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Arabic-English Automatic Ontology Mapping Based on Machine Readable Dictionary - Presentation @ University of Birzeit

Faculty of Information Technology at Birzeit University is pleased to invite you to attend the lecture entitled:
Arabic-English Automatic Ontology Mapping Based on Machine Readable Dictionary
Presented by: Dr. Mustafa Abu Salah Senior Knowledge Management Specialist – Consolidated Contractors Company(CCC)
Abstract:
Ontologies are the backbone of the semantic web and allow software agents to interoperate effectively. An ontology is able to represent and to clarify concepts and inter-concept relationships and can be used as a framework to represent underlying domain concepts expressed in many different languages. One way to do this is by mapping Ontologies in different languages using an inter-lingual index. In this presentation I will present a new methodology for ontology mapping in different script human languages (Arabic/English). Alo I will identify the steps of extracting concepts on both ontologies and automatically mapping them based on Machine Readable Dictionary (MRD) …

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Malcolm Gladwell

I have really enjoyed reading this book, here is some words that describes what is this book about:
It's a book about change. In particular, it's a book that presents a new way of understanding why change so often happens as quickly and as unexpectedly as it does. For example, why did crime drop so dramatically in New York City in the mid-1990's? How does a novel written by an unknown author end up as national bestseller? Why do teens smoke in greater and greater numbers, when every single person in the country knows that cigarettes kill? Why is word-of-mouth so powerful? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? I think the answer to all those questions is the same. It's that ideas and behavior and messages and products sometimes behave just like outbreaks of infectious disease. They are social epidemics. The Tipping Point is an examination of the social epidemics that surround us.