Hilmar Lapp
Dir, IT

Current Research Interests

My research program revolves around using knowledge representation techniques and machine reasoning to make data recorded as natural language descriptions fully computable. My focus has been on evolutionary phenotypes recorded as morphological character and character state descriptions, and specifically on building computational infrastructure that allows the evolutionary science community to compute with the knowledge-based semantics of such descriptions. I am one of the PIs for the NSF-funded collaborative project "Enabling machine-actionable semantics for comparative analysis of trait evolution" (SCATE ), a project under the Phenoscape umbrella, for which I served as co-PI.

More recently I also work on computable semantics of phylogenetic clade definitions, whether published in the literature or authored ad-hoc. In this regard, I am PI of the (also NSF-funded) project on creating a standard and computational infrastructure for phyloreferencing .

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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