Ontology Summit 2007 - Ontology, Taxonomy, Folksonomy: Understanding the Distinctions    (SEN)

What's New    (UAE)

Objective    (SKB)

Building upon the successful model of last year's UpperOntologySummit, co-sponsors from NIST, Ontolog, NCOR, NCBO, NLM/NIH, W3C, TagCommons, Stanford-KSL and others (see: list of co-sponsors) are initiating a second summit during the spring of 2007.    (SEO)

We are hoping to convene key players in both research and applications who profess in developing or facilitating the evolution of "ontologies" and structures that help model semantics, to join us in our Ontology Summit 2007 activity to help everyone understand the distinctions between Ontology, Taxonomy, Folksonomy and all the terms in between that various communities employ to label those "ontologies" or "structures."    (UTT)

The challenge, this year, put before the various constituencies and communities involved, is to clarify what everyone means when they use the term "ontology" or when they refer to these semantic structures. Our objective is to define and agree to a systematic means of categorizing the many kinds of things that fall broadly within the "ontology" spectrum. By doing so, the research, development and Internet communities would have a better way of comparing, combining and mapping ontologies to one another (apples to apples). The range of what people call "ontologies" covers folksonomies, taxonomies, thesauri, conceptual models, and formal logic-based models to name just a few flavors.    (UTV)

The Ontolog Forum plans to initiate a vigorous three-month online discourse on the subject matter, and hopefully come up with promising strawman structures to characterize all of these possibilities, and more. This online discourse will culminate in a two-day face-to-face workshop and symposium during NIST's Interoperability Week 2007 on 23 & 24-April-2007.    (UTW)

Similar to last year's summit, our intent is that the conveners of "Ontology Summit 2007" will release a written communiqué to the international press, laying out the final categorization structure and locating some key ontological artifacts within it as one of the deliverables from this initiative.    (SEP)

The Team    (T6K)

You are cordially invited to join us!    (SKN)

 (This section is left here for archival purposes only, as the Summit has already successfully concluded)    (10YP)

Discussion Archives & Shared-File Workspace    (SL1)

Follow-up Plans and Actions (Tasks) - see: OntologySummit2007_FollowUp    (11OV)

Conference Call, Meeting & Workshop    (SL7)

Ontology Summit 2007 face-to-face Sessions    (T6M)

Open / Convener Sessions    (SRG)

Organizing Committee Sessions    (SRH)

Additional Resources    (SL3)

Ontology Summit 2007 in the News, Blogosphere & Literature:    (10XC)