SemTK: An Ontology-first, Open Source Semantic Toolkit for Managing and Querying Knowledge Graphs Artificial Intelligence

The relatively recent adoption of Knowledge Graphs as an enabling technology in multiple high-profile artificial intelligence and cognitive applications has led to growing interest in the Semantic Web technology stack. Many semantics-related tools, however, are focused on serving experts with a deep understanding of semantic technologies. For example, triplification of relational data is available but there is no open source tool that allows a user unfamiliar with OWL/RDF to import data into a semantic triple store in an intuitive manner. Further, many tools require users to have a working understanding of SPARQL to query data. Casual users interested in benefiting from the power of Knowledge Graphs have few tools available for exploring, querying, and managing semantic data. We present SemTK, the Semantics Toolkit, a user-friendly suite of tools that allow both expert and non-expert semantics users convenient ingestion of relational data, simplified query generation, and more. The exploration of ontologies and instance data is performed through SPARQLgraph, an intuitive web-based user interface in SemTK understandable and navigable by a lay user. The open source version of SemTK is available at

The state-of-the-art in web-scale semantic information processing for cloud computing Artificial Intelligence

Based on integrated infrastructure of resource sharing and computing in distributed environment, cloud computing involves the provision of dynamically scalable and provides virtualized resources as services over the Internet. These applications also bring a large scale heterogeneous and distributed information which pose a great challenge in terms of the semantic ambiguity. It is critical for application services in cloud computing environment to provide users intelligent service and precise information. Semantic information processing can help users deal with semantic ambiguity and information overload efficiently through appropriate semantic models and semantic information processing technology. The semantic information processing have been successfully employed in many fields such as the knowledge representation, natural language understanding, intelligent web search, etc. The purpose of this report is to give an overview of existing technologies for semantic information processing in cloud computing environment, to propose a research direction for addressing distributed semantic reasoning and parallel semantic computing by exploiting semantic information newly available in cloud computing environment.

UCO: A Unified Cybersecurity Ontology

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In this paper we describe the Unified Cybersecurity Ontology (UCO) that is intended to support information integration and cyber situational awareness in cybersecurity systems. The ontology incorporates and integratesheterogeneous data and knowledge schemas from different cybersecurity systems and most commonly usedcybersecurity standards for information sharing and exchange. The UCO ontology has also been mapped to anumber of existing cybersecurity ontologies as well asconcepts in the Linked Open Data cloud (Berners-Lee,Bizer, and Heath 2009). Similar to DBpedia (Auer etal. 2007) which serves as the core for general knowledge in Linked Open Data cloud, we envision UCO toserve as the core for cybersecurity domain, which wouldevolve and grow with the passage of time with additional cybersecurity data sets as they become available.We also present a prototype system and concrete usecases supported by the UCO ontology. To the best of ourknowledge, this is the first cybersecurity ontology thathas been mapped to general world ontologies to support broader and diverse security use cases. We comparethe resulting ontology with previous efforts, discuss itsstrengths and limitations, and describe potential futurework directions.

Semantic Graph Mining fore-Science

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In this paper, we present a methodology, called Semantic Graph Mining, for computer-aided extraction of actionable rules from consolidated semantic graphs of statements. First, generate semantic annotations of a set of heterogeneous knowledge/information resources in terms of domain ontology. Second, merge a semantic graph by means of semantic integration of the annotated resources. Third, discover and recognize patterns from the graph. Fourth, generate and evaluate a set of candidate rules, which are organized and indexed for interactive discovery of actionable rules. As initial implementation efforts of the methodology, a generic architecture of specialized knowledge discovery services is proposed, and an application in biomedicine is initiated.

Ontology-Based Translation of Natural Language Queries to SPARQL

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We present an implemented approach to transform natural language sentences into SPARQL, using background knowledge from ontologies and lexicons. Therefore, eligible technologies and data storage possibilities are analyzed and evaluated. The contributions of this paper are twofold. Firstly, we describe the motivation and current needs for a natural language access to industry data. We describe several scenarios where the proposed solution is required. Resulting in an architectural approach based on automatic SPARQL query construction for effective natural language queries. Secondly, we analyze the performance of RDBMS, RDF and Triple Stores for the knowledge representation. The proposed approach will be evaluated on the basis of a query catalog by means of query efficiency, accuracy, and data storage performance. The results show, that natural language access to industry data using ontologies and lexicons, is a simple but effective approach to improve the diagnosis process and the data search for a broad range of users. Furthermore, virtual RDF graphs do support the DB-driven knowledge graph representation process, but do not perform efficient under industry conditions in terms of performance and scalability.