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To: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Nicola Guarino <guarino@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: ncor-ontology4healthinformatics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Rex Brooks <rexb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 06:16:51 -0800
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Thanks Peter,    (01)

This session was key for me in several areas, but I have to admit I 
had several questions for which there just wasn't enough time to 
pursue. I am particularly interested in the projects listed on slide 
43 credited to Aldo Gangemi, so I want to suggest either another 
follow-on session such as we had with Dr. Obrst or perhaps a session 
with Mr. Gangemi. I don't expect many other Ontologgers share my 
specific interests, but I thought I would mention those from slide 43 
that I am most interested in:    (02)

* Metaontology of ontology as semiotic object (O2)
* Ontology of ontology evaluation and quality (oQual)
* Ontology of design patterns
* Ontology of social entities and organizations (MOSTRO project @LOA-TN)    (03)

As a further suggestion, if we could manage to arrange a follow up 
session with Dr. Guarino, I would be fascinated by his thinking in 
regard to using analysis of perdurance within inferencing engines, 
that is, is it feasible to build sufficiently robust yet adequately 
constrained ontologies to approach reasonable computational accuracy 
for such operations?    (04)

I am particularly interested in this area with regard to its 
application within registries of standards, standards organizations 
and companies and their products and services (mostly services by 
subscription/web service connections) in a Service-Oriented 
Architecture.    (05)

Thanks to Dr. Guarino for making Dolce more readily comprehensible.    (06)

Rex    (07)

At 11:36 PM -0800 2/2/06, Peter P. Yim wrote:
>We had one of the best attended Ontolog sessions today, Feb. 2, 
>2006, with Dr. Nicola Guarino from the (Italian) National Research 
>Council -  Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, 
>Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) in Trento, Italy, who 
>presented to our community his talk on: "Making basic ontological 
>assumptions: the DOLCE experience". The presentation was absolutely 
>Thank you very much, Dr. Guarino, for sharing with us your work and 
>insight. Appreciations are also due to Ontolog co-convener, Dr. Leo 
>Obrst of Mitre, who had made the invitation to Dr. Guarino on behalf 
>of our community and helped co-organize this event. And, as always, 
>thanks to all who came, participated and helped contribute to yet 
>another great Ontolog session.
>The digitized (mp3) audio recording of the entire session has
>now been posted. That will be archived in our knowledge
>repository for reference and download by anyone interested. See
>details at:
>Dr. Guarino's input today adds true value to this collective
>knowledge and intelligence that our community is building.
>Thanks & regards.  =ppy
>P.S. Our major upcoming events already lined up, will include:
>Thursday, Mar. 2, 2006, Professor Dr. Asuman Dogac from the Middle 
>East Technical University (METU) in Turkey will be presenting to the 
>community. Her talk is entitled: "Exploiting ebXML Registry 
>Semantics in the eHealth Domain" ... Please refer to details on the 
>wiki session page at: 
>Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2006 all afternoon EST, where custodians of key 
>upper ontologies and basic ontologists from around the world will be 
>convening at our Upper Ontology Summit event. This Summit is 
>co-organized by Ontolog, NIST and SICoP (and its ONTAC/COSMO Working 
>Groups). The event will be featured both virtually (like our nominal 
>augmented conference call events) as well as physically, on-site at 
>the US National Institute for Standards and Technology 
>(Gaithersburg, MD, US). See our wiki page: 
>http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UpperOntologySummit for more 
>details, and be on the lookout for further announcements.
>Mark your calendars now so that you won't missed these great 
>upcoming events.  =ppy
>Peter P. Yim wrote Wed, 01 Feb 2006 06:53:24 -0800:
>>This long-awaited event is happening tomorrow!
>>... So, if you still haven't registered for it, please do so now 
>>(by e-mailing me offline (to: peter.yim-at-cim3.com) with your name 
>>and affiliation. This is necessary to ensure that we have enough 
>>conferencing resources for everyone to call in.
>>If you're already registered (as indicated by your name showing on 
>>our "expected attendee" list at 
>>we'll look forward to having you at the session tomorrow.
>>Cheers.  =ppy
>>Peter P. Yim wrote Wed, 25 Jan 2006 19:32:00 -0800:
>>>We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nicola Guarino, from the 
>>>Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) in Trento, Italy will be 
>>>presenting to the community on Thursday, February 2, 2006. His 
>>>talk is entitled: "Making basic ontological choices: the DOLCE 
>>>[DOLCE, the acronym for Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and 
>>>Cognitive Engineering, is an initiative lead by Dr. Guarino and is 
>>>one of the leading Upper Ontologies available.]
>>>*Conference call-in details*:
>>>Date: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006
>>>Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 18:30 UTC (World Time:
>>>Session Duration: 1.5 ~ 2 Hours
>>>Dial-in Number: +1-641-696-6600 (Iowa, USA)
>>>Participant Access Code: "686564#"
>>>VNC shared-screen support available
>>>*Making basic ontological choices: the DOLCE experience*
>>>by Nicola Guarino
>>>This talk will be organized in three parts:
>>>  i) a short introduction on the role of axiomatic, foundational ontologies;
>>>  ii) a discussion on the basic ontological choices available, and 
>>>on the need to establish systematic links and comparisons among 
>>>them; and
>>>  iii) a presentation of the basic DOLCE choices in the light of 
>>>the above discussion.
>>>*About the Speakers:*
>>>*Nicola Guarino* (1954) is a senior research scientist at the 
>>>Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian 
>>>National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), where he leads the 
>>>Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) in Trento. He graduated in 
>>>Electrical Engineering at the University of Padova in 1978, with a 
>>>thesis on biomedical engineering. In 1979-1984 he was in charge of 
>>>the data acquisition and monitoring system of a large nuclear 
>>>fusion experiment in Padova. He then moved to the area of 
>>>knowledge representation, joining the CNR Institute of Systems 
>>>Theory and Biomedical Engineering (LADSEB-CNR) to work initially 
>>>on medical expert systems. He moved to ISTC-CNR in 2003. He has 
>>>been working on the foundations of knowledge representation and 
>>>conceptual modeling for more than twenty years, playing a leading 
>>>role in developing a strongly interdisciplinary approach that 
>>>combines together Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics, 
>>>and relies on Logic as a unifying paradigm.    (JM3)
>>>He is editor-in-chief (with Dr. Mark Musen) of the Journal of 
>>>Applied Ontology, associate editor of the International Journal of 
>>>Human-Computer Studies and the Journal of Data Semantics, and 
>>>general chair of the FOIS (Formal Ontology in Information Systems) 
>>>conference series.
>>>*Refer to details on the session wiki page at:*
>>>This will be a virtual session over an augmented conference call. 
>>>The session is expected to start with a 45 min. ~ 1 Hour 
>>>presentation followed by an extended discussion between the 
>>>participants and the speaker. The entire session will be recorded 
>>>and made available as open content under the prevailing Ontolog 
>>>IPR policy (see: 
>>>I look forward to having you at this open session. Please pass the 
>>>announcement along to those who might be interested to join us 
>>>too. All are welcomed. *RSVP* by by emailing me at 
>>><peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline.
>>>Regards. =ppy
>>>Peter P. Yim
>>>Co-convener, Ontolog
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