Joint IAOA-OOR-Ontolog "Ontologies and Standards" mini-series session-3 - Tue 2012_07_17    (3C7Z)

Title: "Standardisation Coordination and Ontology Repositories"    (3D7Q)

Session Co-chairs: Professor MichaelGruninger (University of Toronto) & Professor JohnBateman (University of Bremen)    (3C81)

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Title: "Standardisation Coordination and Ontology Repositories"    (3D91)

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The upcoming FOIS Conference will feature meetings of the SIGs and Technical Committees of IAOA (International Association of Ontology and its Applications), in particular, the Standarisation Coordination Committee and the Ontology Repositories Committees. The Conference Call of July 17 will be devoted to preparation for these two Committee Meetings. The focus will be on identifying progress from the past year and to collect ideas for how IAOA can best support work in ontology-based standards and ontology repositories.    (3DAJ)

If people cannot physically attend FOIS, this will be a great opportunity to provide input.    (3DA6)

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Presentation: "Standardisation Coordination and Ontology Repositories"    (3D94)

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	[08:09] PeterYim: Welcome to the    (3DC1)
	 = Joint IAOA-OOR-Ontolog "Ontologies and Standards" mini-series session-3 - Tue 2012_07_17 =    (3DC2)
	Topic: "Standardisation Coordination and Ontology Repositories"    (3DC3)
	Session Co-chairs: Professor MichaelGruninger (University of Toronto) & Professor JohnBateman (University of Bremen)    (3DC4)
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	Attendees: Duncan Goheen, JohnBateman, JohnGraybeal, KenBaclawski, LeoObrst, MichaelGruninger, 
	MikeDean, NaicongLi, PatCassidy, PeterYim, PierreYvesSchobbens, SteveRay, TerryLongstreth & TomTinsley.    (3DC9)
	== Proceedings ==    (3DDQ)
	anonymous morphed into TomTinsley    (3DCK)
	anonymous1 morphed into Duncan Goheen    (3DCL)
	PeterYim: == MichaelGruninger presenting the opening slides ...    (3DCM)
	LeoObrst: [continuing from the examples of ontology-related standards efforts cited in MichaelGruninger's presentation]
	          Also, for repositories: ISO/IEC 11179 Metadata Registries.    (3DCN)
	LeoObrst: OMG has some initiatives: e.g., Semantic Information Modeling for Federation (SIMF) 
	championed by CoryCasanave.    (3DCO)
	KenBaclawski: I am starting to work with the OASIS standards, and I have some very early experience. 
	I can talk briefly about this.    (3DCP)
	PeterYim: as an extension from OntologySummit2009 - "Toward Ontology-based Standards" ... there has 
	been some effort (e.g. OASIS ICOM TC / UoM_Ontology_Standard / OASIS QUOMOS TC ) making attempts to 
	drive Standards to be expressed in *both* natural language *and* an ontology language ... would that 
	be another category, or would you consider that as "Standards containing ontologies"?    (3DCQ)
	anonymous morphed into JohnGraybeal    (3DCR)
	TerryLongstreth: Stretching a little further: ISO 16363 - Audit and certification of trustworthy 
	digital repositories    (3DCS)
	LeoObrst: There are also some quasi-standards such as UCore-Semantic Layer and Command and Control 
	(C2) Core Ontology, aligned with the XSD-based vocabularies of UCore and C2 Core (a mid-level 
	vocabulary). UCore-SL was developed by both U. Buffalo and MITRE. C2 Core Ontology by U. Buffalo: 
	BarrySmith, Bill Mandrick, etc.    (3DCT)
	LeoObrst: Also, BillMcCarthy a few years back was promoting an accounting ontology standard. There 
	was an NSF workshop circa 2009-2010, but I don't know current status.    (3DCU)
	PeterYim: [added subsequently] I believe current efforts of the EDM Council (championed by 
	MikeBennett et al.) is informed by (?may even be in collaboration with) BillMcCarthy's work on the 
	REA accounting ontology.    (3DCV)
	MichaelGruninger: Perhaps one deliverable for the Committee over the next year can be a document 
	that shows how ontologies and ontological analysis can assist people in developing and evaluating 
	standards. This could be coordinated with the IAOA Education Committee.    (3DCW)
	SteveRay: You all might be interested in a tool I wrote with a student to validate a smart grid 
	standard. We converted it into OWL, then put it on a cloud as a SPARQL endpoint. See    (3DCX)
	PeterYim: @Steve - cool!    (3DCY)
	anonymous morphed into NaicongLi    (3DCZ)
	TerryLongstreth: @Ken - can you contrast use of ontology to capture meanings about standards 
	transitions, distinct from metadata management approaches?    (3DD0)
	KenBaclawski: @Terry: I am working on both of them. The hope is that the two can be integrated, but 
	I am treating them independently at the moment.    (3DD1)
	JohnBateman: @Ken: due to some noise at my end, I couldn't hear what your scripts are working from?    (3DD2)
	JohnBateman: Application of ontologies in standards at two 'levels': metadata (for management and 
	development, lifecycle issues, etc.) and content data (where ontologies would actually be providing 
	a formal capture of some of the content expressed in the standard). This will require modeling of 
	particular domains and from different perspectives for different communities. When this is in place, 
	then ontologies could be shown (hopefully!) to support and encourage better validation and checking 
	of what the standard is stating. This last then also should overlap synergistically with other work 
	focusing on enriching documents in general with more semantics.    (3DD3)
	KenBaclawski: The work I am doing at OASIS involves (1) generating OWL (including the various 
	profiles), RDF, XSD, CL, and other formats from the authoritative document that specifies the 
	standard (most commonly a Word document); (2) extracting the metadata for the OASIS standards 
	(status, authors, contributors, versions, etc.); (3) harmonization and mapping between standards. I 
	am automating (1) and (2).    (3DD4)
	JohnBateman: @Ken: "(1) generating OWL (including the various profiles), RDF, XSD, CL, and other 
	formats from the authoritative document that specifies the standard (most commonly a Word document)" 
	: that is very interesting; this overlaps with a whole bunch of work on semantic analysis of plain 
	text (both free and controlled). It would be interesting to see how you are attempting to do this... 
	since usually (and in general), getting content out of natural text requires more than a 'script'.    (3DD5)
	KenBaclawski: @John: I am taking advantage of the fact that the standards conform to a particular 
	presentation style. I am not trying to extract the ontology from natural language text.    (3DD6)
	MichaelGruninger: [things that the IAOA "Standardization Coordination" Comiittee might do] 
	Deliverable 1: What resources and tools can we make available to the standards community to assist 
	them in understanding ontologies and their application    (3DD7)
	MichaelGruninger: Deliverable 2: wiki that captures ontology-related standards    (3DD8)
	PeterYim: [ref. Michael's "Deliverable 2" above] The "OntologiesAndStandards" homepage on the wiki 
	is at: ... we can start new sections 
	on that page, or start sub-pages and extensions pages from there    (3DD9)
	PeterYim: there is an upcoming collaborative effort with earth scientists to organize a mini-series 
	on Ontolog, with the kick-off session is scheduled for Thu 2012.08.09    (3DDA)
	LeoObrst: Yes, this is the NSF EarthCube community effort in geo-sciences.    (3DDB)
	PeterYim: see the upcoming plans for the Earth Science and Ontology community collaboration 
	-    (3DDC)
	NaicongLi: The idea of a geek squad has been floating around in the EarthCube semantics/ontology 
	group the idea of having ontology engineering experts helping domain scientists developing domain 
	specific ontologies. Perhaps people in OOR can participate and help    (3DDD)
	PeterYim: IAOA could/should definitely evangelize the use of ontologies and encourage ontology 
	authors to make them available from some instance of OOR (somewhat akin to "IAOA supported Events")    (3DDE)
	LeoObrst: There was an activity UoM that came out of the Ontology Summit 2009. I'm not sure where 
	this is yet.    (3DDF)
	SteveRay: unfortunately, for lack of NIST support, the UoM (as in the OASIS QUOMOS TC) effort is 
	stalled.    (3DDG)
	JohnBateman: [ref. PatCassidy's remark that, despite modularization efforts, effective integration 
	might still hinge upon a shared foundational ontology] @Pat: sermon 2: modular ontologies moves 
	beyond that Pat, integration is exactly what the effort is on, as Michael said: at the WoMo workshop 
	that is the way to go.    (3DDH)
	SteveRay: One strong need is for either OOR or IAOA to provide registry services for authoritative 
	URIs for a variety of data types and measured quantities.    (3DDI)
	KenBaclawski: @Steve: I agree that a URI registry is important. The OOR is a federation and OOR 
	instances are not required to be connected, so it might not be sufficient for providing 
	authoritative URIs. The IAOA could be a way to provide such URIs, perhaps by running a "root" OOR.    (3DDJ)
	LeoObrst: Folks, must go. Thanks!    (3DDK)
	MichaelGruninger: [potential service 3] Perhaps the role of the IAOA Committee on Ontology 
	Repositories can be to help bring content (i.e. ontologies) to the endeavours such as OOR which are 
	building the ontologies    (3DDL)
	MichaelGruninger: [potential service 4] This Technical Committee will also serve as liaison among 
	different projects that are developing ontology repositories    (3DDM)
	PeterYim: for info relating to IAOA committees and the mailing lists and wiki pages supporting them 
	- see:    (3DDN)
	PeterYim: very useful session ... Thanks, everyone!    (3DDO)
	PeterYim: -- session ended: 9:55am PDT --    (3DDP)
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