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September 12, 2012

Ogan Receives Award to Study Semantic Web Data Processing

Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $446,942 by the National Science Foundation to support her research proposal titled “Optimization Techniques for Scalable Semantic Web Data Processing in the Cloud.”
The award will run from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2015.
Abstract – Achieving scalable processing of the increasing amount of publicly-available Semantic Web data will hinge on parallelization. The Map-Reduce programming paradigm recently emerged as a de-facto parallel data processing standard and has demonstrated effectiveness with respect to structured and unstructured data. However, Semantic Web data presents challenges not adequately addressed by existing techniques due to its flexible, fine-grained data model and the need to reason beyond explicitly represented data. This project will investigate optimization techniques that address these unique challenges based on rethinking Semantic Web data processing on Map-Reduce platforms from the ground, up - from query algebra to query execution.
For more information on Dr. Ogan, click here.


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