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)
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)
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)
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)
The challenge of Cyberinfrastructure is to integrate relevant and often disparate resources to provide a useful, usable, and enabling framework for research and discovery characterized by broad access and " end-to-end " coordination –NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for the Social Sciences, 2005 1 Extended Abstract We are developing a subject-centric… (More)
Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. Abstract. This paper reports progress in realizing human-agent argumentation, which we argue will be part of future… (More)
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