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[ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. Christopher

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 16:53:09 -0800
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Further to earlier announcements,    (01)

*Dr. Christopher Welty* (from IBM's Watson Research Center) will be 
giving a talk at our weekly conference call session this Thursday.
The talk is entitled: "*An Overview of OntoClean*"    (02)

*Abstract*    (03)

The Computer Science field of Ontology has been progressing in a 
scatter-shot manner, and there has been little attempt to formalize the 
techniques used and lessons learned from research. OntoClean was one of 
the first attempts to build a formal foundation for ontological 
analysis, which helped identify the most common logical modeling 
mistakes and the justifications for why they are, in fact, mistakes. In 
this talk, Dr. Welty will present an overview of the OntoClean 
methodology for ontological analysis, and highlight the common modeling 
problems with examples.    (04)

*Conference Call Details: *    (05)

Date:     Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004
Start Time:    10:30 a.m. PSTime  / 1:30 PM EDT
                     World Clock: 
Duration:       1.5 to 2.0 hours    (06)

Please refer to our conference call wiki page for more details: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2004_11_18    (07)

*About the Speaker*    (08)

Chris Welty is a Research Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research 
Center in New York. Previously, he taught Computer Science at Vassar 
College, taught at and received his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnice 
Institute, and accumulated over 14 years of teaching experience before 
moving to industrial research. Chris' principal area of research is 
Knowledge Representation, specifically ontologies and the semantic web, 
and he spends most of his time applying this technology to Information 
Retrieval and, in the past, Software Engineering. Dr. Welty serves on 
the steering committee of the Formal Ontology in Information Systems 
Conferences, as program chair of the Knowledge Representation Conference 
, on the advisory board of IJCAI-05 on the editorial boards of AI 
Magazine and The Journal of Web Semantics, was an editor in the W3C Web 
Ontology Working Group. Chris Welty's work on ontologies and ontology 
methodology has appeared in CACM, and numerous other publications.    (09)

Dr. Welty also was the first ACM SIGART Information Director, and was 
responsible for establishing the SIGART Electronic Information Service. 
He was the editor in chief of the former ACM SIGART intelligence 
Magazine, from its initial planning in 1996 through to its ultimate 
demise in 2001, and has been an active ACM member since 1990.    (010)

Please mark your calendars now. Kindly sign yourself up at the call wiki 
or RSVP off-line, to help me with estimating the number of lines I need 
to reserve on the conference bridge to support the call that day.    (011)

I look forward to your joining us at this event.    (012)

Regards.  -ppy
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