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Finin, Timothy

Works: 10 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 45 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QA76.9.D3, 005.74
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The semantic web : ISWC 2008 : 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26-30, 2008 : proceedings by Abraham Bernstein( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, during October 26-30, 2008. The volume contains 43 revised full research papers selected from a total of 261 submissions, of which an additional 3 papers were referred to the semantic Web in-use track; 11 papers out of 26 submissions to the semantic Web in-use track, and 7 papers and 12 posters accepted out of 39 submissions to the doctorial consortium. The topics covered in the research track are ontology engineering; data management; software and service engineering; non-standard reasoning with ontologies; semantic retrieval; OWL; ontology alignment; description logics; user interfaces; Web data and knowledge; semantic Web services; semantic social networks; and rules and relatedness. The semantic Web in-use track covers knowledge management; business applications; applications from home to space; and services and infrastructure
The Semantic Web - ISWC 2008 : 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26-30, 2008. Proceedings by David Hutchison( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Learning in Broker Agent ( Article )
1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
The PLANES system : natural language access to a large data base : annual progress report by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The PLANES system is designed to allow non-programmers to obtain information from a large relational data base by typing requests in English. PLANES can deal with pronoun reference, ellipsis and questions about itself. Examples of system operation and detailed program descriptions are included, along with discussions on the answering of vague or complex questions, browsing, the generation of clarifying dialogues with the user, adding the ability to handle new questions, and the organization and content of the data base
Neighborhood-Consistent Transaction Management for Pervasive Computing Environments ( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the problem of transaction management in pervasive computing environments and presents a new approach to address them. We represent each entity as a mobile or static semi-autonomous device. The purpose of each device is to satisfy user queries based on its local data repository and interactions with other devices currently in its vicinity. Pervasive environments, unlike traditional mobile computing paradigm, do not differentiate between clients and servers that are located in a fixed, wired infrastructure. Consequently, we model all devices as peers. These environments also relax other assumptions made by mobile computing paradigm, such as the possibility of reconnection with a given device, support from wired infrastructure, or the presence of a global schema. These fundamental characteristics of pervasive computing environments limit the use of techniques developed for transactions in a mobile computing environments. We define an alternative optimistic transaction model whose main emphasis is to provide a high rate of successful transaction terminations and to maintain a neighborhood-based consistency. The model accomplishes this via the help of active witnesses and by employing an epidemic voting protocol. The advantage of our model is that it enables two or more peers to engage in a reliable and consistent transaction while in a pervasive environment without assuming that they can talk to each other via infrastructure such as base stations. The advantage of using active witnesses and an epidemic voting protocol is that transaction termination does not depend on any single point of a failure. Additionally, the use of an epidemic voting protocol does not require all involved entities to be simultaneously connected at any time and, therefore, further overcomes the dynamic nature of the environments. We present the implementation of the model and results from simulations
United States Air Force (USAF) Semantic Interoperability Capabilities Based Assessment and Technology Roadmap ( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The primary purpose of this study is to assist the United States Air Force (USAF) to decide where and when to invest effort and resources to research, develop, and implement a family of technology believed to offer solutions to the problem of automated machine-to-machine (M2M) interoperability. The USAF has identified the automation of interoperability between machines as a key enabler of net-centric warfare. In this study we assert that semantic technologies are needed to enable true M2M interoperability yet at the same time acknowledge that semantic technology is at early stage of adoption in the industry and has not been widely adopted by the Department of Defense (DoD). Similarly, semantic interoperability (SI) has yet to enjoy rich support from doctrine, training, leadership, or as common material solutions
In Reputation We Believe: Query Processing in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks ( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Research on data management in mobile ad-hoc networks focuses on discovering sources and acquiring information. Mobile devices assume answers to be correct and do not verify the veracity of the information or the providers. This assumption is suitable for most client-server environments; however, peer-to-peer environments lack the intrinsic stability of "anchored" sources. In mobile ad-hoc networks, sources may provide faulty information, which can lead to incorrect conclusions. Consequently, devices need a mechanism to evaluate the integrity of their peers and the accuracy of peer provided information. To address this problem we propose a query processing model that relies on distributed trust and belief. Each device maintains and shares beliefs regarding the degree of trust it has for its peers - where trust is determined by experience and reputation. Additionally, each device associates a value indicating its belief in the accuracy of the information it holds. This knowledge is used by devices to determine the reliability of query responses. We implement our model in GloMoSim and provide experimental results for different combinations of trust and accuracy algorithms
DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML) Tools for Supporting Intelligent Annotation, Sharing and Retrieval ( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The UMBC lead DAML project began with the goal to design and prototype critical software components enabling developers to create intelligent software agents capable of understanding and processing information and knowledge encoded in DAML and other semantically rich markup languages. The project was led by Tim Finin (UMBC) who served as the PI, CO-PI Jim Mayfield (JHU) and CO-PI Benjamin Grosof (MIT). The work had three main research thrusts: exploring and evaluating how semantic web technology can be integrated into and used by agent based systems, developing techniques for building information retrieval systems using semantic web data and knowledge and developing and evaluating better rule based systems for the semantic web. This final report describes the most significant results and provides a complete list of papers that provide more information of the research carried out and detailed results
Information and knowledge management : expanding the definition of "database" : First International Conference, CIKM '92, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, November 8-11, 1992 : select papers by Timothy W Finin( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This volume contains expanded and updated versions of papers presented at CIKM 92, the First International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, held in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 1992. The conference participants came from the fields of database management, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence. A major theme in the volume is how these fields are merging and enriching each other. Theeight papers discuss: discovering context in a conceptual schema; a system for face information retrieval; queries in OODB systems; consistency checking in OODBs; integrity constraints representation in OODBs; a framework for temporal object databases; inductive dependencies and approximate databases; OODB design methodologies
The Eighth Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Applications : proceedings, March 2-6, 1992, Monterey, California by Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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