Hi Peter and All,
Sorry to report the slowness of our progress for this project - which
you aren't directly focused on structuring terminology but creating
the conditions for it.
We have managed to establish a good terminology base and community to
in these last years. You might be interested in seeing the latest
issue of Organised Sound Journal v12.2:
This is a multilingual glossary with a solid history that we will be
My current project is working on a methodology for tagging objects
with mobile phones
and then tagging those tags with relational terms (ontologizing) -
called folk-ontology after
folksonomy - thus, not strictly focused/fixated on the 'hyponym' (the
see: tag798.daohaus.org. (03)
Ken Fields (04)
On Oct 7, 2007, at 11:24 PM, Peter Yim wrote: (05)
> (moving this conversation to a new, and more appropriately captioned
> thread. =ppy)
>> [DN] Would love to hear ideas but also the ontology of music
>> is something quite near to me...Duane,
> [ppy] You might be interested to check out the work by Ken Fields and
> his colleagues at the DAO (Digital Art Ontology) community. Ken has
> been a long time member of Ontolog, and the founder of the DAO
> The abstract to a recent work of his: "Electronic Music Terminology:
> Translation, Ontology, Knowledge Base" can be found at:
> Among other abstracts they had posted for their MusicAcoustic2006
> conference (see:
> http://dao.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ProposalAbstracts2006), I even
> spotted one on "Digital Silience" ... for those of you who were
> passionately discussing John Cage's work earlier. :-)
> Regards. =ppy
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Oct 7, 2007 6:13 AM
> Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Common Logic is now an International
> To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Would love to hear ideas but also the ontology of music is
>> something quite near to me...
> For a connection between music and logic, consider the career
> of Stefan Bauer-Mengelberg (see below).
> Not mentioned in that article is the fact that he also translated
> many of the classic papers in logic by Frege, Goedel, and others
> from German to English, and he taught logic and probability at
> the IBM Systems Research Institute, where I also worked for many
> years. (I am also grateful to him for getting the IBM library to
> buy a very nice collection of logic books.)
> He also got a grant from the Ford Foundation to develop DARMS
> (Digital Alternate Representation of Music Scores). Following
> is a summary of DARMS:
> Online Resources from Beyond Midi
>> Our first 4 final tracks are available for free download at
> Do you have a more specific reference? That page is so crowded
> that it's impossible to find anything.
> Stefan Bauer-Mengelberg, a Conductor, 69
> Published: October 28, 1996
> Stefan Bauer-Mengelberg, a mathematician, conductor and lawyer, was
> found dead last Monday at his home in Amagansett, L.I. He was 69.
> The cause was heart failure, said a friend, Pat Trunzo 3d.
> Although Mr. Bauer-Mengelberg worked for many years as a mathematician
> for I.B.M., his simultaneous career as a conductor and teacher
> many prestigious posts. He was an assistant conductor at the New York
> Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein during the 1959-60 season, and
> returned in later years as guest conductor of the orchestra. He also
> served as the music director of the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra
> from 1960-62, and as president of the Mannes College of Music from
> His overlapping expertise in computers and music led him to devise a
> system of musical notation for computers.
> Mr. Bauer-Mengelberg was born in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1927. His
> family moved to the United States when he was 12. After serving in the
> Army from 1946-47, he went on to college, receiving a bachelor's
> in philosophy and a master's in mathematics, both from New York
> University. Later he taught both subjects at a number of schools,
> including the New School for Social Research and Hunter College.
> When he was 49, already steeped in two full-time careers, Mr.
> Bauer-Mengelberg decided to study law. He graduated from New York
> University law school, becoming a full-time lawyer. He continued
> his law
> practice up to the time of his death.
> No immediate family members survive.
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