Gil, Yolanda


Teaching Big Data Analytics Skills with Intelligent Workflow Systems

AAAI Conferences

We have designed an open and modular course for data science and big data analytics using a workflow paradigm that allows students to easily experience big data through a sophisticated yet easy to use instrument that is an intelligent workflow system. A key aspect of this work is the use of semantic workflows to capture and reuse end-to-end analytic methods that experts would use to analyze big data, and the use of an intelligent workflow system to elaborate the workflow and manage its execution and resulting datasets. Through the exposure of big data analytics in a workflow framework, students will be able to get first-hand experiences with a breadth of big data topics, including multi-step data analytic and statistical methods, software reuse and composition, parallel distributed programming, high-end computing. In addition, students learn about a range of topics in AI, including semantic representations and ontologies, machine learning, natural language processing, and image analysis.


Reports of the AAAI 2014 Conference Workshops

AI Magazine

The AAAI-14 Workshop program was held Sunday and Monday, July 27–28, 2012, at the Québec City Convention Centre in Québec, Canada. The AAAI-14 workshop program included fifteen workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence. The titles of the workshops were AI and Robotics; Artificial Intelligence Applied to Assistive Technologies and Smart Environments; Cognitive Computing for Augmented Human Intelligence; Computer Poker and Imperfect Information; Discovery Informatics; Incentives and Trust in Electronic Communities; Intelligent Cinematography and Editing; Machine Learning for Interactive Systems: Bridging the Gap between Perception, Action and Communication; Modern Artificial Intelligence for Health Analytics; Multiagent Interaction without Prior Coordination; Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling; Semantic Cities -- Beyond Open Data to Models, Standards and Reasoning; Sequential Decision Making with Big Data; Statistical Relational AI; and The World Wide Web and Public Health Intelligence. This article presents short summaries of those events.


Reports of the AAAI 2014 Conference Workshops

AI Magazine

The AAAI-14 Workshop program was held Sunday and Monday, July 27–28, 2012, at the Québec City Convention Centre in Québec, Canada. Canada. The AAAI-14 workshop program included fifteen workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence. The titles of the workshops were AI and Robotics; Artificial Intelligence Applied to Assistive Technologies and Smart Environments; Cognitive Computing for Augmented Human Intelligence; Computer Poker and Imperfect Information; Discovery Informatics; Incentives and Trust in Electronic Communities; Intelligent Cinematography and Editing; Machine Learning for Interactive Systems: Bridging the Gap between Perception, Action and Communication; Modern Artificial Intelligence for Health Analytics; Multiagent Interaction without Prior Coordination; Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling; Semantic Cities — Beyond Open Data to Models, Standards and Reasoning; Sequential Decision Making with Big Data; Statistical Relational AI; and The World Wide Web and Public Health Intelligence. This article presents short summaries of those events.


Reports on the 2013 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

AI Magazine

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2013 Fall Symposium Series, held Friday through Sunday, November 15–17, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia near Washington DC USA. The titles of the five symposia were as follows: Discovery Informatics: AI Takes a Science-Centered View on Big Data (FS-13-01); How Should Intelligence be Abstracted in AI Research: MDPs, Symbolic Representations, Artificial Neural Networks, or --? The highlights of each symposium are presented in this report.


Reports on the 2013 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

AI Magazine

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2013 Fall Symposium Series, held Friday through Sunday, November 15–17, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia near Washington DC USA. The titles of the five symposia were as follows: Discovery Informatics: AI Takes a Science-Centered View on Big Data (FS-13-01); How Should Intelligence be Abstracted in AI Research: MDPs, Symbolic Representations, Artificial Neural Networks, or — ? (FS-13-02); Integrated Cognition (FS-13-03); Semantics for Big Data (FS-13-04); and Social Networks and Social Contagion: Web Analytics and Computational Social Science (FS-13-05). The highlights of each symposium are presented in this report.


Reports on the 2012 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

AI Magazine

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2012 Fall Symposium Series, held Friday through Sunday, November 2–4, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the eight symposia were as follows: AI for Gerontechnology (FS-12-01), Artificial Intelligence of Humor (FS-12-02), Discovery Informatics: The Role of AI Research in Innovating Scientific Processes (FS-12-03), Human Control of Bio-Inspired Swarms (FS-12-04), Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery in Biomedical Text (FS-12-05), Machine Aggregation of Human Judgment (FS-12-06), Robots Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (FS-12-07), and Social Networks and Social Contagion (FS-12-08). The highlights of each symposium are presented in this report.


Reports on the 2012 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

AI Magazine

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2012 Fall Symposium Series, held Friday through Sunday, November 2–4, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the eight symposia were as follows: AI for Gerontechnology (FS-12-01), Artificial Intelligence of Humor (FS-12-02), Discovery Informatics: The Role of AI Research in Innovating Scientific Processes (FS-12-03), Human Control of Bio-Inspired Swarms (FS-12-04), Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery in Biomedical Text (FS-12-05), Machine Aggregation of Human Judgment (FS-12-06), Robots Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (FS-12-07), and Social Networks and Social Contagion (FS-12-08). The highlights of each symposium are presented in this report.


Description Logics and Planning

AI Magazine

This article surveys previous work on combining planning techniques with expressive representations of knowledge in description logics to reason about tasks, plans, and goals. Description logics can reason about the logical definition of a class and automatically infer class-subclass subsumption relations as well as classify instances into classes based on their definitions. Descriptions of actions, plans, and goals can be exploited during plan generation, plan recognition, or plan evaluation. Another emerging use of these techniques is the semantic web, where current ontology languages based on description logics need to be extended to reason about goals and capabilities for web services and agents.


Description Logics and Planning

AI Magazine

This article surveys previous work on combining planning techniques with expressive representations of knowledge in description logics to reason about tasks, plans, and goals. Description logics can reason about the logical definition of a class and automatically infer class-subclass subsumption relations as well as classify instances into classes based on their definitions. Descriptions of actions, plans, and goals can be exploited during plan generation, plan recognition, or plan evaluation. These techniques should be of interest to planning practitioners working on knowledge-rich application domains. Another emerging use of these techniques is the semantic web, where current ontology languages based on description logics need to be extended to reason about goals and capabilities for web services and agents.


Report on the First International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP)

AI Magazine

The International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP) is a new forum for multidisciplinary research on capturing knowledge from a variety of sources and creating representations that are useful for reasoning. This article describes the first conference series, held in October 2001, and presents an invitation to the AI community to participate in K-CAP 2003.