Semantic eScience meeting 2013-10-18

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Katie Dunn's presentation

Jun Xu's presentation


Marshall X Ma
Katie Dunn

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Sept. 20, 2013 - Linyun Fu - ORCID
Oct. 4, 2013 - Jin - From Ontology Matching To Information Extraction From Big Data (slides by Isabel F. Cruz from University of Illinois at Chicago)
Oct. 18, 2013 - Katie Dunn - A review of "Building semantic bridges between museums, libraries and archives: The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model" by Tony Gill (
Oct 18, 2013 - Jun Xu - Endnote XML to RDF
Nov. 1, 2013 - Marshall X Ma - topic TBD
Nov. 15, 2013 - Mengyu - topic TBD
Nov. 29, 2013 - Massimo Di Stefano - topic TBD
Dec. 13, 2013


CIDOC Presentation by Katie Dunn
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Museum focused ontology
Developr: ICOM
ISO standard since 2006
Components: Collections, Sites, Munuments. Objects
More details than Dublin Core
Object-oriented vs. entity-relation models?
Object-oriented makes differentiation between classes and instances
Usage: conceptual reference
Technology development
Validation, evaluation, and enhancement of other data standards and schema
Usage: information exchange and integration

Endnote XML to RDF presentation by Jun
Each Endnote record has ~20 elements: first level and second level
Endnote elements and RDF property mapping
Each reference in Endnote has a specific type (article, personal document, etc.) and similar elements for different types of references don't always have the same name.
code checks for each element name in turn, creating new nodes.
Reading XML document: library, XMLStream reader.
Find corresponding RDF property
search spreadsheet
Create RDF doc (Apache Jena)
Creating unique URL
Source code is in scm
Han asks: ontologies used? VIVO, PRISM.
Han asks: any requirement to use these specific ontologies? no
Marshall: can't use any one single ontology - endnote has unique features
Marshall: Further work: need to figure out a way to transform some literals to URIs. Not many object properties yet. (???)