Implementing Commercial Applications With Semantic Search

Executive Summary

A common challenge facing today’s enterprise, its employees, and customers, is the ability to easily and effectively access corporate data and product/services-related information.  To obtain the accurate and specific information needed from a vast corporate network is a daunting task, especially as data grows more complex and the workforce becomes increasingly mobile.  What if we had pervasive access to it all– enabling us to make timely business decisions while continuing on with our busy days?

An Ontology for Reasoning about Distributed Agent Capabilities

Executive Summary

A JCAF agent represents a network agent with capabilities specialized for defending the cyber-assets of an organization.  Agents may receive and execute instructions, either in isolation or in collaboration with other agents, Web applications, or people. We need to ensure that an agent can correctly execute payloads (scripts or programs) that they receive or retrieve. The potential incompatibility of agents and payloads motivates the need for a mechanism to describe and reason about agents, payloads, and other related assets.

Technology Review – OwlSight

Most of us are familiar with the Protege-OWL editor as a widely-used visualization tool for ontologies.  Recently, a new tool called OwlSight was released from the consulting firm of Clark & Parsia , a small cadre of engineers and researchers with ties to the Universities of Maryland and Manchester.