is the ability to discover, manage and utilize relevant resources accessible to the collaboration. These include not only computing, experimental and storage systems, but also people, data, applications, and services.
Technical emergence refers to the process whereby innovative ideas, capabilities, applications, and even entirely new fields of study arise, are tested, mature, and, if conditions are favorable, demonstrate feasibility and impact.
SentiMetrix has established a world-class, cross-disciplinary team to research and develop new capabilities in COSMIC: Cloud-Oriented Social Media Inference & Counteraction.
Vocabulary and Ontology development within the context of the overall development of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) and Ocean and Coastal Modeling (OCM) portals by environmental inter-agency collaboration to provide search and browse options that inspire user confidence that all relev
Most products consumed within the NAFTA region are produced and distributed through low cost supply chains that do not reveal certain types of information to end consumers.
Intellectual Merit: The purpose of this INTEROP proposal is to facilitate the deployment of an Integrated Ecosystem Approach (IEA) to management in the Northeast and California Current Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs).
The Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) proposes to facilitate the vocabulary and ontology development within the context of the overall development of semantic prototypes for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) portals using a combination of environme
The goals of this effort is to design and implement a configurable and extensible semantic eScience framework. Configuration will require some research into accommodating different levels of semantic expressivity and user requirements from use cases.
The NSF funded Theory and Practice of Accountable Systems (TPAS) Project investigates computational and social properties of information networks necessary to provide reliable assessments of compliance with rules and policies governing the use of
The goal of TW Elixir is to create an intuitive, interactive Web-based "front end" for the csv2rdf4lod conversion automation stack. Elixir will make it easy for users to:
The Earth System Grid (ESG) integrates supercomputers with large-scale data and analysis servers located at numerous national labs and research centers to create a powerful environment for next generation climate research.
To enable advanced undergraduate students and facilitator to have access to learning materials and associated artefacts like data, code, workflows [e.g. Taverna], scientific literature, and more.
MetPetDB is a database for metamorphic petrology that is being designed and built by a global community of metamorphic petrologists in collaboration with computer scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the National Cyberinfrastructure Initiative and supported by the National Sc
The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) was created to serve PIs funded by the NSF Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections as a location where marine biogeochemical, ecological and oceanographic data and information developed in the course of scientific res
The goal of this project is to develop at the RPI Tetherless World Constellation, based within the NCAR High Altitude Observatory and in collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Michigan and McGuinness Associates a semantically-enabled data ingest capability.
The Generalized Integrated Learning Architecture [GILA] is a general-purpose integrated multi-agent platform that solves domain problems by learning from a problem-solution pair submitted by a human expert.
The goal of the project CALO, for Cognitive Assistant that
Learns and Organizes, is to create cognitive software systems,
that is, systems that can reason, learn from experience, be told
what to do, explain what they are doing, reflect on their
The overall goal of this effort is to bring together key aspects of intelligent systems, namely data mining / knowledge extraction and semantic knowledge representation, and to prove the benefit of this approach by applying it to a science problem that is representative of NASA Science Mission Di
Design and Develop a Faceted Browse application to allow scientists to semantically search data related to Ocean Sciences
The Transparent Accountable Datamining Initiative (TAMI) Project is creating technical, legal, and policy foundations for transparency and accountability in large-scale aggregation and inferencing across heterogeneous information systems.