Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. Denise Bedford - Thu 2006-04-13    (MFP)

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Background    (MGE)

This is the first event of a series of talks and discussions the revolves around the topic: "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge" during which this community will explore the "what's" and "how's" to the development of a semantically interoperable application, using the improved access to the content of Ontolog as a case in point.    (MGF)

The series is spurred by the Ontolog Community's quest toward:    (MGG)

Ref: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum//ontolog-forum/2006-04/msg00029.html    (MN5)

Agenda & Proceedings    (MGM)

Abstract: (by DeniseBedford)    (MGP)

Analyzing the users, use and content that will be the focus of an ontology is as important as the technologies that support its implementation. The initial analysis can determine whether your ontology is extensible and sustainable, whether you need one ontology or multiple ontologies, which technologies are best suited to implementing your ontology. This presentation will suggest a strategy for analyzing your ontological needs. The strategy derives from the approach taken to develop ontologies in the development community over the past ten years. We will take as a case in point the Ontolog content and user community.    (MGQ)

Dr. Denise Bedford is a Senior Information Officer at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. Since 1997, her duties at the Bank have included management of the World Bank Group's Thesaurus; development of the Bank's core metadata strategy and the various taxonomies that support Bank metadata; functional lead of the enterprise search project, member of the Knowledge and Learning Environment working group, project manager for the implementation of the Teragram concept extraction, categorization and summarization technologies and automated metadata capture; and project manager for the development of the World Bank Catalog in support of the Bank's Policy on Information Disclosure. Her work also has included collaboration with UNESCO Water Portal and UNAIDS on metadata, thesaurus and taxonomy issues. Her current interests include multilingual information architectures, semantic analysis technologies, computational linguistics and knowledge economics.    (MGY)

She is an associate of the faculty of Georgetown University and Catholic University of America. Dr. Bedford received a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, in Information Sciences, an M.A. from University of Michigan in Russian History, an M.S. in Library Science from Western Michigan University, and a triple major B.A. from the University of Michigan in Russian Language, German Language, and Russian / East European History. Her experience prior to joining the World Bank Group includes: University of California Systemwide Administration, Stanford University, Intel Corporation, NASA, University of Michigan, University of Maryland, University of Southern California. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, a current member of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Board of Directors, a Senior Fellow at the Montague Institute, member of the Board of the Federal CIO Council¬ís Knowledge Management Working Group, an expert speaker for the U.S. Department of State, and a participant in the Ontolog community of practice. She is a current member of ASIST and ACM.    (MGZ)

Session Recording of the DeniseBedford Talk    (MHA)

 (Thanks to KurtConrad and PeterYim for their help with getting the session recorded.  =ppy)    (MHB)