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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 11:47:59 -0700
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The captioned series of events have been very well received. I am 
pleased to provide an update to the program with more 
announcements on planned events below.    (01)


The following events have also been scheduled as part of the 
"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 community knowledge of Ontolog as a 
case in point. The series will culminate in our face-to-face 
workshop on Sunday, 23-July-2006 which will take place in 
Northern California, USA ans is co-located with the 9th 
International Protégé Conference at Stanford.    (03)

* Thu 01-Jun-2006: Dr. Matthew West from Shell is returning on 
Thursday, June 1, 2006, to present a talk on ISO 18876 - 
integration of industrial data for exchange access and sharing 
(IIDEAS). This will provide an architectural framework for 
integrating/federating and what it involves ... Please refer to 
details, closer to the time, at the session wiki page at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_06_01     (04)

* Thu 15-Jun-2006: Dr. E. Michael Maximilien (IBM Research) and 
Mr. Conor Shankey (Visual Knowledge) will be moderating our 
scheduled discussion Thursday June 15, 2005 on "Ontologizing the 
Ontolog Body of Knowledge - Discussion session 2". We'll be 
focusing on tools and technical solutions at hand during this 
discussion. Please refer to details, closer to the time, at the 
session wiki page at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_06_15    (05)

* Thu 29-Jun-2006: Dr. Timothy Redmond from Stanford Medical 
Informatics will be our invited speaker for Thursday, June 29, 
2006. He will be talking about the "Protégé Architecture and API" 
for those of us in the community who are, or are planning to, 
develop ontology-based applications ... Please refer to details, 
closer to the time, at the session wiki page at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_06_29    (06)

* Thu 13-Jul-2006: Dr. Patrick Cassidy of MITRE will be 
presenting, Thursday, July 13, 2006, his talk entitled: "From 
Controlled Vocabularies to Standard Ontologies" ... Please refer 
to details, closer to the time, at the session wiki page at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_07_13    (07)

* We'll be having our 3rd Ontolog Face-to-Face meetings late July 
2006. As was the case last time, we are holding it in conjunction 
with this year's 9th International Protégé Conference. The event 
will be physically held at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, 
California. We'll be organizing a full-day workshop on Sunday, 
July 23rd, 2006, entitled: "Natural, Semi-Formal, and Formal 
Ontologies: Bridging the Layers, Limits, and Lacunas" ... Please 
refer to 
  and to 
for more details.    (08)

Please mark your calendars now, so that you won't miss any of 
them. As usual, our virtual events are open to all. Please feel 
free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested. To 
register for any of the virtual events, please email me 
<peter.@xxxxxxxx> off-line. (To register for the face-to-face 
workshop and the Protege conference, one will need to do it at 
the Protege/SMI web site. Kindly refer to the links provided above.)    (09)

Best regards.  =ppy
--    (010)

Peter P. Yim wrote Mon, 10 Apr 2006 18:31:57 -0700:
> Those who have been watching the Ontolog Forum closely (especially those 
> who were at the last few member conference calls) are already aware that 
> we have a series of very exciting events coming up that revolves around 
> the theme of "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge". I am happy to 
> provide what's being planned so far (with the understanding that the 
> program is community-driven and is still evolving), so that you can mark 
> your calendars if you find these events to be relevant or interesting.
> This series of events that is spurred by the Ontolog Community's quest 
> towards (a) providing better access to the body of knowledge that the 
> community has accumulated over the years,
> (b) using the opportunity to explore the landscape and the 
> state-of-the-art for both technologies and approaches, on how this could 
> actually be done, (c) employing the kinds of formal and informal 
> semantic technologies and ontological engineering
> approaches that we've been 'talking about', (d) plan to develop an 
> ontology-based application to achieve the purpose, both as a 
> proof-of-concept, and also to provide open example of a 'working 
> application' and 'the process' that people can look at, and (e) build up 
> enough interest and momentum to really *do it* -- funded, if at all 
> possible, but on an open/voluntary-basis, if we have to.
> *PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS* (items planned for the next few weeks)
> This series of events include invited speaker sessions, community 
>  discussion sessions. The series will commence with Dr. Denise Bedford's 
> presentation this coming Thursday, and will culminate in a face-to-face 
> workshop that the community is planning to have in Northern California, 
> USA (at Stanford, CA; as a part of the 9th International Protégé 
> Conference.)
> Here are some of the events that we have already locked-in:
> Thursday, Apr. 13, 2006 - Invited Speaker: Denise Bedford
> 10:30am~12:30pm PDT / 1:30~3:30pm EDT / 17:30~19:30 UTC
>   *Denise Bedford* from the World Bank will be our invited speaker. She 
> will be sharing with us her experience from her work in integrating the 
> vast, multilingual data and information resources. She will kick-off the 
> series by proposing one strategy on how we can approach this task of 
> "ontologizing ontolog."
> Thursday, Apr. 20, 2006
> Discussion Session-1: Framing the Issues, Design and Approach
> Moderator: Denise Bedford
> 10:30am~12:30pm PDT / 1:30~3:30pm EDT / 17:30~19:30 UTC
>   This will be a discussion session involving a panel and the community 
> members. Panelists include Nicolas Rouquette (NASA/JPL), Michael 
> Maximilien (IBM), Lisa Colvin (Genentech), Patrick Heinig (EPA), Bob 
> Smith (Cal State U/Tall Tree Labs) and Peter Yim (Ontolog/CIM3). We will 
> be asking ourselves, "what do we want to get done in this exercise?" and 
> to draw up our requirements, before looking at "how it could be done", 
> and "what are the technology and tools available" to help us get the job 
> done.
> Thursday, Apr. 27, 2006
> Invited Speakers: Jack Park and Patrick Durusau
> 10:30am~12:30pm PDT / 1:30~3:30pm EDT / 17:30~19:30 UTC
>   *Jack Park* (SRI) and *Patrick Durusau* (Chair, INCITS Technical 
> Committee V1) will be talking about the federation of ontologies through 
> subject maps under the rubric "Cultural Federation." Both Jack and 
> Patrick have a background in XTM (xml) topic maps. Subject Maps are 
> created from the new specification called the TMRM -- topic maps 
> reference model, which are, internally and spiritually, completely 
> different. We should look forward to productive discussion along the 
> lines of differences between ontologies and subject maps in this 
> presentation session.
> Thursday, May 4, 2006 - Invited Speaker: Adam Cheyer
> 10:30am~12:30pm PDT / 1:30~3:30pm EDT / 17:30~19:30 UTC
>   *Adam Cheyer* of SRI, and a Program Director of the CALO Project, will 
> give us an overview of CALO as an example of a very large ontology-based 
> application. Adam will discuss the engineering methods we use to develop 
> and maintain the ontology of CALO and demonstrate IRIS, an open-source 
> semantic desktop, that serves as the "office environment" that 
> integrates best with CALO. CALO stands for "Cognitive Assistant that 
> Learns and Organizes" and is a DARPA project that brings together 
> leading computer scientists and researchers in artificial intelligence, 
> machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation, 
> human-computer interaction, flexible planning, and behavioral studies 
> from 22 organizations.
> Thursday, May 11, 2006 - Invited Speaker: David Ferrucci
> 10:30am~12:30pm PDT / 1:30~3:30pm EDT / 17:30~19:30 UTC
>   *David Ferrucci* from IBM Research is the chief architect for UIMA 
> (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) . This project 
> provides the architectural and software foundation for accelerating and 
> integrating a broad collection of efforts in advanced search, text and 
> multi-modal analytics across six of IBM’s Research labs and several 
> large government-sponsored projects. David's talk is entitled: "Putting 
> the Semantics in the Semantic Web: An overview of UIMA and its role in 
> Accelerating the Semantic Revolution"
> Additionally, we will be scheduling discussion session(s) to further 
> explore the both the informal ontology and the formal ontology 
> approaches and the technology landscape. After that, we will be sitting 
> down to discuss "what can/will we do for Ontolog." Finally, at the 
> face-to-face workshop, which has now been titled: "Natural, Semi-formal 
> and Formal Ontologies: Bridging the Layers, Limits and Lacunas" we will, 
> among other things, synthesize and distill what we learned from all 
> these activities.
> We will be announcing the individual events and provide more detail as 
> they become available. However, do mark your calendars now, so that you 
> won't miss the events.
> Regards.  =ppy
> for and on behalf of the
> Ontolog co-conveners and
> co-organizers of this series of events
> --     (011)

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