[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [ontolog-forum] Top 5 Ontology Driven Applications

To: <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Carl Reed OGC Account" <creed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 09:23:28 -0600
Message-id: <012e01c6ebb6$e43e4820$6401a8c0@SusieandCarl>
Bob -
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 -----
From: Bob Smith
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Top 5 Ontology Driven Applications

Hi Mills,

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 Discussion.


Bob Smith, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, CSU
Tall Tree Labs

From: Mills Davis <mdavis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 8:55 PM
To: bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re:

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:

Hello Mills,

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 presented below.

Kurt Conrad first compiled a list of about 30 potential applications, grouped into various categories and sub-categories. 
We submitted this list to the membership and asked them to simply rank from 1 to 5, 5 being their "highest priority".

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 ]

Please let us know if you want more details.


The Ontolog Forum

Bob Smith, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, CSU

Mills Davis
Managing Director
202-255-6655 cel
1-800-713-8049 fax

Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/ 
Subscribe/Unsubscribe/Config: http://ontolog.cim3.net/mailman/listinfo/ontolog-forum/ 
Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/
To Post: mailto:ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/  
Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/ 
To Post: mailto:ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (01)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>