Knowledge Fusion Education

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Knowledge Fusion
Research Workshop

November 29
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December 1, 2005

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Knowledge Fusion Education

Richard Scherl

Computer Science
Department

Monmouth University

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Approaches to Knowledge Fusion
Education


Academic Degree Program


Course(s) on Knowledge Fusion
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Adding Knowledge Fusion topics to existing
courses.
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Monmouth University: School of
Science, Technology, and Engineering


Department of Computer Science (M.S.)


Tracks:


Intelligent Information Systems


Computer Networks


Telecommunications


Department of Software Engineering (M.S.)


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Monmouth University: School of
Science, Technology, and Engineering


Center for Rapid Response Database Systems
(CRRDS)




Urban Coast Institute


Center for Coastal Watershed Management


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CSXXX


Knowledge Fusion

Catalog Description
: Fundamental techniques
for integrating information from heterogeneous
sources to obtain actionable knowledge. The
sources of information include databases, files,
and web pages. Covered techniques include
both those based upon logic and also
approaches based on probabilistic reasoning.

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CSXXX


Knowledge Fusion

Prerequisites
:



CS517
: Database Systems


CS520:
Introduction to Intelligent Systems

Materials:


http://www.monmouth.edu/~rscherl

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Syllabus


Overview of Knowledge Fusion, basic issues.


Logical Background (syntax, semantics,
inference methods)


Background in Probability


Datalog


Database Information Integration


Ontologies and Information Sysems


Description Logics

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Syllabus (cont)


XML


Query Languages for unstructured data, web
query languages


Semantic Web for Information and Services


RDF and OWL


Agents and Agent Platforms


Bayesian Networks


Conclusions and Summary

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Some Useful Texts


A Semantic Web Primer by Grigoris Antoniou
and Frank van Harmelen 2004


Introduction to Knowledge Representation and
Reasoning by R. Brachman and H. Levesque
2004.


Database Systems: The Complete Book by H.
Garcia
-
Molina, J. Ullman, and J. Widom 2002

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Some Issues


Balance of Theoretical and Practical Aspects


How to convey more theoretical aspects to
typical student.

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Some Issues (cont)


Programming Language (?)


Bayesian Network Software (Hugin)


Agent Platform (Jade)


Owl Tools


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Python ?


Blank, D.S., Kumar, D., Meeden, L., and
Yanco, H.
The Pyro Toolkit for AI and robotics
.
AI Magazine
. 2005.


P. Norvig.
Python for Lisp Programmers.


http://www.norvig.com


Pychinko Parsia, B. Katz, Y., Clark, K.


http://www.mindswap.org

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Adding Knowledge Fusion Topics
to Established Classes


Databases


but see Alon Halevy Sigmod Record 2003


Artificial Intelligence (undergraduate and graduate)


Semantic Web: Logic, Inference


Bayesian Networks: Fusion of information to
identify terrorist or an event of terrorism


Machine Learning: Identify signature of a category of
event given available information (sensors)


Abduction: Identify suspicious behavior

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Thanks!



Knowledge Fusion Center of ARL (Dana Ulery)


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My Monmouth Students