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[ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker Presentation - Mark Musen - Thu

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 01:34:29 -0800
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Dear Ontolog Members,    (01)

Further to our earlier announcement, please be reminded that Professor 
Mark Musen (from Stanford University) will be giving a talk entitled: 
"**Building ontologies from the ground up: When users set out to model 
their professional activity**" during our upcoming regular conference 
call session.    (02)

*Conference call-in details: *    (03)

Date: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004
Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST (World Time: 
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=12&day=9&year=2004&hour=10&min=30&sec=0&p1=224)    (04)

Session Duration: 1.5 ~ 2 Hours
Dial-in Number: 1-702-851-3330 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Participant Access Code: "686564#"    (05)

**Building ontologies from the ground up: When users set out to model 
their professional activity**    (06)

Abstract:    (07)

Building electronic ontologies no longer is exclusively the province of 
philosophers or even that of computer scientists. Professionals of all 
kinds increasingly recognize the importance of creating explicit, formal 
models of the activities and objects with which they deal in their work 
and of the data that drive their decision making. In business, science, 
and government, there are burgeoning grassroots efforts to codify human 
knowledge fur purposes of document retrieval, data analysis, and 
decision support. These pragmatic efforts are enormously important to 
the professional communities from which they derive. They do not always 
adhere to standard conventions for domain modeling or knowledge 
representation, however.    (08)

In this talk, Professor Musen will discuss certain grass-roots efforts 
to build ontologies and the effects that these efforts have had on their 
professional communities. There are obvious growing pains as workers 
most concerned about content knowledge learn to formalize that knowledge 
in a way that can facilitate automated information management and 
decision making. Professional societies, government agencies, and 
educational institutions can be enormously beneficial in providing 
resources to bolster these activities and to ensure that resulting 
ontologies are sound and maximally reusable. The advent of "the 
information society" requires the codification and dissemination of 
human knowledge in electronic form. The people who work closest to that 
knowledge are already taking major strides to build the necessary 
ontologies and knowledge resources.    (09)

*About the Speaker: *    (010)

Dr. Musen is Professor of Medicine (Medical Informatics) and Computer 
Science (by courtesy) at Stanford University, where he is head of the 
Stanford Medical Informatics laboratory. He holds an MD from Brown 
University and a PhD from Stanford.    (011)

Dr. Musen conducts research related to intelligent systems, the Semantic 
Web, reusable ontologies and knowledge representations, and biomedical 
decision support. His long-standing work on a system known as Protégé 
has led to an open-source technology now used by thousands of developers 
around the world to build intelligent computer systems and new computer 
applications for e-commerce and the Semantic Web. He is known for his 
research of the application of intelligent computer systems to assist 
health-care workers in guideline-directed therapy and in management of 
clinical trials. Dr. Musen’s group has begun to explore the use of 
knowledge-based technologies to monitor a variety of data sources in an 
effort to detect incipient epidemics, including those caused by possible 
acts of bioterrorism.    (012)

In 1989 Dr. Musen received the Young Investigator Award for Research in 
Medical Knowledge Systems from the American Association of Medical 
Systems and Informatics. He received a Young Investigator Award from the 
National Science Foundation in 1992. He has served on the Biomedical 
Library Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine and as an 
advisor to many academic and industrial groups concerned with the 
development of advanced information technology. Dr. Musen sits on the 
editorial boards of several journals related to medical informatics and 
computer science. He is co-editor of the Handbook of Medical Informatics 
(Springer-Verlag, 1997) and co-editor-in-chief of the journal Applied 
Ontology.    (013)

More details on the session can be found on our wiki at:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2004_12_09    (014)

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.    (015)

Look forward to have you at the session.    (016)

Regards. -ppy    (017)

P.S. to help us with the logistics, please add your name under the 
"expected" attendees section 
if you are planning to attend, and haven't responded otherwise.
Tx. -ppy    (018)

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