ASIS&T 2006 Annual Meeting

Thesaurus to Ontology - What Does it Take to Make the Switch?  Advanced Taxonomy Course
Half Day Seminar, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, 8:30am-12:30pm (separate fee)

Pre-requisite:  Have to have either taken the Introduction to Taxonomy course, or read the book - recommend both

Thesaurus to ontology - what does it take to make the switch?
Moving from a well formed standards compliant thesaurus to a W3C OWL ontology is a straightforward process. This workshop will outline the process and then discuss the pros and cons of the switch. What can you do with one you cannot do with the other. What search implementation options do you have with each. Application to actual text or information objects will also be covered.


Marjorie M.K. Hlava, president, Access Innovations, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Marjorie M.K. Hlava is President of Access Innovations, Inc., an international database and information management services company she founded in 1978. Margie is responsible for directing overall corporate operations for Access. Marjorie's consultancy expertise includes project design, workflow analysis, project administration, database design, taxonomy and thesaurus development and maintenance, and software development. Margie's chosen area of research is natural language processing. Margie established a MAI system for use internally at Access and has been working to implement larger scale Intranet projects using Internet architecture and XML, HTML, and .gif scaled files. This work led her to research and develop a new Access product - the Data Harmony software modules, a suite of tools consisting of an XML Intranet System (XIS), the Machine Aided Indexer (M.A.I.), and the Thesaurus Master (TM).

Jay Ven Eman, Ph.D., CEO, Access Innovations, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jay Ven Eman has been with Access Innovations since late 1978. He has been active in all aspects of its business. He has overseen Access' database production services where he was responsible for the design and conversion of large, legacy databases for a variety of government and commercial organizations. He writes, gives workshops, consults, and helps build large-scale, complex, information rich databases. He has presented papers and workshops at ASIS&T, SLA, ASIDIC, InternetWorld, Online - London, AGSI - Netherlands, and many others. Before joining Access, he worked for the University of New Mexico at the Technology Applications Center, operated under a contract from NASA. He specialized in technology transfer and information dissemination of space technology to the commercial arena. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Colorado in Boulder.


Members $165, non-members $190, before Sept. 22
Members $190, non-members $215, after Sept. 22
This half day course does not qualify for a $75 discount