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To: Ontology Summit 2007 Forum <ontology-summit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 00:38:48 -0700
Message-id: <4610B308.7040903@xxxxxxxx>
48 sets of input were received for our "Ontology Summit 2007" 
Survey. Let's give a big "Thank you" to everyone who contributed.    (01)

The survey questionnaire and the responses received are now 
available on the wiki. See: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2007_Survey/Response     (02)

Further analysis and synthesis on these input and the discourse 
on the forum will be made by those who have volunteered and our 
workshop co-chairs.    (03)

To help us move forward quickly to get ready for our Apr. 23 & 24 
face-to-face meetings, we plan to spend some time during our 
Ontolog conference call this Thursday to coordinate that work 
(analysis and synthesis work for Ontology Summit 2007). Please 
mark your calendar now and come join us on Apr-5 (this Thursday) 
if you are interested or would want to get involved.    (04)

Thanks & regards.  =ppy    (05)

P.S. If you are planning to be at the Apr. 23 & 24 meetings and 
haven't yet registered (on-site or remotely), please do so at 
your earliest convenience. See details at: 
--    (06)

Peter P. Yim wrote Mon, 26 Mar 2007 13:47:07 -0800:
> Re: Ontology Summit 2007 - Ontology, Taxonomy, Folksonomy:
> Understanding the Distinctions
> First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has already provided 
> input through the survey. Since we have not had a chance to hear from 
> everyone yet (especially those who are subscribed to the 
> [ontology-summit] mailing list (whom we definitely want to hear from ... 
> everyone of you), I am extending the deadline on this input collection 
> process to tomorrow (27-Mar-2007).
> Therefore, if you still have not returned your survey - it's at: 
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/survey/summit72.html - kindly do it now!
> I'd also like to thank some of you (Barry Smith, Michael Uschold John 
> Sowa, Paola Di Maio, Tim McGrath, ... in particular) for your  
> suggestions on making the survey clearer to the respondents. Please look 
> at it again ... I believe it should be a lot less confusing now.
> Anyhow, we need all your input to help us reach the summit's goal of 
> helping the broader community understand the distinctions between terms 
> like ontology, taxonomy, thesaurus, folksonomy, conceptual model, 
> schema, etc. With that, hopefully, everyone can better deal with the 
> different types of "semantic structures" that fall broadly within that 
> spectrum, when comparing or applying them.
> After collecting the terms, meanings and representative artifacts, we 
> will be soliciting the help from some of you (who have kindly 
> volunteered or confirmed your support) to help champion the synthesis 
> and consolidation of these input into a framework from the perspectives 
> of the various constituencies involved. We need as much help in this 
> part of the process as we can; therefore, if you are in a position to 
> help (between now and the Apr-23 & 24 conference), please e-mail me 
> off-line.
> Thanks & regards.  =ppy
> P.S. by the way, for those who are planning to join us at the Apr-23 & 
> 24 workshops and symposium (either on-site at NIST (Gaithersburg, 
> Maryland, USA) or remotely (via telephone dial-in), please note that you 
> will need to register for the event(s). Please refer to registration 
> information at: 
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2007#nidV3W
> --     (07)

> Peter P. Yim wrote Sat, 17 Mar 2007 00:26:23 -0800:
>> Re: Ontology Summit 2007 - Ontology, Taxonomy, Folksonomy: 
>> Understanding the Distinctions
>> As part of the ongoing "Ontology Summit 2007" initiative, we are 
>> making an attempt to reach out to everyone (in research, applications 
>> and everything in between) who profess in developing or facilitating 
>> the evolution of "ontologies" and structures that help model semantics 
>> here.
>> We need your input, from the perspective of your constituency 
>> (communities or sub-communities that applies the science, art and 
>> engineering of ontology), telling us what "ontology" and other 
>> "ontology-related terms" mean to you. We also want you to tell us 
>> about representative ontological (or related) artifacts in your 
>> constituency.
>> With your input, we hope to clarify what everyone (coming from 
>> different constituency) mean when they use the term "ontology" or when 
>> they refer to related semantic structures; and with that, help 
>> everyone better understand the different types of "ontologies" or 
>> "semantic structures" that fall broadly within the spectrum. By doing 
>> so, the research, development and Internet communities would, 
>> hopefully, have a better way of comparing, combining and mapping 
>> ontologies to one another.
>> I invite you to spend a few minutes and complete the online survey for 
>> this joint effort. You can find it at: 
>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/survey/summit72.html
>> Your input is very important to the endeavor. Please pass this 
>> invitation along to colleagues of your who are in a position to 
>> provide meaningful input on the matter as well.
>> Thanks in advance.  =ppy
>> Peter P. Yim, Co-convener, Ontolog
>> on behalf of the
>> Ontology Summit 2007 organizing committee
>> -- 
>     (08)

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