Foster City, CA - June 10, 2011

Rearden Commerce's Senior Applied Scientist to Present Formal Ontology at SRI Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Rearden Commerce, a next-generation eCommerce platform company, today announced that Adam Pease, Senior Applied Scientist, will present an overview of ontology at an SRI Artificial Intelligence Seminar in Menlo Park, CA on June 16, 2011. Mr. Pease's presentation, "Formal Ontology and the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO)," will cover how formal ontology compares to less formal approaches. He will also cover how SUMO measures up to other formal ontologies. Mr. Pease, who has worked for over a decade to create the world's largest free, formal ontology, SUMO, is the author of the new book Ontology: A Practical Guide. Rearden Commerce is leveraging Mr. Pease's expertise to strengthen the application of semantic technology throughout the Rearden Commerce Platform — helping to build the world's first relevance engine to power the smart web.

  • What: Seminar: "Formal Ontology and the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO)." The SRI Artificial Intelligence (AI) Seminar Series is designed to promote the exchange of ideas and results among researchers in the field.
  • Who: Adam Pease, Senior Applied Scientist, Rearden Commerce
  • When: Thursday, June 16 at 4:00pm PT
  • Where: SRI International,333 Ravenswood Avenue, EJ228 (SRI E Building), MenloPark, CA
About Adam Pease

Adam Pease has led research in ontology, linguistics, and formal inference, including development of the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO), the Controlled English to Logic Translation (CELT) system, the Core Plan Representation (CPR), and the Sigma knowledge engineering environment. Sharing research under open licenses, in order to achieve the widest possible dissemination and technology transfer, has been a core element of his research program and his products have been downloaded by thousands of people around the world.

About SRI's Artificial Intelligence Center

SRI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute. SRI's Artificial Intelligence Center (AIC) is one of the world's major centers of research in artificial intelligence. Founded in 1966, the AIC has been a pioneer and a major contributor to the development of computer capabilities for intelligent behavior in complex situations. Its objectives are to understand the computational principles underlying intelligence in man and machines and to develop methods for building computer-based systems to solve problems, to communicate with people, and to perceive and interact with the physical world.