Scott Renner

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For meaningful information exchange or integration, providers and consumers need compatible semantics between source and target systems. It is widely recognized that achieving this semantic integration is very costly. Nearly all the published research concerns how system integrators can discover and exploit semantic knowledge in order to better share data(More)
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions have been shown to improve both communication and social skills in children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. AAC applications have become available for personal devices such as cell phones, MP3 Players, and personal computer tablets. It is critical(More)
Organizational factors—lifecycles, staff specialization and retraining, and participants’ incentives—are too rarely considered in data integration research. We discuss how one can repackage the familiar tasks and research problems, to better fit organizations’ needs. The goal is to obtain data integration tools that support an industrial process of data(More)
Today‘s battlefield requires agility in a matter of minutes, not hours or days, but there is a critical data sharing gap at the tactical edge. Implementation of the DOD Net-Centric Data Strategy through XML-based data standards is essential to fixing this problem and providing an environment where interoperable data is available to the war-fighter wherever(More)
The U.S. Department of Defense is pursuing a transformation which seeks to improve mission effectiveness through greatly improved information sharing. The nature of this transformation, the large size of the DoD, and the presence of allied and coalition partners all result in an enterprise with information management needs that cannot be completely(More)
These consumers are interested in standards that add power to their information systems, not in better mediators. They avoid most query language debates, accepting the current standard. Once persuaded, these agencies may require use of the standard. However, they first must be helped to see how incremental changes to their installed base of legacy systems(More)