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Lead Professor: Jim Hendler

Concepts:Semantic Web


Since its inception the World Wide Web has changed the ways people work, play, communicate, collaborate, and educate. There is, however, a growing realization among researchers across a number of disciplines that without new research aimed at understanding the current, evolving and potential Web, we may be missing or delaying opportunities for new and revolutionary capabilities. To model the Web, it is necessary to understand the architectural principles that have provided for its growth. Looking into the future, to be sure that it supports the basic social values of trustworthiness, personal control over information, and respect for social boundaries, a research agenda must be pursued that targets the Web and its use as a primary focus of attention. This research requires powerful scientific and mathematical techniques from many disciplines to explore the modeling of the Web from network- and information- centric views.
EAGER Project LogoEAGER: Semantic Search (EAGER)
Principal Investigator: Jim Hendler
Description: NSF EAGER project to explore advanced semantic technology for data search.
DCO-DS LogoLinking Open Government Data (LOGD)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness and Jim Hendler
Description: The LOGD project investigates the role of Semantic Web technologies, especially Linked Data, in producing, enhancing and utilizing government data published on Data.gov and other websites.
ORGPedia LogoORGPedia Corporate Intelligence (ORGPedia)
Principal Investigator: Jim Hendler
Description: This project is for creating prototypes of linking open corporate data for the ORGPedia project. It will be a portal for integrated disparate datasets about corporations across levels of government and agencies.
TWC schema.org Project LogoTWC Schema.org Vocabulary Development (TWC_Schemas)
Principal Investigator: Jim Hendler
Co Investigator: Joshua Shinavier
Description: schema.org provides a collection of schemas — html tags — that webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by major search providers. Search engines including Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages. Since early 2012 researchers at TWC RPI have been working with government and research data providers to define vocabularies for expressing the structured data that powers their web sites, using on-page markup based on schema.org vocabularies. In particular, we developed the schema.org/Dataset extension, a concise vocabulary that extends schema.org for describing datasets and data catalogs. Current work includes applying Dataset to scientific datasets and developing new extensions for use by Web Observatories
Gil, Y., Greaves, M., Hendler, J., and Hirsh, H. 2014. Amplify scientific discovery with artificial intelligence. Science Magazine, pages 171–172.
Lebo, T., Erickson, J.S., Ding, L., Graves, A., Williams, G.T., DiFranzo, D., Li, X., Michaelis, J., Zheng, J., Flores, J., Shangguan, Z., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. Producing and Using Linked Open Government Data in the TWC LOGD Portal. In David Wood, editor, Linking Government Data, pages 51–72. New York, 2011. 10.1007/978-1-4614-1767-5_3
Wood, D. and Wood, D. 2011. Linking Government Data.
Ding, L., Lebo, T., Erickson, J.S., DiFranzo, D., Williams, G.T., Li, X., Michaelis, J., Graves, A., Zheng, J., Shangguan, Z., Flores, J., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. 2011. TWC LOGD: A Portal for Linked Open Government Data Ecosystems. Journal of Web Semantics, pages 1–11.
Fox, P. and Hendler, J. 2011. Changing the Equation on Scientific Data Visualization. Science Magazine, pages 705–708.
Michaelis, J. and McGuinness, D.L. 2010. Towards Provenance Aware Comment Tracking for Web Applications. In Proceedings of International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2010 (June 15-16 2010, Hefner Alumni House, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US).
Lebo, T. and Williams, G.T. 2010. Converting governmental datasets into linked data. In Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS) (September 1-3 2010).
Ding, L., Michaelis, J., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. 2010. Making Sense of Open Government Data. In Proceedings of Web Science Conference 2010 (April 26-27 2010, Raleigh, North Carolina).
Michaelis, J., Ding, L., and McGuinness, D.L. 2009. Towards the Explanation of Workflows. In Proceedings of Workshop on Explanation-Aware Computing 2009 (July 11-13 2009, Pasadena, CA, US).
Bao, J. and Honavar, V. 2005. Collaborative Package-based Ontology Building and Usage. In Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition from Distributed, Autonomous, Semantically Heterogeneous Data and Knowledge Sources 2005 (November 27 2005).
Caragea, D., Zhang, J., Bao, J., Pathak, J., and Honavar, V. 2005. Algorithms and Software for Collaborative Discovery from Autonomous, Semantically Heterogeneous, Distributed Information Sources. In Proceedings of Discovery Science Conference 2005 (October 8-11 2005, Singapore).
Wood, D., Masahide, K., Bjelogrlic, Z., Hendler, J., and Hyland, B. 2005. Can Semantic Web be Made to Flourish?. In Proceedings of Can semantic web be made to flourish? at WWW 2005 (May 10-14 2005May 11 2005, Chiba, Japan).
Wu, D., Parsia, B., Sirin, E., Hendler, J., and Nau, D. 2003. Automating DAML-S Web Services Composition Using SHOP2. In Proceedings of ISWC 2003 (October 20-23 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, US).
McGuinness, D.L. 2000. Conceptual Modeling for Distributed Ontology Environments. In Proceedings of International Conference on Conceptual Structures 2000 (August 14-18 2000, Darmstadt, Germany).

Diviacco, P., & Fox, P. (December 15, 2016). Cross-domain Collaborative Research and People Interoperability: Beyond Knowledge Representation Frameworks. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2016
Kinkead, L., Pinheiro, P., & McGuinness, D. (October 11, 2015). Automating Semantic Metadata Collection in the Field with Mobile Application. In: International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2015
Ma, X., Chen, Y., Wang, H., West, P., Erickson, J., & Fox, P. (March 3, 2013). Data Management Plans for the Deep Carbon Observatory: What, Why and How?. In: DCO International Science Meeting
Di Stefano , M., Fox, P., Beaulieu, S., Maffei, A., West, P., & Hare, J. (December 7, 2012). Enabling the Integrated Assessment of Large Marine Ecosystems: Informatics to the Forefront of Science-Based Decision Support. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2012
Fox, P. (April 25, 2012). The Changing Conduct of Geoscience in a Data Intensive World. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012
Patton, E., West, P., Rozell, E., & Zheng, J. (December 9, 2010). A Modular Framework for Transforming Structured Data into HTML with Machine Readable Annotations. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
West, P., Fox, P., McGuinness, D., & Zednik, S. (December 14, 2009). Social and Personal Factors in Semantic Infusion Projects. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2009