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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 00:45:38 -0800
Message-id: <45EFCD32.6080108@xxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 01-Mar-2007, we had, again, one of the best attended 
virtual session, when Dr. Tom Gruber, the ex-Stanford
scientist who defined the term "ontology" in the sense we apply
to its use in computer science, artificial intelligence and the
semantic web these days, presented to the community. Dr.
Gruber's talk was on: "Grande Challenges for Ontology Design"    (01)

Another very timely talk that is relevant to our ongoing
"Ontology Summit 2007" discourse. Dr. Gruber took the 
pragmatist's view and an engineering approach toward ontologies. 
challenging the community to design ontologies that Our 
appreciations go out to the notion that ontologies are only as 
good as they can enable applications that matter. We want to 
thank Dr. Gruber for a sharing with us his insights, and to all 
for participating & contributing to the extensive discussion that 
followed Dr. Gruber's thought provoking talk.    (02)

Proceedings of the session are captured on our wiki page, at:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_03_01    (03)

In particular, full audio recording of the session is now
available - see:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_03_01#nidUD1     (04)

... The archives of this session is adding another key 
perspective onto the body of knowledge on ontology and 
ontological engineering that our community is building together. 
Thanks again, Tom!    (05)

Best regards. =ppy    (06)

P.S. Upcoming events: (see:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nidW)    (07)

* Thursday, 8-March-2007 starting 18:30 UTC - Dr. Matthew West 
(Shell) will be presenting the 5th session in the "Database And 
Ontology" Mini-Series. Dr. Adrian Walker, CTO of Reengineering 
LLC, will be our invited speaker; he will be giving a talk on 
"Usability, Databases and Ontologies"    (08)

* An archive of noteworthy past Ontolog events can be found at:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nidZ    (09)

Tx. =ppy
--     (010)

Peter Yim wrote Mon, 26 Feb 2007 17:30:11 -0800:
> Re:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_03_01
>     (011)

> The invited talk by Dr. Tom Gruber on "Grande Challenges for Ontology
> Design" is coming up this Thursday 01-Mar-2007 (starting at 1:30pm EST
> / 10:30am PST / 6:30pm BST / 18:30 UTC).    (012)

> Dr. Tom Gruber, the ex-Stanford researcher who defined the term
> "ontology" in the sense we apply to its use in computer science,
> artificial intelligence and the semantic web these days, probably
> needs no introduction to this community. What sets him apart could
> have been his ability to combine his ontology engineering insight with
> his entrepreneurship. He has, time and again, produced systems for
> knowledge sharing, collaboration, and collective intelligence, that
> has made significant impact to much broader audiences than research
> and academia. If you are still bugged by the question of "why?" or
> "what for?" when it comes to ontologies, then you should be joining us
> at Dr. Gruber's talk this Thursday.    (013)

> RSVP by e-mailing the sender (<peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>) off-line if you
> are planning to attend and haven't already responded. (If you aren't
> already an Ontolog member, kindly include your name, affiliation and
> job title as well in your response.)
> We look forward to having you at the session.
> Regards.  =ppy
> --    (014)

> On 2/19/07, Peter P. Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Re:
>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_03_01
>>    (015)

>> The Ontolog community is pleased to announce that Researcher and
>> Entrepreneur, Dr. Tom Gruber, the scientist who defined the term
>> "ontology" in the sense we apply to its use in computer science,
>> artificial intelligence and the semantic web these days, will be
>> presenting to the community his talk entitled: "Grande Challenges
>> for Ontology Design".
>> We take pleasure in inviting you to join us at this
>> virtual event.
>>    (016)

>> *Conference call-in details*:
>> Date: Thursday, 1-March-2007
>> Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 7:30pm CET
>>                          / 18:30 GMT/UTC
>>     (World Time:
>> Session Duration: 1.5~2.0 Hours
>> Dial-in Number:
>>    o from a telephone (US): +1-605-475-8590 (South Dakota, USA)
>>    o from a phone (Europe): 0870-738-0763 (UK)
>>                          or 0848-390-175 (Italy)
>>    o callers from other countries please dial into
>>       either one of the US or European numbers
>>    o Conference ID: "5823120#"
>>    o Direct call from from Skype: +990008275823120
>> Shared-screen support will be available    (017)

>> Invited Speaker: *Dr. Tom Gruber*
>> Title: *Grande Challenges for Ontology Design*
>>         (or is it Vente, I can never remember)    (018)

>> *Abstract*: (by Tom Gruber)
>> Why bother with ontology design, particularly when it involves
>> the trouble of collaborating with other people and their peculiar
>> ideas? How does one guide a design process with any kind of
>> objective notion of a Good Result? I think that if we do not
>> start from this question, we are wasting our time. Outside the
>> context of some shared goals, even arguing about what "ontology
>> is" is, at best, ironic.
>> In this session I will frame a discussion about ontology design,
>> using the model of engineering design that has brought tremendous
>> success to electronic and physical engineering disciplines, and
>> to some extent software engineering. My goal for the session is
>> to identify some important and practical problems with objective
>> engineering requirements that can motivate and guide the work of
>> this community.
>>    (019)

>> *About the Speaker*:
>> *Dr. Tom Gruber* is a researcher and entrepreneur with a focus on
>> systems for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and collective
>> intelligence. He did foundational work in ontology engineering
>> and is well-known for his definition of ontologies in the context
>> of Artificial Intelligence. The approaches and technologies from
>> this work are precursors to the infrastructure for today's
>> Semantic Web. At Stanford University in the early 1990's, Tom was
>> a pioneer in the use of the Web for collaboration and knowledge
>> sharing. He invented HyperMail, a widely-used open source
>> application that turns email conversations into collective
>> memories, which chronicled many of the early discussions that
>> helped define the Web. He built ontology engineering tools and
>> established the first web-based public exchange for ontologies,
>> software, and knowledge bases. During the rise of the Web, Dr.
>> Gruber founded Intraspect, an enterprise software company that
>> pioneered the space of collaborative knowledge management.
>> Intraspect applications help professional people collaborate in
>> large distributed communities, continuously contributing to a
>> collective body of knowledge. For the Web 2.0 era, he co-founded
>> RealTravel.com, which aspires to be the best place on the web to
>> share knowledge and experiences about travel. Realtravel provides
>> an environment for a community of travel enthusiasts to create
>> beautiful travel journals of their adventures, share them with
>> friends and family, and learn from other like-minded travelers.
>> With techniques for combining structured data with user
>> contributions, and a machine-learning based recommendation
>> engine, it is also an example of collective intelligence in both
>> the Semantic Web and Web 2.0 senses of the word.
>>    (020)

>> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_03_01
>>    (021)

>> This will be a virtual session over an augmented
>> conference call. The session is expected to start with
>> a 1 Hour presentation followed by a Q&A and 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).
>> As usual, this Ontolog event is open to all. I look
>> forward to having you at this session. Please pass the
>> announcement along to those who might be interested to
>> join us too.
>>    (022)

>> *RSVP* by by emailing me at <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline.
>> Regards. =ppy
>> Peter P. Yim
>> Co-convener, Ontolog
>> --    (023)

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