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[ontolog] Member Conference Call - Thu 2006-08-31     (1)

  • Subject: [ontolog] member conference call Thu 2006-08-31     (1A1)

Attendees     (1B)

Agenda Ideas (candidate items to be adopted into the agenda for discussion)     (1C)

  • The key agenda item for this call will be to tie down the plans for a mini-series on "Database and Ontologies." Again, do attend if you care about, or want to influence, the outcome.     (1C1)
  • See: DatabaseAndOntology for more details     (1C2)
  • ...(add suggested items here)...     (1C3)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1E)

1) Welcome & confirmation of agenda     (1E1)

2) Appointment of secretary to take minutes     (1E3)

3) Roll-call of participants     (1E5)

4) Upcoming meeting & event schedule (near future)     (1E8)

5) Communications, logistics, & work protocols issues - items 6, 7, 9, 10 & 11 were skipped ... focused our discussion at this call on item 8 below.     (1E11)

6) Follow-ups from previous calls     (1E12)

  • (from our 2006.08.03 call) - Rex to be posting the notes from the interactive portion of the 2006.07.23 workshop over the coming weekend.     (1E13)

7) Current Project Status Report     (1E17)

  • Status CctRepresentation and UblOntology project work     (1E18)
    • Steve: some people (like EvanWallace) at NIST are working on ebXML and use of ebXML registry, they would be interested in what has been done     (1E18A)

8) Key Issues discussion:     (1E30)

  • Goals: what do we want to see at the end of this series?     (1E32)
    • Adrian: a plan or roadmap, like what w3c would do, on how database and ontologies can fit together     (1E32A)
    • Matthew: use of ontology in the database design process ... or, understanding how ontology could inform the database design process     (1E32B)
    • Susie: using ontologies in databases; architecting to produce what makes sense     (1E32C)
    • Peter: produce a body of knowledge to help database professionals embrace ontologies     (1E32D)
    • Bill: a series of activities     (1E32E)
    • Marcel: interested in the issue of using other people's database, and how to correctly relay the semantics ... reengineering semantics in the data ... intended vs. actual (ontology)     (1E32F)
    • Jeff: Problems and opportunities in tying together software tools.     (1E32G)

This might include an HCI front end, a knowledge engine, and a database backend to create ontologies requiring large scale storage. Included in this subject is the selection of a database (RDMS, O-O, XML, RDF, and hybrid). Also included are the logics required to blend ontologies with database backends. (--updated input from Jeff)     (1E33)

"The status quo, and what are the issues & pain points" (... need suggestion on WHO this could be!)     (1E40)

discussion sessions), addressing specific issue(s) or subject(s) of great interest within this or this-and-related domain(s). [For this session, suggest we partially waive our open IPR policy, so that we can see some proprietary applications as well, if we can get the right people to present them.]     (1E42)

the horizon, ...etc. [For this session, suggest we partially waive our open IPR policy, so that we can see some proprietary tools as well, if we can get the right people to present them.]     (1E44)

be of mutual interest and benefit? -- discussion on possible community projects, team-ups, ... future pursuits, suggested research problems, ... etc.     (1E46)

love to hear from, products we want to look into, applications of interest, ... etc.) over this forum (asynchronously) over the next couple of weeks.     (1E48)

of the regular Ontolog weekly calls, and try to consolidate the plan and tie everything down.     (1E50)

  • Next Steps:     (1E51)
    • Matthew and Peter will try to do a synthesis (offline) on today's proceedings and report back to the team, with suggestions on the next step.     (1E51A)
      • (Matthew will be on holiday starting this Saturday, for a fortnight)     (1E51A1)
    • in the meantime, everyone is requested to provide input via the [ontolog-forum] listserv, and/or post to the DatabaseAndOntology page or sub-page(s), as to how we can make this into a good program.     (1E51B)

9) New project proposals     (1E52)

10) Sponsorship and funding     (1E53)

11) Other business     (1E54)

12) Next meeting date and adjourn     (1E55)

minutes captured in real time on this wiki by Peter P. Yim / 2006.08.31-11:38am PDT     (1E59)

Attendees are requested to review the notes above, help clean it up, and make amendments and edits to better     (1E60)

reflect the proceedings of the session as they see fit (particularly where they are personally involved). =ppy     (1E61)

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