LogicU (http://www.logicu.com) Announces the Hands-on Semantic Skills Tutorial (featuring Protégé and SWOOP), an Introduction to Ontology (“Semantic Web”) Techniques.

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LogicU (http://www.logicu.com) announces the Hands-on Semantic Skills Tutorial (featuring Protégé and SWOOP), a one-day intensive introduction to the use of ontology (�Semantic Web�) tools and techniques.

Austin, TX February 17, 2005 -- LogicU (http://www.logicu.com) today announced availability of the Hands-on Semantic Skills Tutorial (featuring Protégé and SWOOP), a one-day intensive introduction to the use of ontology (“Semantic Web”) tools and techniques for knowledge and information management.

Born in AI research centers, open-source tools like Stanford’s Protégé and University of Maryland’s SWOOP have been in development for many years. The maturity of these tools now makes it possible for technical domain experts to capture understanding in portable models, also called vocabularies or taxonomies. These models are stored as XML or SQL, and exchanged in XML-based knowledge formats like OWL and RDF. The power and interoperability of these models surpasses industry-favored UML for many important uses, especially for organizations seeking to move beyond the era of creating custom software for each application they invent.

LogicU one and two day lessons are held in state of the art computer training facilities around North America. These lessons deliver immediately usable skills for all knowledge workers, including: programmers, engineers, researchers, strategists, administrators, designers, and entrepeneurs.    

Instructor Stuart Baurmann explains that, “Our lesson plans integrate new skills with old skills up-front. We make sure that students know how to use ontologies together with other tools they are already comfortable with, based on their pre-screened level of technical competence.“

LogicU skill training emphasizes manipulation and query of W3C Standard RDF and OWL models using interactive tools, XML, and SQL. Specific topics include: ontology design, validation of models with sample data, knowledge visualization, automatic construction of lightweight applications, ontology library management, and integration with XML/Java based business applications and rule systems. Popular semantic web mechanisms like RSS and Dublin-Core are also covered.

Applications of these skills include: e-commerce message vocabularies, clinical medicine and billing, search and decision support, product and market definition, financial forecasting, media resource managment, statistical population analysis, planning and optimization, education, simulations, gaming, security and law enforcement.

LogicU is the training division of Scrutable Systems Inc., an Austin-based software research and development lab. Note that LogicU and Scrutable Systems have no affiliation with Stanford University, the University of Maryland, or the W3C.

For details, see the LogicU website at http://www.logicu.com.

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