Semantic Modeling of Researcher Networks for Discovery of Faculty (Jason A. Clark - Sabbatical Talk)
- Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
- Renne Library, Innovative Learning Studio (SW Corner, 1st floor)
Jason A. Clark, Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections and Archival Informatics at MSU Library, will be discussing his 2016-2017 sabbatical research on semantic modeling of researcher networks and applying Linked Open Data (LOD) for discovery of faculty profiles and research. This research relates to software that Jason has released that that allows one to visualize research and networks of expertise based on faculty interests and research collaborations. The pilot project uses faculty data embodied in the work and research of the Montana State University (MSU) - Center For Biofilm Engineering (CBE).
Jason will briefly discuss the nature of his work and his research experiences including the conception and realization of the prototype, the data mining processes behind building descriptions for faculty research and faculty profiles, the creation of a linked data ontology and how it can be applied to describe all types of researchers, and the goal of working on the software release in the open.
The talk will begin at 3:00 pm in the Innovative Learning Studio at Renne Library, which is in the southwest corner of the library on the 1st floor.