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Colloquium - Heflin

ECCR 245

SHOE: A Prototype Language for the Semantic Web
University of Maryland, College Park
Jeff Heflin photo

Tim Berners-Lee's idea of the Semantic Web proposes "a web of meaning" to augment the current "web of links" that exists on the Internet. To achieve this vision, we need to develop languages and tools that enable machine understandable web pages. The SHOE project, begun in 1996, was one of the first to begin exploring these issues. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the SHOE language and address our approach to some of the unique challenges of designing a semantic language for the Internet. I will then describe the suite of SHOE tools, which includes a markup tool, web-crawler and various query interfaces. Finally, I will discuss our experiences with the language and tools when applied to various domains.

Jeff Heflin is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his BS in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Before returning to graduate school, he spent four years in the computer consulting industry designing databases. His research interests include the Semantic Web, ontologies, knowledge representation, and intelligent agents.

Hosted by Kenneth Anderson.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the talk in ECOT 831.

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