How Can Protégé Bootstrap Your Semantic Application? A Deep Dive into the Coolest Features of Protégé and the Latest Oracle Spatial and Graph Integration
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  Rafael Gonçalves   Rafael S Gonçalves
Research Software Engineer
Stanford University
  Isai Cicourel   Isai Barajas Cicourel
Technical Staff
  Zhe Wu   Zhe Wu


Tuesday, August 18, 2015
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

Protégé, with 200K+ users worldwide, has been and continues to be the most widely used open-source ontology editing platform. Protégé comes with complete support for the latest W3C OWL 2 Web Ontology Language, a pluggable architecture, a highly customizable interface, and most importantly 100+ plugins contributed by its vibrant member community. The most recent development of the Protégé team is WebProtégé, a web-based ontology editor with collaborative features that are being used by several organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO).

In this talk, we will provide answers to:

  • What is a typical workflow of building a semantic application?
  • How can I develop ontologies collaboratively on the Web?
  • How can I use the newest and coolest features in Protégé and WebProtégé for my project?
  • How can I use Protégé together with Oracle's RDF triple/quad store?
  • What are the future plans for Protégé and WebProtégé?

Rafael Gonçalves is a research software engineer in the Biomedical Informatics Research Group at Stanford University. He is a member of the Protégé Team working on the development of the Protégé ontology editor, as well as other services that explore the use of description logic-based ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL). His research interests revolve around ontology engineering, knowledge representation, artificial intelligence, automated reasoning, and Semantic Web technologies. Rafael graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Manchester (Manchester, UK) in July 2014, and before that with an M.Sc. in Software Engineering. During his doctoral studies Rafael published in various international venues such as ISWC and CIKM. He was/is the main organizer for the OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE) competition in 2013/15, and an invited speaker at the University of Ulm (Germany) in 2014.

Isai Barajas Cicourel is a member of technical staff in Oracle Spatial and Graph team. He joined Oracle in November 2011. He has been working with the Web Ontology Language, developing tools to integrate Protégé with Oracle Database and Oracle NoSQL Database, and enhancing Java APIs for Jena Adapter. He is currently finishing his Master Degree in Computer Science.

Zhe Wu is an architect working on semantic and graph technologies in Oracle USA. He leads the design, architecture, and development of the inference engine for W3C RDFS/SKOS/OWL in the database, Java APIs for RDF Semantic Graph, RDF triple-level security, SQL-based graph analytics, RDF Graph for Oracle NoSQL Datatabase, Property Graph for RDBMS and Hadoop, and more. As an Oracle representative, he has participated in the W3C OWL 2 and RDF working groups. He has previously served as a member of the program committee for ESWC 2011, OrdRing 2011-2014, ISWC 2010-2014, RR 2010, OWLED 2008-2014. Zhe has served as co-chair for JIST 2011 and he has served on the editorial board of SWJ 2010 (special issue on real-world applications of OWL). He has also served on UDDI standard committee from 2003 to 2005. Zhe received his PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. He received his BE from the Special Class for Gifted Young, USTC in 1996.

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