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UpperOntologySummit - Application Dialog Meeting, Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 9 AM- 12 NOON EST     (1)

Session Details     (1B)

  • Subject: Upper Ontology Application Dialog     (1B1)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006     (1B3)
  • Session: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon EST (3 Hours)     (1B4)
  • Location: Building 227, Conference Room (second floor). See map     (1B5)
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session) will be started 5 minutes before the call at: http://vnc2.cim3.net:5800/     (1B6)
    • view-only password: "uos"     (1B6A)
    • if you plan to be logging into this shared-screen option (which the speaker may be navigating), and you are not familiar with the process, please try to call in 5 minutes before the start of the session so that we can work out the connection logistics. Help on this will generally not be available once the presentation starts.     (1B6B)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides linked to the respective agenda item below and runing them locally. The speaker will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1B6C)
  • Please note that this session will be recorded, and the audio archives is expected to be made available as open content to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1B9)

Broader Context     (2)

  • There are a number of extensive upper ontologies in existence today, including SUMO, OpenCyc Upper Ontology, DOLCE, and many others emerging from the OWL community and application areas such as biomedical research. The goal of this summit is to get the "custodians" of the leading existing upper ontologies to agree to a subset, an intersection of these ontologies, that could serve as a core to support interoperability among the future explosively growing population of ontologies.     (2A)
  • There is Upper Ontology Developers and Key Participants meeting on March 14th.     (2B)
  • There are two Public Meetings on March 15th: this meeting and the formal Summit in the afternoon.     (2C)

Purposes of Application Dialog Meeting     (3)

In addition to the key public upper ontology custodians, organizers, and key participants, stakeholders, early adopters, potential users and potential funders of ongoing upper ontology research development will be invited to discuss mutual concerns.     (3A)

Agenda     (4)

9:20 AM - Welcome and Introductions by the Session Chair - Dagobert Soergel - slides     (4A)

9:30 AM - Panel of Upper Ontologists present examples of application of upper ontologies     (4B)

10:30 AM - Break     (4G)

10:50 AM - Open multi-way dialogue of the potential of upper ontologies with triple panel:     (4H)

11:50 AM - Summary and Closing remarks by the Session Chair - Dagobert Soergel     (4M)

12:00 NOON - ADJOURN     (4N)

Resources for this UO Appplication Dialog Session     (5)

Some Additional Resources     (6)

    • Ontology: An ontology is similar to a dictionary or glossary, but with greater detail and structure that enables computers to process its content. An ontology consists of a set of concepts, axioms, and relationships that describe a domain of interest.     (6E1)
    • Upper Ontology: An upper ontology is limited to concepts that are meta, generic, abstract and philosophical, and therefore are general enough to address (at a high level) a broad range of domain areas. Concepts specific to given domains will not be included; however, this standard will provide a structure and a set of general concepts upon which domain ontologies (e.g. medical, financial, engineering, etc.) could be constructed.     (6E2)
  • ��I find it critical to remember that every ontology is a treaty �� a social agreement �� among people with some common motive in sharing. What we need the most are ontologies that unleash the potential of the world��s population to make useful contributions to our collective knowledge." �� From Tom Gruber Interview in SIGSEMIS Bulletin     (6F)

That is a much more restricted and a much more achievable goal than a common upper ontology. For most of those things, there already are official standards or de facto standards: 1) The Types for "Named entities"... person names, person titles, company/organization names, geopolitical entity names, locations and geographical places, dates,&,times,,individual events (e.g. World War II), percentages, monetary amounts,,measures One of the first tasks we should do is to compile an inventory with pointers to all the official and de facto standards for the named entities that Pat listed above. Any proposed ontology must accommodate all of them.     (6H)


Map of Meeting Venue     (7)



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