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Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, Pascal Hitzler, Krzysztof Janowicz 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, Pascal Hitzler, Krzysztof Janowicz

Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Publications

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From Questions To Effective Answers: On The Utility Of Knowledge-Driven Querying Systems For Life Sciences Data, Amir H. Asiaee, Prashant Doshi, Todd Minning, Satya S. Sahoo, Priti Parikh, Amit P. Sheth, Rick L. Tarleton 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

From Questions To Effective Answers: On The Utility Of Knowledge-Driven Querying Systems For Life Sciences Data, Amir H. Asiaee, Prashant Doshi, Todd Minning, Satya S. Sahoo, Priti Parikh, Amit P. Sheth, Rick L. Tarleton

Kno.e.sis Publications

We compare two distinct approaches for querying data in the context of the life sciences. The first approach utilizes conventional databases to store the data and intuitive form-based interfaces to facilitate easy querying of the data. These interfaces could be seen as implementing a set of 'pre-canned' queries commonly used by the life science researchers that we study. The second approach is based on semantic Web technologies and is knowledge (model) driven. It utilizes a large OWL ontology and same datasets as before but associated as RDF instances of the ontology concepts. An intuitive interface is provided that allows the ...


A Study In Hadoop Streaming With Matlab For Nmr Data Processing, Kalpa Gunaratna, Paul E. Anderson, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Amit P. Sheth 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

A Study In Hadoop Streaming With Matlab For Nmr Data Processing, Kalpa Gunaratna, Paul E. Anderson, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

Applying Cloud computing techniques for analyzing large data sets has shown promise in many data-driven scientific applications. Our approach presented here is to use Cloud computing for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)data analysis which normally consists of large amounts of data. Biologists often use third party or commercial software for ease of use. Enabling the capability to use this kind of software in a Cloud will be highly advantageous in many ways. Scripting languages especially designed for clouds may not have the flexibility biologists need for their purposes. Although this is true, they are familiar with special software packages that ...


Sensor Data And Perception: Can Sensors Play 20 Questions, Cory Andrew Henson 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Sensor Data And Perception: Can Sensors Play 20 Questions, Cory Andrew Henson

Kno.e.sis Publications

Currently, there are many sensors collecting information about our environment, leading to an overwhelming number of observations that must be analyzed and explained in order to achieve situation awareness. As perceptual beings, we are also constantly inundated with sensory data, yet we are able to make sense of our environment with relative ease. Why is the task of perception so easy for us, and so hard for machines; and could this have anything to do with how we play the game 20 Questions?


Getting Code Near The Data: A Study Of Generating Customized Data Intensive Scientific Workflows With Domain Specific Language, Ashwin Manjunatha, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Paul E. Anderson, Amit P. Sheth 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Getting Code Near The Data: A Study Of Generating Customized Data Intensive Scientific Workflows With Domain Specific Language, Ashwin Manjunatha, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Paul E. Anderson, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

The amount of data produced in modern biological experiments such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) analysis far exceeds the processing capability of a single machine. The present state-of-the-art is taking the ”data to code”, the philosophy followed by many of the current service oriented workflow systems. However this is not feasible in some cases such as NMR data analysis, primarily due to the large scale of data.

The objective of this research is to bring ”code to data”, preferred in the cases when the data is extremely large. We present a DSL based approach to develop customized data intensive scientific ...


Provenance Context Entity (Pace): Scalable Provenance Tracking For Scientific Rdf Data, Satya S. Sahoo, Olivier Bodenreider, Pascal Hitzler, Amit P. Sheth, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Provenance Context Entity (Pace): Scalable Provenance Tracking For Scientific Rdf Data, Satya S. Sahoo, Olivier Bodenreider, Pascal Hitzler, Amit P. Sheth, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan

Kno.e.sis Publications

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) format is being used by a large number of scientific applications to store and disseminate their datasets. The provenance information, describing the source or lineage of the datasets, is playing an increasingly significant role in ensuring data quality, computing trust value of the datasets, and ranking query results. Current provenance tracking approaches using the RDF reification vocabulary suffer from a number of known issues, including lack of formal semantics, use of blank nodes, and application-dependent interpretation of reified RDF triples. In this paper, we introduce a new approach called Provenance Context Entity (PaCE) that uses ...


Sensor Discovery On Linked Data, Josh Pschorr, Cory Andrew Henson, Harshal Kamlesh Patni, Amit P. Sheth 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Sensor Discovery On Linked Data, Josh Pschorr, Cory Andrew Henson, Harshal Kamlesh Patni, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

There has been a drive recently to make sensor data accessible on the Web. However, because of the vast number of sensors collecting data about our environment, finding relevant sensors on the Web is a non-trivial challenge. In this paper, we present an approach to discovering sensors through a standard service interface over Linked Data. This is accomplished with a semantic sensor network middleware that includes a sensor registry on Linked Data and a sensor discovery service that extends the OGC Sensor Web Enablement. With this approach, we are able to access and discover sensors that are positioned near named-locations ...


Twitris 2.0 : Semantically Empowered System For Understanding Perceptions From Social Data, Ashutosh Sopan Jadhav, Hemant Purohit, Pavan Kapanipathi, Pramod Anantharam, Ajith H. Ranabahu, Vinh Nguyen, Pablo N. Mendes, Alan Gary Smith, Michael Cooney, Amit P. Sheth 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Twitris 2.0 : Semantically Empowered System For Understanding Perceptions From Social Data, Ashutosh Sopan Jadhav, Hemant Purohit, Pavan Kapanipathi, Pramod Anantharam, Ajith H. Ranabahu, Vinh Nguyen, Pablo N. Mendes, Alan Gary Smith, Michael Cooney, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

We present Twitris 2.0, a Semantic Web application that facilitates understanding of social perceptions by Semantics-based processing of massive amounts of event-centric data. Twitris 2.0 addresses challenges in large scale processing of social data, preserving spatio-temporal-thematic properties. Twitris 2.0 also covers context based semantic integration of multiple Web resources and expose semantically enriched social data to the public domain. Semantic Web technologies enable the systematic integration and analysis abilities.


State Farm: "Talk To An Agent", Tyler Thomas, Jessica Williams, Kate Stevenson, Kala Mosel, Derek Dillon, Chelsea Thompson, Shea Samani, Katie Sorensen, Matthew Berg, Jennifer Larson, Aaron Jarosh, Kyle Stebbins, Mike Sammons, Daniel Scheyer, Sara Leimbach, Doug Flegle, Brett Tesmer, Maggie Geist, Will Sharpe, Jamie Ksieski, Nicholas Huff, Andrew Ciaccio, Drew Guiney, Michael Taylor, Erin Sorensen, Phil Willet 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

State Farm: "Talk To An Agent", Tyler Thomas, Jessica Williams, Kate Stevenson, Kala Mosel, Derek Dillon, Chelsea Thompson, Shea Samani, Katie Sorensen, Matthew Berg, Jennifer Larson, Aaron Jarosh, Kyle Stebbins, Mike Sammons, Daniel Scheyer, Sara Leimbach, Doug Flegle, Brett Tesmer, Maggie Geist, Will Sharpe, Jamie Ksieski, Nicholas Huff, Andrew Ciaccio, Drew Guiney, Michael Taylor, Erin Sorensen, Phil Willet

Student Advertising Projects - College of Journalism & Mass Communication

Established in 1922, State Farm has become a trustworthy, reliable company that prides itself on the dedication of its agents and their ability to provide personalized insurance policies. Even though State Farm leads the insurance industry, the company is struggling to gain customers in the 18-25 year old demographic.

As a part of this demographic, many of us were guilty of quickly purchasing our insurance policies online. We thought that we had the coverage we needed — that was before we talked to an agent. In one hour, local State Farm agent Vincon Krikac changed 25 minds. We learned how little ...


Exploring Science Through Media: The Omaha Science Media Project 2009-2010, Belita Kalala, Scott Barry, Rebecca Aiken, Soo Hui-Lee, Mary Claire Rice, Elizabeth Gamez, Nkem Kalu, Amy Struthers, Adam Wagler, Bruce Mitchell, Julie Nichols 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Exploring Science Through Media: The Omaha Science Media Project 2009-2010, Belita Kalala, Scott Barry, Rebecca Aiken, Soo Hui-Lee, Mary Claire Rice, Elizabeth Gamez, Nkem Kalu, Amy Struthers, Adam Wagler, Bruce Mitchell, Julie Nichols

Student Advertising Projects - College of Journalism & Mass Communication

The Omaha Science Media Project represents the efforts of more than a hundred people across eight organizations. Working together, these individuals explored innovations in teaching and learning science that challenged and contributed to Omaha’s learning community. This program owes tremendous gratitude to Katie Weitz White and the Sherwood Foundation for their vision, support, and enthusiasm. The Sherwood Foundation’s work has been critical to inspiring students, energizing teachers, and building strong programs for all. We also thank the Omaha Schools Foundation for its guidance and support. The project’s principal investigator is Judy Diamond, Ph.D., Professor and Curator ...


90.3 Krnu Get Indied, Power of X (Ten) 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

90.3 Krnu Get Indied, Power Of X (Ten)

Student Advertising Projects - College of Journalism & Mass Communication

Situation Analysis Since KRNU first started experimenting with broadcasting over 80 years ago, the University of Nebraska—Lincoln has recognized the importance independent radio stations play in a college community. For the last 20 years, 90.3 KRNU has relied on a format of alternative/indie music mixed with eclectic specialty shows. Through our research we discovered that 90.3 KRNU no longer has top-of-mind awareness among its target audience, which is primarily UNL students. Rick Alloway, KRNU station manager, saw the need for things to change. Through the collaboration of UNL supporters and KRNU supporters alike, it was decided ...


Native Daughters, Christina Devries, Jordan Pascale, Shannon Smith, Katie Stearns, Carson Vaughan, Molly Young, Clay Lomneth, Alan Eno, Astrid Munn, Matt Buxton, judi m. gaiashkibos, Shannon Smith, Hannah Peterson, Elizabeth Gamez, Maggie Liggett, Katie Stearns, Natasha Richardson, Johnna Hjersman, Krista Vogel, Elizabeth Gasaway, Charlie Pfister, Matt Buxton, Anthony Troester, Christine Lesiak, Scott Winter, John Wunder, Joe Starita, Princella Parker, Nancy Kelsey 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Native Daughters, Christina Devries, Jordan Pascale, Shannon Smith, Katie Stearns, Carson Vaughan, Molly Young, Clay Lomneth, Alan Eno, Astrid Munn, Matt Buxton, Judi M. Gaiashkibos, Shannon Smith, Hannah Peterson, Elizabeth Gamez, Maggie Liggett, Katie Stearns, Natasha Richardson, Johnna Hjersman, Krista Vogel, Elizabeth Gasaway, Charlie Pfister, Matt Buxton, Anthony Troester, Christine Lesiak, Scott Winter, John Wunder, Joe Starita, Princella Parker, Nancy Kelsey

Journalism & Mass Communications: Student Media

For almost two years, Nebraska’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications has benefited from this perfect storm, riding a project wave dedicated to a singular idea: You can’t really understand American history without understanding Native American history. And you can’t understand Native American history without understanding the critical role Native women have played in defining, enriching and protecting that history.

Underwritten by a $125,000 Carnegie Foundation grant, this journalism project is intended to substantially raise the profile of Native Daughters. To that end, the college enrolled two dozen of its best and brightest students – reporters, photographers ...


Displaced: Stories Of Struggle In South Africa, Sarah Bryant, Shannon Lauber, Christina DeVries, Jenna Gibson, Logan Meier, Anna Mostek, Kate Veik, Chris Slaughter, Vanessa Skocz, Chelsey Manhart, Bruce Thorson, Charlie Mitchell 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Displaced: Stories Of Struggle In South Africa, Sarah Bryant, Shannon Lauber, Christina Devries, Jenna Gibson, Logan Meier, Anna Mostek, Kate Veik, Chris Slaughter, Vanessa Skocz, Chelsey Manhart, Bruce Thorson, Charlie Mitchell

Journalism & Mass Communications: Student Media

In June 2008, a group from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln — two advisers, seven student photographers, two student reporters and one student videographer — traveled to South Africa for 18 days. Their project, which had been in the making for the previous six months, focused on documenting immigration issues in South Africa. Howard Buffett, a documentary photographer, funded the trip, which was a partnership involving UNL, Arizona State University and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The group arrived in South Africa amidst the aftermath of xenophobic violence that tore through the country in the several weeks leading up to the ...


2010 Special Olympics, College of Journalism & Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2010 College of Journalism & Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2010 Special Olympics, College Of Journalism & Mass Communications, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln

Journalism & Mass Communications: Student Media

A multimedia website, a nightly television broadcast and two new courses were created by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications for students to cover and promote the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games in Lincoln.

Fifty students in two Journalism and Mass Communications classes joined forces with the games' media professionals to produce a website (http://cojmc.unl.edu/specialolympics) to tell the stories of the athletes and of competitions in text, photos and videos.

About 3,000 people with intellectual disabilities competed in 13 sports venues across Lincoln. The games, which were the largest multi-sport event in the ...


2010 Kazakhstan Visual Journalism Class, College of Journalism & Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2010 Kazakhstan Visual Journalism Class, College Of Journalism & Mass Communications, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln

Journalism & Mass Communications: Student Media

Photojournalism students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications went to Kazakhstan for 16 days in May 2010.

Thanks to an endowed gift from three of the nation's leading photographers, the students were able to document an emerging country in which there is great human need.

The photographers, Howard Buffett, Thomas Mangelsen and Joel Sartore, created a photojournalism fund to enable students to travel abroad to witness the world firsthand and report on what they see. Buffett is a photographer of scenes in the developing world, Mangelsen is a nature photographer and Sartore is a ...


Innovations In The Internet’S Architecture That Challenge The Status Quo, Christopher S. Yoo 2010 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Innovations In The Internet’S Architecture That Challenge The Status Quo, Christopher S. Yoo

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The current debate over broadband policy has largely overlooked a number of changes to the architecture of the Internet that have caused the price paid by and quality of service received by traffic traveling across the Internet to vary widely. Topological innovations, such as private peering, multihoming, secondary peering, server farms, and content delivery networks, have caused the Internet’s traditionally hierarchical architecture to be replaced by one that is more heterogeneous. Moreover, network providers have begun to employ an increasingly varied array of business arrangements. Some of these innovations are responses to the growing importance of peer-to-peer technologies. Others ...


Ua68/3/2/1 Forensic Story, WKU University Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua68/3/2/1 Forensic Story, Wku University Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Audiotape regarding the restablishment of the William Biven Forensic Society.


The New Newspaper : Examining The Role Of Design In The Modern Print Edition, Matthew Joseph Haught 2010 Marshall University

The New Newspaper : Examining The Role Of Design In The Modern Print Edition, Matthew Joseph Haught

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

As the newspaper industry works to modernize because of a rapid move to Web technologies, editors and publishers are seeking ways to reach younger readers with the traditional print edition. This research examines the impact of design through methods of alternative story forms on readership in the target age bracket of 18-25 year olds. The study uses three models of storytelling to examine the impact of design and writing on the interest in the print edition in that age demographic. The study found that the theories of functionalism, when applied to newspaper design and writing, create a product that appeals ...


Broadcast News Organizations' Perceptions Of Viewer Generated Content, Christopher L. Atkins 2010 Marshall University

Broadcast News Organizations' Perceptions Of Viewer Generated Content, Christopher L. Atkins

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Viewer generated content refers to the recent phenomenon of broadcast viewers taking to the streets and creating content for the stations they watch. This study surveys the managers in broadcast news organizations across the country gauging their thoughts and station usage of content produced by their viewers. This study shows how pervasive the use of viewer generated content is in the broadcast news industry today, and how it is utilized by not only some news organizations but by nearly all stations. The phenomenon of viewer generated content is not only widespread but also has broadcast news organizations rethinking the way ...


Argument Construction, Argument Evaluation, And Decision-Making: A Content Analysis Of Argumentation And Debate Textbooks, Neil Stuart Butt 2010 Wayne State University

Argument Construction, Argument Evaluation, And Decision-Making: A Content Analysis Of Argumentation And Debate Textbooks, Neil Stuart Butt

Wayne State University Dissertations

Critical thinking abilities, especially the advanced critical thinking abilities required for decision-making, are important to both individuals and democratic policy making processes. Previous studies have indicated that argumentation and debate instruction can improve critical thinking abilities, but there are reasons to believe that current approaches are not as effective at developing decision-making ability as they could be, in part because they focus too heavily on argument construction, rather than argument evaluation and decision-making. In order to test which approaches to teaching argumentation and debate best encourage decision-making abilities, researchers need to know which elements are included in current argumentation and ...


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