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Join NISO/DCMI for our joint May webinar
--Webinar: Semantic Mashups Across Large, Heterogeneous Institutions:
Experiences from the VIVO Service
--Date: May 22, 2013
--Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time - UTC 17:00:00) (World Clock:
--Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/vivo/
ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
VIVO is a semantic web application focused on discovering researchers and
research publications in the life sciences. The service, which uses
open-source software originally developed and implemented at Cornell
University, operates by harvesting data about researcher interests,
activities, and accomplishments from academic, administrative,
professional, and funding sources. Using a built-in, editable ontology for
describing things such as People, Courses, and Publications, data is
transformed into a Semantic-Web-compliant form. VIVO provides automated
and self-updating processes for improving data quality and authenticity.
Starting with a classic Google-style search box, VIVO users can browse
search results structured around people, research interests, courses,
publications, and the like -- data that can be exposed for re-use by other
systems in a machine-readable format.
This webinar, held by a veteran at the Albert R. Mann Library Information
Technology Services department at Cornell, where the VIVO project was born,
presents the perspective of a software developer on the practicalities of
building a high-quality Semantic-Web search service on existing data
maintained in dozens of formats and software platforms at large, diverse
institutions. The talk will highlight services that leverage the Semantic
Web platform in innovative ways, e.g., for finding researchers based on the
text content of a particular Web page and for visualizing networks of
collaboration across institutions.
John Fereira, a senior programmer/analyst and technology strategist at
Cornell University, is a contributing member of the VIVO project team. He
also consults on issues related to information technology in higher
education with an emphasis on open-source, modular, distributed software
systems and is currently working on systems based on VIVO software for
international Agricultural Information systems communities.
Registration closes one hour before the webinar begins.
For more information and to register, visit the event webpage: