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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 12:04:39 -0800
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All,    (01)

I appreciate all those who were contributing to nudging the 
conversation back on track. ... We do need that!    (02)

Please note that the tag line for "Ontology Summit 2007" has just 
been adopted[1], and therefore, our initiative is now officially 
going to be referred to as:    (03)

   "Ontology Summit 2007 - Ontology, Taxonomy, Folksonomy: 
Understanding the Distinctions"    (04)

(I'll make a separate post on this shortly.)    (05)

I did not post this yesterday because I didn't want this hoist 
this right in the middle of the folksonomy 'debate' (not 
realizing that the conversation would still be going on after a 
few exchanges.)    (06)

For those who were at last week's Tom Gruber wonderful invited 
talk, one may, at least, gather that there is more support behind 
"folksonomies" than most people realize here. I believe the use 
of that term, or the fact that some people within the web 2.0 
community even calls that "ontologies" is not what we are out to 
do at "Ontology Summit 2007" (more about this on my next post.)    (07)

And, by the way, I did a google on "ontology", "taxonomy" and 
"folksonomy", and these are the results:    (08)

   "ontology"  - ~12,200,000 matches
   "taxonomy"  - ~31,700,000 matches
   "folksonomy" - ~9,720,000 matches    (09)

Considering the numbers of years these terms have been around, 
"folksonomy" isn't doing too bad after all.    (010)

Tom Gruber (who defined the term "ontology" in the sense we apply 
to its use in computer science, artificial intelligence and the 
semantic web these days) has Thomas Vander Wal (who coined the 
term "folksonomy" back in 2002) in his TagCommons community. 
Let's see if we can get them to provide their perspectives on 
helping us 'Understanding the Distinctions' (I did extend the 
invitation to Tom during the 3/1/2007 Ontolog session[2] -  ).    (011)

Thanks & regards.  =ppy    (012)

[1]  The tag line for Ontology Summit 2007 was adopted during our 
organizing committee conference call yesterday - see: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2007/OrganizingCommitteeMeeting_2007_03_06    (013)

[2]  See: 
Telephone playback for Tom's Mar-1 session on "Grande Challenges 
for Ontology Design" is already available. I have been derelict 
in putting up the mp3 audio archive of that session (because I 
was traveling all last week, and got caught up in some 
emergencies the last couple of days, but it'll be ready today or 
latest by tomorrow, I promise.  =ppy
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