The CTRL Semantic Engine
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    Walid Saba
CIO
Pragmatech
 


 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
Level:  Practical Experience

Location:  Yosemite A

We present CTRL, the first product of the R&D group at Pragmatech, which is a semantic engine that goes beyond words into concepts. Concepts are then composed into topics that are subsequently analyzed to identify the ‘key’ topics that describe what a certain document is about. The output of this procedure is used to generate a summary, to categorize documents, and most importantly to index and retrieve documents by key topics as opposed to words and phrases.”

We will also briefly discuss some applications of the CTRL semantic engine, such as semantic news filtering, semantic search, semantic advertising, and others.


Currently the Chief Information Officer of PRAGMATECH, Walid Saba received his PhD in Computer Science from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) in 1999. He spent over 18 years in industry working as a consulting software engineer and a research staff member at such places as the American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC., AT&T Bell Labs, MetLife, Nortel Networks, IBM and Cognos. Dr. Saba also spent over 7 years in academia teaching Computer Science at the University of Windsor, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the American University of Beirut, and the American University of Technology. His research interests are in computational semantics, ontology and intelligent agents. He has published over 30 technical papers that appeared in international journals and conference proceedings, including an award winning paper that was presented at the 31st Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2008).


   
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