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[ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker - Dr. Denise Bedford - Thu 2006

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:54:54 -0700
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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Denise Bedford from the World 
Bank will be presenting her talk entitled: "Strategy for 
Developing an Ontology - First Steps" this Thursday.    (02)

This is the first event of a series of talks and discussions the 
revolves around the topic: "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of 
Knowledge" during which this community will explore the "what's" 
and "how's" to the development of a semantically interoperable 
application, using the improved access to the content of Ontolog 
as a case in point.    (03)

*Conference call-in details*:    (04)

Date: Thursday, Apr. 13, 2006
Start Time:  10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT / 17:30 UTC
   (World Time:
Session Duration: ~2 Hours
Dial-in Number: +1-641-696-6600 (Iowa)
Participant Access Code: "686564#"
VNC shared-screen support available    (05)

Topic: *Strategy for Developing an Ontology - First Steps*    (06)

*Abstract*:    (07)

Analyzing the users, use and content that will be the focus of an 
ontology is as important as the technologies that support its 
implementation. The initial analysis can determine whether your 
ontology is extensible and sustainable, whether you need one 
ontology or multiple ontologies, which technologies are best 
suited to implementing your ontology. This presentation will 
suggest a strategy for analyzing your ontological needs. The 
strategy derives from the approach taken to develop ontologies in 
the development community over the past ten years. We will take 
as a case in point the Ontolog content and user community.    (08)

*About the Speakers*:    (09)

*Dr. Denise Bedford* is a Senior Information Officer at the World 
Bank Group in Washington, DC. Since 1997, her duties at the Bank 
have included management of the World Bank Group's Thesaurus; 
development of the Bank's core metadata strategy and the various 
taxonomies that support Bank metadata; functional lead of the 
enterprise search project, member of the Knowledge and Learning 
Environment working group, project manager for the implementation 
of the Teragram concept extraction, categorization and 
summarization technologies and automated metadata capture; and 
project manager for the development of the World Bank Catalog in 
support of the Bank's Policy on Information Disclosure. Her work 
also has included collaboration with UNESCO Water Portal and 
UNAIDS on metadata, thesaurus and taxonomy issues. Her current 
interests include multilingual information architectures, 
semantic analysis technologies, computational linguistics and 
knowledge economics.    (010)

*Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_04_13    (011)

This will be a virtual session over an augmented conference call. 
The session is expected to start with 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: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid32).    (012)

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.    (013)

Regards. =ppy    (014)

Peter P. Yim
Co-convener, Ontolog
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