Recent Submissions

  • Using Ontologies in the Semantic Web: A Survey 

    Ding, Li; Kolari, Pranam; Ding, Zhongli; Avancha, Sasikanth; Joshi, Anupam (2005-07-20)
    The Semantic Web is well recognized as an effective infrastructure to enhance visibility of knowledge on the Web. The core of the Semantic Web is ontology, which is used to explicitly represent our conceptualizations. ...
  • Policy Management of Enterprise Systems: A Requirements Study 

    Kolari, Pranam; Yesha, Yelena; Lyons, Kelly; Perelgut, Stephen; Hawkins, Jen (2006-03-03)
    Policy enabled applications are being increasingly employed to support responsive Information Technology services. In competitive business environments, such services increase adaptability of both software and the ...
  • Using a Natural Language Understanding System to Generate Semantic Web Content 

    Java, Akshay; Nirenburg, Sergei; McShane, Marjorie; English, Jesse; Joshi, Anupam (2006-10-16)
    We describe our research on automatically generating rich semantic annotations of text and making it available on the Semantic Web. In particular, we discuss the challenges involved in adapting the OntoSem natural language ...
  • Protecting the privacy of RFID tags 

    Vartak, Nimish; Patwardhan, Anand; Joshi, Anupam; Nagy, Paul (2006-09-01)
    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an emerging wireless technology with many potential applications, including supply chain management, personnel tracking and point of sale checkout. Its wide spread adoption ...
  • Querying in Packs: Trustworthy Data Management in Ad Hoc Networks 

    Patwardhan, Anand; Perich, Filip; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Yesha, Yelena (Springer Nature Switzerland AG., 2006-06-09)
    We describe a trust-based data management framework enabling mobile devices to access the distributed computation, storage, and sensory resources available in pervasive computing environments. Available resources include ...
  • Collaborative Joins in a Pervasive Computing Environment 

    Perich, Filip; Joshi, Anupam; Yesha, Yelena; Finin, Tim (Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2005-04-01)
    Locating and obtaining context sensitive information in a mobile environment has always been a challenge. This is especially true for pervasive computing environments where in addition to limited computing and battery ...
  • Using the Semantic Web to Integrate Ecoinformatics Resources 

    Parr, Cynthia; Parafiynyk, Andriy; Sachs, Joel; Pan, Rong; Han, Lushan; Ding, Li; Finin, Tim; Wang, David (AAAI, 2006-07-18)
    We demonstrate an end-to-end use case of the semantic web’s utility for synthesizing ecological and environmental data. ELVIS (the Ecosystem Location Visualization and Information System) is a suite of tools for ...
  • On Homeland Security and the Semantic Web: A Provenance and Trust Aware Inference Framework 

    Ding, Li; Kolari, Pranam; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Anupam; Peng, Yun; Yesha, Yelena (AAAI, 2005)
    Discovering and evaluating interesting patterns and semantic associations in vast amount of information provided by many different sources is an important and time-consuming work for homeland security analysts. By ...
  • Characterizing the Splogosphere 

    Kolari, Pranam; Java, Akshay; Finin, Tim (2006-05-23)
    Weblogs or blogs collectively constitute the Blogosphere, forming an influential and interesting subset on theWeb. As with most Internet-enabled applications, the ease of content creation and distribution makes the blogosphere ...
  • Using the Semantic Web to Support Ecoinformatics 

    Sachs, Joel; Parr, Cynthia; Parafiynyk, Andriy; Pan, Rong; Han, Lushan; Ding, Li; Finin, Tim; Hollender, Allan; Wang, David (AAAI, 2006-10-13)
    We describe our on-going work in using the semantic web in support of ecological informatics, and demonstrate a distributed platform for constructing end-to-end use cases. Specifically, we describe ELVIS (the Ecosystem ...
  • Swoogle: Searching for knowledge on the Semantic Web 

    Finin, Tim; Ding, Li; Pan, Rong; Joshi, Anupam; Kolari, Pranam; Java, Akshay; Peng, Yun (AAAI, 2005-07-19)
    Swoogle is an implemented system that discovers, analyzes and indexes knowledge encoded in semantic web documents on the Web. Swoogle reasons about these documents and their constituent parts (e.g., terms and triples) and ...
  • Semantic Analytics on Social Networks: Experiences in Addressing the Problem of Conflict of Interest Detection 

    Aleman-Meza, Boanerges; Nagarajan, Meenakshi; Ramakrishnan, Cartic; Sheth, Amit; Arpinar, Budak; Ding, Li; Kolari, Pranam; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim (ACM, 2006-05-23)
    In this paper, we describe a Semantic Web application that detects Conflict of Interest relationships among potential reviewers and authors of scientific papers. This application discovers various "semantic associations" ...
  • Secure Routing and Intrusion Detection in Ad Hoc Networks 

    Patwardhan, A.; Parker, J.; Iorga, M.; Karygiannis, T. (IEEE, 2005-03-21)
    Numerous schemes have been proposed for secure routing and Intrusion Detection for ad hoc networks. Yet, little work exists in actually implementing such schemes on small handheld devices. In this paper, we present a ...
  • Policy Management of Enterprise Systems: A Requirements Study 

    Kolari, Pranam; Finin, Tim; Yesha, Yelena; Lyons, Kelly; Hawkins, Jen; Perelgut, Stephen (IEEE, 2006-06-06)
    Policy enabled applications are being increasingly employed to support responsive Information Technology services. In competitive business environments, such services increase adaptability of both software and the processes ...
  • Enhancing Web Privacy Protection through Declarative Policies 

    Kolari, Pranam; Ding, Li; Ganjugunte, Shashidhara; Kagal, Lalana; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim (IEEE, 2005-06-07)
    The Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) is a W3C framework for web privacy management. It provides a standard vocabulary that websites can use to describe their privacy practices. The presence of website published P3P ...
  • Detecting Spam Blogs: A Machine Learning Approach 

    Kolari, Pranam; Java, Akshay; Finin, Tim; Oates, Tim; Joshi, Anupam (AAAI, 2006-07-16)
    Weblogs or blogs are an important new way to publish information, engage in discussions, and form communities on the Internet. The Blogosphere has unfortunately been infected by several varieties of spam-like content. Blog ...
  • A Data Intensive Reputation Management Scheme for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks 

    Patwardhan, Anand; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Yesha, Yelena (IEEE, 2006-07-21)
    In vehicular ad hoc networks individual vehicles can help each other locate resources and establish trustworthiness under highly dynamic conditions, lacking any centralized trust authority. To ascertain the accuracy and ...
  • A Bayesian Methodology towards Automatic Ontology Mapping 

    Ding, Zhongli; Peng, Yun; Pan, Rong; Yu, Yang (AAAI, 2005-07-09)
    This paper presents our ongoing effort on developing a principled methodology for automatic ontology mapping based on BayesOWL, a probabilistic framework we developed for modeling uncertainty in semantic web. The pro-posed ...
  • Search on the Semantic Web 

    Ding, Li; Joshi, Anupam; Peng, Yun; Pan, Rong; Reddivari, Pavan (2005-09-01)
    The Semantic Web provides a way to encode information and knowledge on web pages in a form that is easier for computers to understand and process. This article discusses the issues underlying the discovery, indexing and ...
  • Modeling the Spread of Influence on the Blogosphere 

    Java, Akshay; Kolari, Pranam; Finin, Tim; Oates, Tim (2006-03-14)
    Blogs have become a means by which new ideas and information spreads rapidly on the web. They often discuss the latest trends and echo with reactions on different events in the world. The collective wisdom present on the ...

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