Enterprise ready RDF with OWLIM: new features and use cases
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  Barry Bishop   Barry Bishop
Product Manager, OWLIM
Ontotext AD


Thursday, June 7, 2012
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Level:  Technical - Introductory

Location:  Imperial B

You have probably heard the name OWLIM several times in relation to high-profile semantic technology applications. However, if you are not familiar with some of the details, you might be wondering what it actually does or what features it has that make it the RDF database of choice for the BBC, the Press Association, and the British Museum.

This workshop will give an overview of the W3C technologies that OWLIM supports and as well as its powerful features that go beyond this technology stack. In the year since the last SemTech in San Francisco, OWLIM has matured in a number of ways to make it better, faster, more reliable and easier to use. The features that will be presented include:

• optimized handling owl:sameAs that enable efficient integration of multiple datasets
• updates to Full-text search, ranking and the new graph/literal indices
• geo-spatial indices that enable efficient handling of geographic constraints
• cluster architecture of OWLIM-Enterprise
• monitoring console, allowing administrators to analyse and manage the query load
• integration with other tools like TopBraid Composer

This continued evolution of improvements and new features has led to its adoption in a range of new use-cases. The workshop will finish with a description of these use-cases, highlighting the trends underlying the adoption of OWLIM in semantic technology applications such as:

• enterprise semantic search for pharmaceutical companies
• semantic annotation and dynamic web publishing in the media sector
• linked data integration in services like LinkedLifeData, FactForge and UniProt
• vertical search engines, like the Edamam food and recipe search engine

Barry Bishop is the Product Manager for the OWLIM family of Semantic Repositories and is managing Ontotext's partnership with landmark OWLIM users such as the BBC and The Press Association. He has over 20 years experience in software engineering and has worked with semantic technologies since 2007, particularly in the areas of knowledge representation and reasoning. He has contributed to several European funded research projects including LarKC and SOA4All. Previously Barry led the IRIS research unit at the Semantic Technology Institute at the University of Innsbruck.

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