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ESIP Winter Meeting: January 9 - 11, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years. 

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Tuesday, January 9 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Introduction to Cognitive Computing and Earth Science Data

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In a well- attended session at the Summer ESIP Meeting (https://goo.gl/ExQ9bA), it was agreed that there could be an important role for cognitive computing in the curation and mediation of Earth science data. The hope is that we could reduce the bottleneck of data curation and begin to automatically uncover hidden (latent) biases and tacit knowledge. A goal would be to begin to automatically understand certain levels of context, this reducing human cognitive burden, and answer the difficult “why” questions such as “why is this the better data set for this application?”

To begin to address these challenges, we need to encourage a dialog and collaboration between cognitive scientists, computer scientists, and data professionals. We need to encourage cognitive computer scientists to address Earth science data problems. We also need to educate Earth science researchers and data professionals on the general theory, methods, possibilities and current limitations of cognitive computing.

In this session, invited speakers will provide a general introduction to cognitive computing and how it relates to artificial intelligence, deep learning, natural language processing, and other advanced computer sciences. We will then explore how different approaches might best apply to data stewardship issues relevant to Earth sciences.

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Peter Fox

Constellation Chair, Tetherless World Constellation, RPI

Tuesday January 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Salon E
  Salon E, Breakout Session
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  • Tags Discovery, Documentation, Data Analytics, Semantic Technologies, Science Software, VR/AR