WHAT IS KT2001?
WHO WILL ATTEND?
9:00AM - 5:30PM
Managers Guide to Topic Maps
Rivers-Moore, Director of New Technologies, RivCom
Description: This beginner level tutorial will
enable participants to understand what topic maps are
all about and how they can be used to meet real-world
requirements for the sharing and application of corporate
knowledge. Intended for information managers rather than
programmers, it will show how topic maps concepts are
both far-reaching and, ultimately, easy to grasp.
An Implementers Guide to Developing Topic Maps
Ahmed, Principal Consultant, Ontopia and Steve
Pepper, Founder & CTO, Ontopia
Description: This intermediate level tutorial concentrates
on the practical issues in developing topic maps.
The focus is on technical solutions to the problems of
topic map creation, maintenance and connecting resources
to topic maps.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Topic Maps
Application of XSLT to Knowledge Transformations
Ken Holman, CTO, CraneSoftwrights, Inc.
Description: This tutorial is comprised
of two half-day generic introductions: XML and the family
of Recommendations, and Introduction to XSLT and XPath.
XML is a technology suitable for knowledge representation,
and XSLT is as tool that can be used for transforming
XML-expressed knowledge representations from one form
to another. Click below for detailed syllabi for each
In The Corporation
Introduction To XSLT and XPath
Standards for Knowledge
Instructors: Linda Burman,
VP of Standards, Kinecta Corporation, Ron
Daniel Jr., Standards Architect, Interwoven, Inc.,
& Dianne Kennedy,
Chief Technical Consultant, IDEAlliance
Description: This tutorial will provide an opportunity
for the knowledge community to learn about the standards
that apply to knowledge solutions.
This concise overview will enable participants
to determine which standards are critical to their environment
and which standards should be stated requirements in knowledge
solutions they build or buy.
Practical Ontology Construction
Tautz, Manager Research & Consulting, empolis
Knowledge Management Division, Bertelsmann Mohn Media
Description: Ontologies have grown in importance
for representing organizational knowledge explicitly.
While there exist several standards for this purpose (e.g.,
Topic Maps, OIL, DAML), the construction of comprehensive
ontologies that reflect organization-specific needs remains
a challenge. This tutorial gives an overview of the most
important knowledge representation formalisms, sets existing
ontology specification languages in relation to these
formalisms, introduces organizational and methdological
concepts for continuous learning, and finally presents
a systematic, goal-oriented method for constructing ontologies
that meet organization-specific information needs based
on existing assets (e.g., text documents) and interests/needs
Introduction to RDF
Olson, Senior Developer and Founder, Fourthought,
Inc. and Chime Ogbuji,
Consultant, Fourthought, Inc.
Description: This introductory tutorial will provide
a conceptual overview of the Resource Definition Framework,
or RDF. It will also introduce RDF Schema.
Concrete examples of RDF will be demonstrated using some
of the currently available RDF tools.
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