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Some interesting points here: http://www.theplatform.net/2015/06/25/the-real-trouble-with-cognitive-computing/  

And here are some caveats and thoughts overlapping:     #cognitivecomputing   #semanticweb  

The attention on challenges in scaling system that can benefit from large amount of background/domain knowledge is important. And I also agree that neat, well crafted, traditionally built software systems would not be efficient. But, I can't get myself to agree with some statements such as these: "The non-messy way to develop would be to create one big knowledge model, as with the semantic web, and have a neat way to query it." That is an inaccurate way to characterise semantic web. Semantic Web approach is not all about building one consistent, comprehensive ontology to build one solution. DBPedia or Freebase cover a lot of domains, and linked open data consists of a large number of independently created, at times indifferent quality, at times inconsistent knowledge clusters. Black box approaches (aka neural networks) is not the only way to scale. White box approaches are possible and have benefits (they can explain the reasoning and outcomes, and often that is critical).

This statement is completely consistent with the semantic web approach (it seems to be implied that it is not): "All has to be combined, from natural language processing, machine learning, knowledge representation. " Semantic (web) computing (and its use of background/domain knowledge) routinely enhances NLP and ML. The "instead of (semantic web)" implied in this paragraph is misplaced. This is just as misplaced as an assertion in 2005 that ontologies and semantic technologies can't help in search- well we know in 2013, Google figured out using "knowledge graph" (a knowledge first hand built Freebase and then built by semiautomatic and automatic means) [for more on this. see [1]) to come out with semantic search (some historical notes in [2], if interested on this topic).

An important hypothesis this article makes is: "software development is outpaced by the intelligence of the systems." If the system is becoming more intelligent, while we are benefiting from more powerful algorithms (e.g., recent progress in scaling deep learning and its applications), equally or even more important is out ability to use a system that has a variety of methods/algorithms/reasoning and then our ability to pick the right ones to solve a problem. It seems that is what Watson is about-- ability to synthesize a broader variety of computational methods to solve a problem-- just as what our brain seems to be able to with its top brain and bottom brain working together.

[1] http://amitsheth.blogspot.com/2007/05/semantic-web-different-perspective-on.html 
[2] http://amitsheth.blogspot.com/2014/09/15-years-of-semantic-search-and.html
One look at the IBM roadmap reveals that future emphasis, particularly on the software and applications side, will revolve around that catch-all trend that
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"College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one."

An excellent article-- pretty much on the mark: 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/06/09/college-is-not-a-commodity-stop-treating-it-like-one/
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Social media still gets too much credit for the Arab Spring and social change. Change needs people, not just tech
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Some interesting points here: http://www.theplatform.net/2015/06/25/the-real-trouble-with-cognitive-computing/  

And here are some caveats and thoughts overlapping:     #cognitivecomputing   #semanticweb  

The attention on challenges in scaling system that can benefit from large amount of background/domain knowledge is important. And I also agree that neat, well crafted, traditionally built software systems would not be efficient. But, I can't get myself to agree with some statements such as these: "The non-messy way to develop would be to create one big knowledge model, as with the semantic web, and have a neat way to query it." That is an inaccurate way to characterise semantic web. Semantic Web approach is not all about building one consistent, comprehensive ontology to build one solution. DBPedia or Freebase cover a lot of domains, and linked open data consists of a large number of independently created, at times indifferent quality, at times inconsistent knowledge clusters. Black box approaches (aka neural networks) is not the only way to scale. White box approaches are possible and have benefits (they can explain the reasoning and outcomes, and often that is critical).

This statement is completely consistent with the semantic web approach (it seems to be implied that it is not): "All has to be combined, from natural language processing, machine learning, knowledge representation. " Semantic (web) computing (and its use of background/domain knowledge) routinely enhances NLP and ML. The "instead of (semantic web)" implied in this paragraph is misplaced. This is just as misplaced as an assertion in 2005 that ontologies and semantic technologies can't help in search- well we know in 2013, Google figured out using "knowledge graph" (a knowledge first hand built Freebase and then built by semiautomatic and automatic means) [for more on this. see [1]) to come out with semantic search (some historical notes in [2], if interested on this topic).

An important hypothesis this article makes is: "software development is outpaced by the intelligence of the systems." If the system is becoming more intelligent, while we are benefiting from more powerful algorithms (e.g., recent progress in scaling deep learning and its applications), equally or even more important is out ability to use a system that has a variety of methods/algorithms/reasoning and then our ability to pick the right ones to solve a problem. It seems that is what Watson is about-- ability to synthesize a broader variety of computational methods to solve a problem-- just as what our brain seems to be able to with its top brain and bottom brain working together.

[1] http://amitsheth.blogspot.com/2007/05/semantic-web-different-perspective-on.html 
[2] http://amitsheth.blogspot.com/2014/09/15-years-of-semantic-search-and.html
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Loved Wiley's point in the context of design: ""Beauty itself has utility." A broader perspective of design such as this will get increasing attention everywhere: "Good design isn’t just a product. It’s also an organization, and a story that organization tells about how it came to be." We will see attention to design with respect to team/organization, site/software/product, interaction/interactivity,...

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3046512/how-google-finally-got-design
Google's transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.
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Design is indeed fundamental to collaborative information systems. In fact, whenever there is an interaction between individual/ groups and technology. 
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"We actually have a culture where doing the experimenting is the learning; is the innovation." 

This is an interesting point that we may want to increasingly practice/
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Education
  • BITS, Pilani, India
    Electrical & Electronics Engg., 1976 - 1981
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Computer & Information Science, 1981 - 1985
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Introduction
Amit Sheth is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar, an endowed faculty position funded by LexisNexis and the Ohio Board of Regents at Wright State University. He directs the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis)

Some of the topics on which he made early and significant contributions are: (semantic) integration of heterogeneous databases federated databases (1987- ); schema integration tool (1998, commercial version - 2000); transaction management in multidatabases, multidatabase consistency and workflows (1991-); domain specific metadata extraction and browser-based faceted search - InfoHarness (1993 - ; commercial 1995 - ); multi-ontology/federated semantic query processing (1994 - ); VisualHarness/ZEBRA: keyword-attribute-image content based search of text and image data (1995- 1998); OBSERVER: multi-ontology query processing (1996-2000); CORBA (1996) & Web based (1998) adaptive workflow management: ORBWork, WebWork; commercial semantic Web technology: semantic search, browsing, personalization, marketing (1999 - : keynote: 2000), patent filed/issued 2000/2001); searching for relevant ontology (2001); semantic web services (2002 - ), semantic associations (2002 - ); Semantic Information Brokeringontology based context representation and federated ontology architecture for information search (2003 - ); Smart Data (original 2004, revised 2013), semantic (domain-specific) provenance (2008);  semantic sensor web (2008 - ); citizen sensing and semantic social Web (2009 - ); Computing for Human Experience (2008 - ), Physical-Cyber-Social Computing (2012).

Note: link is to one of the early (more accessible) paper on that topic; year is the publication year for the first work on that topic.

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My main bragging rights are the success of my advisees - many are on to exceptional career paths, and some are internationally recognized in what they do. Check out: http://knoesis.org/amit/students
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LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar; Executive Director, Kno.e.sis
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Web 3.0; Semantic Web; Sensor Web; IoE; Web of Things; Social Web; Smart Data; Big Data; Collaborations and applications in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Material Sciences
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  • Kno.e.sis Center
    Executive Director, 2007 - present
    Kno.e.sis was founded by Prof. Sheth as the Wright State University Center of Excellence in Kno.e.sis-enabled Computing in 2007. The Ohio governor declared it as a Center of Excellence in BioHealth Innovation following a competition by Ohio Board of Regents. It conducts extensive multidisciplinary research spanning Computer Science, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Cognitive Sciences and Systems, Material Sciences and other fields.
  • Biomedical Sciences PhD program, Wright State University
    Professor, 2008 - present
  • Wright State University
    LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar, 2007 - present
  • University of Georgia
    Professor, 1994 - 2006
    Also, Founder/Director, Large Scale Distributed Information Systems (LSDIS) lab; Member, Institute of Bioinformatics; Member, Biomedical & Health Sciences Institute; Member/Professor, Faculty of Engineering.
  • Taalee, Voquette, Semagix
    COB/CEO, Sr. VP/Chief Scientist, 1999 - 2006
  • Honeywell, Unisys, Bellcore/Telcordia Technology
    Member of Technical Staff, 1985 - 1994
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2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2 - Semanticweb.com
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Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this s

Smart Data - How you and I will exploit Big Data for personalized dig…
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Amit Sheth's keynote at IEEE BigData 2014, Oct 29, 2014. Abstract at: http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2014/keynotespeech.htm

Digital volunteers use social media, come together during Jammu floods
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Social media not only has the power to connect individuals from across borders but also has the ability to provide assistance to people when

Virtuoso, The Prometheus of RDF -- Sematics 2014 Conference Keynote
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Virtuoso, The Prometheus of RDF presented by Orri Erling (Virtuoso Program Manager)

How wearable cameras can help those with Alzheimer's
www.theguardian.com

The wearable camera is being touted as the latest must-have accessory for social-media obsessives, but is a real boon for helping people wit

Five NLP APIs to Watch - Semanticweb.com
semanticweb.com

Patricio Robles of Programmable Web recently discussed how natural language processing or NLP technologies are simplifying data and customer

General Elections 2014: Enough of selective secularism
zeenews.india.com

India has been home to varied faiths, caste and communities since time immemorial.

Indian Democracy Runs on Briefcase-Sized Voting Machines
www.theatlantic.com

They're portable, economical, and helping more than 800 million Indians cast ballots in this year's election.

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Trending Stories,Browse interesting pictures, funny videos & graphics

140 Characters Of F*ck, Sh!t, And @ss: How We Swear On Twitter
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Researchers plumbed the depths of Twitter's foul-mouthed users to find out which which dirty-ass words people fucking tweet the most.

Big Data Variety Means That Metadata Matters
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Of the famous big data Vs, it’s the variety in data that holds the most potential for exploitation. While not everybody has the huge problem

Good-Bye 2013 - Semanticweb.com
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As we prepare to greet the New Year, we take a look back at the year that was. Some of the leading voices in the semantic web/Linked Data/We

Stanford Researchers: It Is Trivially Easy to Match Metadata to Real People
www.theatlantic.com

True, the telephony metadata that the NSA collects does not include customer names, but it's really no trouble to figure them out.

IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: Teaching IBM's Watson How To Think Like A Human
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Enabling Watson to understand human language with all its context and cause-and-effect relationships -- the way we humans do -- is a great c

IBM Research Unveils Two New Watson Related Projects from Cleveland Clin...
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IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled two new Watson-related cognitive technologies that are expected to help physicians make more informe

Google+ Hangouts – Google Hangouts
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Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android

WATCH: Is This The Strategy That Could Turn Around America's Schools?
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Is the answer to engaging and empowering global youth simpler than we think? Last month at the Ideas Festival in Aspen, Design For Change fo

Are we missing out on tech-aided disaster management in Uttarakhand?
www.thehindu.com

A look at why it is proving difficult to lend that extra 'tech' edge to the relief and rebuilding effort in Uttarakhand.

I rented from Pegasus four times for a period of 4 to 5 days each time during our six week stay in Dunedin. I found the services to be excellent. A very nice lady would pick us up and drop off at our accommodation on U Otago campus (this was a key reason to rent from them). The cost of rental is low ($49 during summer months, $39 during winter months- starting 4th week of April for a compact or subcompact, and because the insurance cap is NZD 1,500 it was easier to decline insurance and rely on my credit card coverage) because cars are NOT new. My rentals had 120,000 to 139,000 kms on them, and tire treads were not in great shape but I did not see any performance and reliability issue. Thrifty would rent to newer cars but that would cost you around $99 with insurance, plus you would not get pick-up and drop-off. I did rent once from another company that rented used cars (one form Hanson has 90K kms, but Pegasus cars were in better shape).
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As soon as unloaded upon I returned car at SJC, I notice my office bag seemed lighter-- I had forgotten my laptop on dinner table-- and traveling without the laptop would have been a disaster. Sue, the lady who checked my car in was very gracious--sent a colleague with the car I had already returned--I was able to get the laptop in the nick of time and got dropped off at the terminal. Thanks for out of the ordinary help, Sue. Such service can have a customer coming back.
Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
Spent 5+ hours: started with HarbourFront MRT - Marang Trail (short 20 min or so to )- Jewel Box (nice restaurant- had a nice cake and fruit smoothie) - to Mt Farber Loop - Henderson Wave - Terrace Garden - Alexandra Arch - Floral Walk ending in Hort Park. Floral Walk was the highlight. If you like nature walk, then a good place to spend half or full day. But avoid sunny or very muggy afternoons.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A bit upscale restaurant, somewhat pricy but many may find it worth the cost. When we reached, the restaurant was nearly empty, so it was a bit strange when the manager types asked if we had a reservation. Choices for a vegetarian were mainly side dishes and salads, but the one dish they offered - mixed vegetables- we well prepared. Inside decor is nice, lighting very dim. Restaurant was busy by the time we left. Worth a visit.
Public - a year ago
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My wife and I agreed - this was the best Indian restaurant in recent memory! And I just completed my visit of 10 countries in last 5 months! Perfect blend of spices - dishes that are different than standard fare at a Punjabi restaurant.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The place to visit if you have an evening in Frankfurt....the square is really impressive. May also want to also check out the Frankfurt Cathedral nearby.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I was unhappy for getting a car that had smoking smell even though the rental car is supported to be nonsmoking. I also had a nail in my tire and that required changing the vehicle on Jan 1 when all except airport locations are closed-. So while I lost some time, Enterprise's phone support and LAX location were excellent about changing the vehicle. For both matters, Brian Lam, the associate at Enterprise's Solar Way location in Fremont was very apologetic and he did his best to do the things right by taking off a day's charge. Discounting for things beyond Enterprise' control, Brian and Enterprise provided excellent service, and hence my rating.
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