I have been tied up the last several weeks getting ready for and running
the recent OGC Technical Committee meetings (DC last week) so I did not have
time to really follow this thread and look at the list.
A couple of comments -
1. CAP (Common Alerting Protocol), EDXL, and other alerting standards all
fall into a higher level simply titled Alerting. There is considerable work
being done on a variety of standards that can be used for citizen to authority
and authority to citizen alerting. The OGC, OASIS, IETF, 3GPP, OMA, and
the ITU are all working on various aspects of the value chain for alerting. Most
of the use cases driving alerting have to do with emergency services (from E-911
to response). Also, as such, these standards do not belong in health care but
perhaps more appropriately in a bin called emergency management.
2. The OGC has an Information Community and Semantics Working group. They
are currently rewriting their charter based on input from a joint incubator
project being done with the W3C on Geospatial Semantics. The OGC has been
involved in a variety of geospatial semantics projects over the years and many
of our members have worked on ontologies/taxonomies in several information
communities. A current example is our collaboration with the TDWG Spatial
Data Subgroup (TDWG = International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases).
Finally, given that we appear to both be located in Fort Collins,
perhaps we could meet sometime and talk about ontologies and the work of the OGC
and our membership.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 12:38
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Top 5
Ontology Driven Applications
Attached is the list
of categories and subcategories from which the members selected their
preferences for Top Five.
Does anyone mind their names being provided?
I am not sure that adds much to the intended Panel
Bob Smith, Ph.D.
Tall Tree Labs
From: Mills Davis <mdavis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Saturday, October 07, 2006 8:55 PM
This is great... my thanks to Ontolog Forum.
Also, just as valuable would be the identities and data regarding the
original 30 application ideas. Can you share this?
On Oct 6, 2006, at 9:02 PM, Bob Smith wrote:
As part of a panel at the 5th Semantic
Interoperability for eGovernment conference next week you asked the Ontolog
Forum to list their Top Five Ontology Driven Applications and the list is
Kurt Conrad first compiled a list of about 30
potential applications, grouped into various categories and
We submitted this list to the membership
and asked them to simply rank from 1 to 5, 5 being their "highest
We then reversed-scored these results to determine a grand
total for each application.
Given the intent of this list of Top
Five Ontology-Driven Applications, we are pleased to announce the results
ranked from first to fifth place. The number in brackets is the
grand score. You might find the actual patterns of interest in that the
first place received attention from over half of the raters but was NOT
their first choice. No application received more than 1 first choice vote.
Thus, as you might well expect, there is not a lot of clear agreement about
the future....but a concensus is observed about the importance of ontologies
in standards development.
1st D2 - Using ontologies to align / translate among standards
(terminology remediations) [ 20 points ]
2nd D3 -
Building ontologies from standards (translating standards into ontological
representations that can be used by ontology-aware tools, e.g., inference
engines) [ 14 points ]
3rd D1 - An ontology of
existing standards [ 10 points ]
4th C2 - Standards in health informatics and emergency management
[ 10 points ]
5th B4 - Using ontology to improve data
quality [ 9 points
us know if you want more details.
Bob Smith, Ph.D.