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Semantic Web and Business Rules – a marriage?
University of Munich
Institute for Informatics
The Semantic Web Days @ the European Business Rules Conference 2007 (EBRC)will take place on
June 18 – 20 in Düsseldorf, Germany. They are
organised by the Network of Excellence REWERSE
Web technologies are nowadays essential for web-based applications.
Leading analysts such as Gartner add Semantic Web technologies to the
key technology themes.
Yet another field has become increasingly important: Business
Rules technologies are dealing with the semantic representation of
business processes and the influence of business intelligence.
"The Business Rules community and Semantic Web community talk
about the same things, but by people with a different background. The
Business Rules community is driven by the practical experiences of
business people and business consultants while the Semantic Web
community is a vision of scientists driven by (mostly) scientific
publications", said Silvie Spreeuwenberg, co-founder and director of
Based on this observation, a better understanding of each others
work is important to achieve a new vision: a 'semantic business' that
enables a practical approach to business problems.
The aim of the Semantic Web Days @ the European Business Rules
Conference is to get a better understanding of the differences and
similarities that exist between the Semantic Web and Business Rules
Real-world applications scenarios for semantic technologies used in
Business Intelligence (BI) are developed within the RTD project MUSING
(MUlti-industry, Semantic-based next generation business IntelliGence),
co-funded by the European Commission, within the 6th Framework
Programme, Information Society. MUSING provides semantics-driven BI
services for three application areas with high social impact: Financial
Risk Management (FRM), Internationalisation and IT Operational Risk.
In one of the use cases in the FRM area MUSING investigates the
use of an ontology infrastructure, together with rule-based and
statistical natural language processing, for guiding the automated
process of extracting and merging relevant information from both
structured and unstructured (financial) documents. This process allows
to include qualitative information, typically contained in unstructured
documents, like news articles, in systems that are designed for rating
and or scoring companies, adding thus a high-level of semantics and
transparency to decision procedures towards credit accordance to
Thierry Declerck, senior consultant at DFKI and coordinator of the
research activities in MUSING will give a deeper insight of business
cases of that kind at the European Business Rules Conference 2007.
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European Business Rules Conference 2007 (EBRC)
From 18th – 20th June, the EBRC 2007 will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The two day conference (19th and 20th June) will be preceded by a
tutorial day (June 18), in which beginners in the field of Business
Rules will get a quick introduction of the main topics.
The EBRC is the leading European event on Business Rules and
receives business and ICT professionals from European countries, as
well as from other continents.
For more Information, please visit: www.eurobizrules.org
Network of Excellence REWERSE - Reasoning on the Web with Rules and Semantics
REWERSE is a leading European research project on Reasoning on the
Web. REWERSE develops rule-based languages and applications to query
and to automatically reason over Web data. REWERSE's technologies thus
enhance today's conventional Web towards a more intelligent "Semantic
The objectives are to develop a set of inter-operable
rule-languages supporting various forms of Web reasoning, to provide
support tools for reasoning on the Web like rule modelling,
verbalization or visualisation, and to test these technologies on
various Semantic Web application domains like personalisation,
reasoning with time and space or with Bioinformatics data. REWERSE aims
to develop open pre-standards of its technologies. As a W3C member
REWERSE is involved in various standardisation activities.
For more Information, please visit: www.rewerse.net
Notes to editor:
The Semantic Web Days at the 6th European Business Rules Conference
will take place from 18th – 20th June in Düsseldorf, Germany.
For more Information about the EBRC or registration, please visit: http://www.eurobizrules.org
All press will be welcome at June 19. Please contact Ageeth Luisman
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