Dr. Voorhees will speak on the topic “To Measure is to Know” on Tuesday, October 8. Big Data projects can fall short of expectations or outright fail for lack of clear data metrics and an understanding of what they mean in a given problem’s context. This talk examines the necessity of clearly and deeply specifying what exactly you intend to glean from Big Data before you build any software. Using lessons learned from the 20-year Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) project, Dr. Voorhees will focus on the role appropriate evaluation methodologies can play in understanding and categorizing content that is structured for humans rather than machines. She is a member of the Retrieval Group in the Information Technology Laboratory at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and her specialty is information retrieval, search, and natural language processing.
On Wednesday, October 9, Dr. Daniel Miranker will address “Matching and Volume – Challenges of Scaling Pattern Matching.” His talk will address the 30-year old vision in computer science of creating intelligent systems capable of logical inference on large amounts of data, which the emergence of the semantic web and cloud computing has, again, brought to the forefront. Dr. Miranker is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin and creator of the LEAPS and TREAT pattern matching algorithms.His research spans bio-informatics, the semantic web, ontologies and data integration, intelligent information systems, and big data access methods. Dr. Miranker, who designed the first thousand-fold computer, was a founder of 5th Generation Computer Corporation, which commercialized that machine.
On Thursday, October 10, Dr. Ernest Friedman-Hill will present, “Jess: Making My Own Rules.” Dr. Friedman-Hill is a principal member of the technical staff atSandia National Laboratoriesin Livermore, California. He is the creator of the popularJessrules engine and is the author of “Jess in Action.” His current work at Sandia includes the development of software for mechanical design and analysis. In discussing the now 15-year old rule engine for the Java platform, Dr. Friedman-Hill will take the opportunity to look back at Jess’s history and evolution as the first Java implementation of the Rete algorithm, and its current incarnation as actively used in industry and academia. Dr. Friedman-Hill will forward to where Jess is going in the future, discussing the software engineering principles that have guided its development and the best practices that govern its use.
In addition to the three keynotes, other thought leaders representing some of the most advanced work being undertaken today to “tame big data” from around the globe will address a variety of issues facing the technical community today.
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