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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker Presentation - Chris Menzel

To: ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 07:49:01 -0800
Message-id: <418BA0ED.1080301@xxxxxxxx>
Folks,    (01)

The digitized audio file (in mp3 format) of Chris Menzel's SCL 
presentation session is available for download.
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2004_11_04#nid082    (02)

Enjoy ... feedback welcomed.    (03)

Regards.  -ppy
--    (04)

Peter P. Yim wrote Thu, 04 Nov 2004 23:10:37 -0800:    (05)

> On behalf of Ontolog, I would like to express our appreciations to 
> Professor Chris Menzel, once again, for joining us this morning, and 
> giving us the very interesting talk on "Simple Common Logic (SCL)." 
> Thanks, also, to Adam Pease, for suggesting this, and for making the 
> invitation, in the first place. Thanks also, to everyone who 
> participated in the session. We had a great turn out this morning.
> The session proceedings, along with Chris' powerpoint slides (and 
> additional resources/links) are available at:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2004_11_04
> As I was mentioning at the session, we were experimenting with the 
> freeconference recording service. Looks like that went real well. (I 
> had prior engagements, and therefore, have not had time to go through 
> the entire recording, nor have I had time to post-process the 
> digitized audio file yet.)  I have, somehow, listened to a portion of 
> the recording through "telephone call-in", and it sounded great.
> Therefore, for those who really wished they could have joined us, but 
> were unable to, you're in luck! You, (and those who are curious to 
> find out how this worked out too) can get the audio playback with a 
> telephone call-in, and listen to the session recording. Information 
> about the access is available at: 
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2004_11_04#nid082
> I have the mp3 file too, but would need to post-process it a little 
> before making it available from the ontolog site. So, stay tuned.
> Regards.  -ppy
> -- 
> Peter P. Yim wrote Wed, 03 Nov 2004 19:14:23 -0800:
>> Dear Ontolog Members,
>> Further to our earlier announcement, please be reminded that 
>> Professor Christopher Menzel (from Texas A&M University) will be 
>> giving a talk entitled: "*SCL: A Logic Standard for Semantic 
>> Integration*" during our upcoming regular conference call session.
>> *Conference call-in details: *
>> Date: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004
>> Start Time: 10:30am PDT / 1:30pm EDT  (World Time: 
>> Session Duration: 1.5 ~ 2 Hours
>> Dial-in Number: 1-702-851-3330 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
>> Participant Access Code: "0686564#"
>> *SCL* -- *Simple Common Logic* -- is an attempt to renew the idea of 
>> an overarching framework to facilitate integration at one higher 
>> level of abstraction: by specifying, in as general a way as possible, 
>> a flexible abstract standard that many different representation 
>> languages can satisfy. By publishing an abstract specification of 
>> one's language relative to the SCL standard, one thereby makes the 
>> representational character and expressive power of the language 
>> explicit, and information expressed in the language comprehensible to 
>> users of other conformant representation languages.
>> In this (very informal!) presentation Chris will discuss SCL and also 
>> use it as a springboard for discussion of a number of related topics, 
>> including current popular KR frameworks -- notably frameworks arising 
>> out of work on the Semantic Web like RDF -- and the expressive 
>> differences between them.
>> *About the Speaker: *
>> Professor Menzel is an Associate Professor at the Philosophy 
>> Department of Texas A&M University (College Station, TX 77840, USA) 
>> He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame 
>> where he wrote a dissertation on the philosophy of mathematics. He 
>> was then a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University at the Center 
>> for the Study of Language and Information (http://csli.stanford.edu), 
>> where he first became interested in knowledge representation. He has 
>> been a visiting research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and 
>> Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Melbourne 
>> (http://www.csiro.au) and am currently visiting the Institute for 
>> Formal Ontology in Medical Information Science (IFOMIS) at the 
>> University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany (http://ifomis.org). 
>> Professor Menzel's research interests reflect my initial background 
>> in "pure" metaphysics, formal ontology, and logic and his subsequent 
>> introduction to "applied" philosophy in the form of knowledge 
>> representation.
>> More details on the session can be found on our wiki at:
>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2004_11_04
>> Please point your browser to this wiki page during the session. 
>> Shared-screen support (VNC session) will also be available and be 
>> started 5 minutes before the call.
>> Look forward to have you at the session.
>> -ppy 
>    (06)

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