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Using Ontological Semantic Agent to Data Extraction in the Context of Big Data: a tool applied to Higher Education Institutions

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, Ashu M. G. Solo, and Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Semantic Web and Web Services | SWWS'14 |


Using Ontological Semantic Agent to Data Extraction in the Context of Big Data: a tool applied to Higher

Education Institutions

C. S. Coneglian1, E. Fusco1, and L. C. Botega1


Department of Computer Science, UNIVEM –University Center Euripides of Marilia, Marilia, São Paulo,


Abstract - The large increase in the creation and dissemination of data on the Internet can offer information of high value-added to organizations. This information can be provided by heterogeneous databases that may not be considered relevant by most systems, e.g., social media data, blogs and more. If organizations would use such sources, they could build a new management vision known as Competitive

Intelligence. In the context of architectures of Information

Retrieval, this research aims on implementing a semantic extraction agent for the Web environment, allowing information finding, storage, processing and retrieval, such as those from the Big Data context produced by several informational sources on the Internet, serving as a basis for the implementation of information environments for decision support. Using this method, it will be possible to verify that the agent and ontology proposal addresses this part and can play the role of a semantic level of the architecture.

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2. Preschool Memories

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe University of North Texas Press PDF

cooing or coaxing helped him to sleep. Finally, exhausted, I stood up. Sam was crying. So was I.

“Today is gone. Today was fun,” I said with tears rolling down my cheeks. His face relaxed. His eyes looked straight into mine. Although I was almost overwhelmed by the unfamiliar feeling of his full gaze, I continued, wiping my cheeks with my shirt. “Tomorrow is another one.”

He smiled as I straightened out his comforter around him and let my voice decrescendo. “Every day, from here to there, . . .”

“. . . funny things are everywhere,” he finished.

Preschool Memories

Sam’s third birthday loomed, which meant we had to say goodbye to Nancy and her home visits. The county ran the infant development programs, but once children turned three years old,

Sacramento City Unified School District assumed responsibility.

Their special education staff insisted that Sam be evaluated again, even though the county had evaluated him only six months earlier. They wouldn’t test Sam in the comfort of our living room, either. Instead, we were sequestered in a small room at an old elementary school near Goethe Park. I was grateful for winter sunshine coming through the short, wide window at the far end of the room. Was this once someone’s office, and had they enjoyed looking up from their desk at the leaves on the trees outside? In Sacramento, leaves clung to trees through fall and winter. In Wisconsin, maple, oak, and elm trees turned blazing red and orange before the leaves piled high on the ground and left tree skeletons behind.

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Vivien Lougheed Hunter Publishing ePub

Located four miles (six km) west of Xpuhil on Highway 186 between Chetumal and Escarcega, Becn is about four hours from Tulum, so having your own vehicle and making plans for an overnighter somewhere along the way is advisable. This also allows time for a visit to Chicanna and Xpuhil ruins, both within a few miles of each other. Open from 8 am to 5 pm daily, Becn's entry fee is $3.50. Give yourself about three hours to visit the 70-acre site adequately as it is large and impressive. There are no tiendas at the entrance so bring water and mosquito repellent.



Sponsored by the Division of Historical Research of the Carnegie Institute, the first modern mapping and excavation was started in about 1934 by Karl Ruppert and John Denison. After they finished, the place lay untouched for another 35 years before scientists associated with the National Geographic Society continued excavations.

According to some sources, the name means ravine or "water formed gorge," while others claim it means "road of the serpent" and refers to the protective moat built around the city in about 200 AD. It is 12 feet (four m) deep and 45 feet (15 m) across, but parts of it were filled in at a later date when warring between groups subsided. The dirt taken from digging the ditch was used to make a protective wall. The city stands on a limestone outcropping with the main pyramid its highest point.

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4 A Man of the People: Mohammed Ben Abdallah as Artist-Politician

Jesse Weaver Shipley Indiana University Press ePub

BOTH HIS FRIENDS and enemies would agree that playwright Mohammed Ben Abdallah is a man of passion. Through the 1980s and early 1990s, he held ministerial positions covering portfolios in education, tourism, information, religion, and culture. As chief architect of national culture policy, he has aimed to inspire Ghanaian and Pan-African sentiment by building an African cultural aesthetics from myriad influences. For Abdallah art and culture are significant in shaping a people’s core values and actions across economic, political, and social realms. The arts could open up critical awareness to counter the legacy of colonial rule, structures of global racial inequality, and the rising threat of free-market capital. His work reflects the intertwined political and artistic orders of postindependence Africa. If history is framed as a series of revolts, losses, triumphs, and projects of recuperation, artist-politicians struggle with policy decisions and directorial staging choices, addressing societal notions of remembering and forgetting that lie just below the surface.

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8 Leading Individuals to Become Self-Leaders

Charles C. Manz Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

HOW DID GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER become such an admired leader? In the years prior to World War II, we can trace the development of Eisenhower’s leadership style. As he absorbed the military environment he learned to be delegated to and, in turn, to delegate authority. Ike learned leadership through exposure to models that strongly facilitated his own self-leadership skills.1

One of the greatest influences and most important models in Eisenhower’s life and career was General George C. Marshall. Their relationship has been described variously as being like that of father and son, leader and protégé, and partners. Undoubtedly, Eisenhower learned much from Marshall.

From the very start, Marshall let it be known that he wanted no yes-men in his camp. On Eisenhower’s first day at the War Plans Department at the beginning of World War II, Marshall called him into his office and asked Ike what the United States’ Philippine strategy should be. Eisenhower spent the day at his desk, then returned with an analysis of the Philippine situation and a recommended strategy. Marshall was pleased with Ike’s response to the task: “Eisenhower, the Department is filled with able men who analyze their problems well but feel compelled always to bring them to me for final solution. I must have assistants who will solve their own problems and tell me later what they have done.”2 Ike understood the significance of autonomy, of “owning” a job and doing it well in his own style.

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