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In this paper we introduce a new semantic desktop system called IRIS, an application framework for enabling users to create a “personal map” across their office-related information objects. Built as part of the CALO Cognitive Assistant project, IRIS represents a step in our quest to construct the kinds of tools that will significantly augment the user’s(More)
Biological knowledge is increasingly represented as a collection of (entity-relationship-entity) triplets. These are queried, mined, appended to papers, and published. However, this representation ignores the argumentation contained within a paper and the relationships between hypotheses, claims and evidence put forth in the article. In this paper, we(More)
In this paper, we will introduce a new semantic desktop system called IRIS, and explain the context in which it was built, as part of the CALO Cognitive Assistant project. As we describe our quest to construct the kinds of tools that will significantly enhance the user’s experience and augment the user’s ability to perform knowledge work, we will explain(More)
The insufficiency of terminological standards in neuroscience is increasingly recognized as a serious obstacle to interoperability. Adoption of a controlled vocabulary is a successful solution for small numbers of groups that work closely together but is impractical for large numbers of groups who represent diverse areas of research, index information by(More)
The development of the IRIS semantic desktop platform has provided illumination of some important issues associated with the collection and manipulation of knowledge assets that are organized by an ontology. We explore those issues related to the personalization of the workspace and of the knowledge assets manipulated by IRIS users. We show that a topic map(More)
In this paper we will give an overview of the Semantic Desktop par-<lb>adigm, beginning with the history of the term, a definition, current work and its<lb>relevance to knowledge management of the future. Existing applications and re-<lb>search results are listed and their role as building blocks of the future Semantic<lb>Desktop described. Based on the(More)
The term knowledge gardening, a contraction of the longer dynamic knowledge gardening (DKG), is a direct descendant of Douglas Engelbart’s Dynamic Knowledge Repository (DKR). A DKR exists as a combination of humans and tools, epistemic communities and the tools they use to aggregate information resources and work products, and to collaborate. We describe(More)
What if there are ways to federate all of the many world views of actors everywhere. What would be the use cases under which such a federation makes sense? What would be the benefits to such a federation? What would be the drawbacks to such a federation? Indeed, what are the ways in which such a federation could be facilitated? Why promiscuous? By positing(More)