Monday, September 26, 2011

Online SEURAT workshop: LarKC: The Large Knowledge Collider

Another SEURAT-1 cluster invitation:

LarKC: The Large Knowledge Collider

Wednesday September 28th 2011, 15:00 CEST, 6:00 PDT

(organized by ToxBankSEURAT-1 DAWG)

The Linked Resources concept is a key component of the ToxBank description of work in providing a data warehouse platform for the SEURAT-1cluster. Deriving new knowledge from existing data is the task the ToxBank data warehouse will facilitate. Reasoning is an approach from the field of knowledge management that does exactly that: find new facts based on existing data.

In this presentation, Spyros Kotoulas (post-doc at the Free University of Amsterdam) will talk about the EU FP-7 Large-Scale Integrating Project project LarKC. This project has as aim to develop the Large Knowledge Collider (LarKC, for short, pronounced “lark”), a platform for massive distributed incomplete reasoning that will remove the scalability barriers of currently existing reasoning systems for the Semantic Web. To this end, the LarKC platform facilitates creating high-performance workflows for Linked Data using an open set of reusable components. We will give an overview of the current state of the LarKC platform and its capabilities as well a description of its application in data integration and Life Sciences.

The meeting will be held online for SEURAT-1 participants and will be organized via GoToMeeting. There are only 25 seats, so early registration is important, as we will fill seats on a first-come basis. However, one ‘seat’ can host multiple scientists behind a single computer.

Please send an email to Egon Willighagen ( listing your name, SEURAT-1 project, and email address. Details on how to log in will be send to that address shortly before the meeting.