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

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 16:56:42 -0700
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We had another very well attended Ontolog session today, Apr. 13, 
2006. Dr. Denise Bedford (the World Bank Group) kicked-off our 
series of events on "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge", 
with her talk on: "Strategy for Developing an Ontology - First 
Steps". The presentation was just wonderful!    (01)

Thank you very much, Dr. Bedford, for sharing with us your work 
and insight, and for providing your guidance on how we could 
approach this task of ontologizing our community content. Also, 
as always, thanks to all who came, participated and helped 
contribute to yet another great Ontolog Forum session.    (02)

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. Bedford's input today adds true value to this collective
knowledge and intelligence that our community is building.    (03)

Thanks & regards.  =ppy    (04)

P.S. Our major upcoming events already lined up, will include:    (05)

o  Thursday, Apr. 20, 2006, Dr. Denise Bedford will be back next 
week to moderate "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge - 
Discussion Session 1 - Framing the Issues, Requirements and 
Approach" ... Please refer to details on the wiki session page 
and register to attend now by e-mailing <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline.    (06)

o  Thursday, Apr. 27, 2006, Mr. Jack Park (SRI) and Mr. Patrick 
Durusau (INCITS/V1) will be presenting to the community on their 
talk entitled: "Avoiding Hobson's Choice In Choosing An 
Ontology". The talk will be about "Subject Maps"   ... watch out 
for the announcement of this event, which will be coming out soon.    (07)

Mark your calendars now so that you won't missed these great 
upcoming events.  =ppy
--     (08)

Peter P. Yim wrote Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:54:54 -0700:
> 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.
> 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.
> *Conference call-in details*:
> 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
> Topic: *Strategy for Developing an Ontology - First Steps*
> *Abstract*:
> 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.
> *About the Speakers*:
> *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.
> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_04_13
> 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).
> 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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