|Advanced Knowledge Technologies|
My particular focus in SELLIC at Edinburgh is agent-based research information. I am hoping to put together a project - perhaps for EC IST (semantic web technologies) funding (or other?) to create an agent or agents which harvest specifically tailored research information for the needs of scientific researchers from a wide range of commercial and non-commercial web content sources. These sources will consist of data both in text form (eg research papers) and structured data (eg gene sequence datasets), and the agent should be capable of relating text to strucutred data. I am interested in using OIL in this project, and have discussed with Dieter Fensel at VU Amsterdam the roles which OIL could play in source annotation, interchange formats and agent competence description. We reckon we need one partner to do tool development, and case study partners likely to be content providers - both commercial and non-commercial (I have two already in mind: a major science/technology/medicine academic journal publisher/aggregator and another database/journal aggregator).
Any advice or expressions of interest from the AKT group would be welcome. My own background is in librarianship/information science, so the role of SELLIC would be in coordination, user analysis, testing and evaluation.
|AKT | SELLIC|