Web Policy

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Lead Professor: Jim Hendler

Concepts:Semantic Web


Web Policy
DQSS Project LogoCognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes (CALO)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: 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 experience, and respond robustly to surprise. Rensselaer is leading the explanation efforts.
DCO-DS LogoTheory and Practice of Accountable Systems (TPAS)
Principal Investigator: Jim Hendler
Description: The 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 information.
TAMI LogoTransparent and Accountable Datamining Initiative (TAMI)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness and Jim Hendler
Description: The TAMI Project is creating technical, legal, and policy foundations for transparency and accountability in large-scale aggregation and inferencing across heterogeneous information systems.
Poirier, L., Hidalgo, N., and Goldman, E. 2018. Data Design Challenges and Opportunities for NYC Community Boards.
Rabinow, L. and Poirier, L. 2017. Mapping Organized Ignorance in Environmental Health. XRDS: Crossroads, pages 16–19.
McCusker, J. 2015. WebSig: A Digital Signature Framework for the Web.
Gloria, K. 2015. THE ECONOMICS OF SURVEILLANCE A Critical Exploration of Data Practices, Consumer Rights and the Future of Digital Economies. In Proceedings of Web Science Conference 2015 (June 28-July 1 2015, Oxford, UK).
Patton, E.W., DiFranzo, D., and McGuinness, D.L. 2010. SAF: A Provenance-tracking Framework for Interoperable Semantic Applications. In Proceedings of International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2010 (June 15-16 2010, Hefner Alumni House, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US).
Waterman, K.K., McGuinness, D.L., and Ding, L. 2010. Selective Privacy in a Web-based World: Challenges of Representing and Inferring Context. In Proceedings of Intelligent Information Privacy Management (March 23-25 2010).
. XRDS: Crossroads.