Professor Musen gave an absolutely brilliant talk this morning ...
Thanks again, Mark. (01)
I would also like to thank those who were able to join us at the session
... and in particular, Susan Turnbull and their entire group from the
Collaborative Expedition Workshop (#37) at NSF from Washington, DC
(Ballston, VA to be exact). (02)
The proceedings of the session is available at our wiki session page at:
The set of slides have been updated; therefore, every slide should show
up properly now (let me know otherwise.) (04)
The session recording (mp3 file) and telephone playback information has
also been posted too, for those who missed the session, or those who
would want to revisit all or part of the session again. (See:
Best regards. -ppy
Peter P. Yim wrote Mon, 06 Dec 2004 01:34:29 -0800: (07)
> Dear Ontolog Members,
> 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.
> *Conference call-in details: *
> Date: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004
> Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST (World Time:
> Session Duration: 1.5 ~ 2 Hours
> Dial-in Number: 1-702-851-3330 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
> Participant Access Code: "686564#"
> **Building ontologies from the ground up: When users set out to model
> their professional activity**
> 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.
> 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.
> *About the Speaker: *
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> More details on the session can be found on our wiki at:
> 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.
> Regards. -ppy
> 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 (08)
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