Thank you to those who attended yesterday’s call that
covered the 2009 Ontology Summit. As a result of the call:
I have amended the phrasing of the summit communiqué to
better clarify the listing of the nine projects as *examples* that
illustrate the intent of the community. I hope that more of you will now be
comfortable in endorsing the communiqué.
We will have a dedicated mailing list on which to
continue discussions arising from the summit (such as the current discussion on
units and measures). Stay tuned for the announcement of that list.
Peter Yim has posted the chat transcript and audio
archive of yesterday’s call.
We have agreed to revisit the nine projects, and
possibly other additional projects, on a quarterly basis, to maintain the
momentum and visibility as they move forward.
A number of ideas have been put forward for
consideration as topics for next year’s summit, including:
Natural language / controlled language research
Use cases and business cases for ontologies
Education and training
Categories of ontology applications (possibly
combined with the use-case idea above)
Barriers to ontology use
Please see the chat transcript for other related ideas. I
hope that you will continue to be engaged as we help, as a community, to move
this technology into the mainstream.
Steven R. Ray, Chair
2009 Ontology Summit