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Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. Tania Tudorache - Thu 2007.10.04     (1)

  • Topic: This is the first episode of a 2-part session on Distributed Collaboration in Ontology Development with Prot��g��. Our invited speaker will be giving a talk entitled: "Collaborative Ontology Development in Prot��g��"     (1B)

  • Shared-screen support (VNC session) will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1D5)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1D5A)
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    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides below and running them locally. The speaker will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1D5C)
  • Please note that this session will be recorded, and the audio archive is expected to be made available as open content to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1D10)

Attendees     (1E)

    • ...(to register for participation, please add your name (plus your affiliation, if you aren't already a member of the community) above, or e-mail <> so that we can reserve enough resources to support everyone's participation.)...     (1E2A)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1G)

  • Dr. Tania Tudorache from the Stanford Prot��g�� group presents the first episode on Distributed Collaboration in Ontology Development with Prot��g��     (1G1)
[picture of Dr. Tania Tudorache] TaniaTudorache_2007a.jpg     (1G2)
Title: Collaborative Ontology Development in Prot��g��     (1G3)
Collaborative ontology development is one of the recent and most important topics in the Semantic Web community. Ontologies are no longer developed by single individuals, but are built by a group of people sharing a common goal. In my talk, I will present some of the challenges that need to be tackled in a collaborative ontology development environment and I will point out some of the functionalities that such an environment should provide. I will present different collaborative development scenarios and workflows. I will give a brief demo of a prototype we have built to support the collaborative ontology development process, called Collaborative Prot��g��, which is an extension of the existing Prot��g�� system <>. In addition to the common ontology editing operations, the prototype enables annotation of both ontology components and ontology changes. It supports the searching and filtering of user annotations based on different criteria. We have also implemented two types of voting mechanisms that can be used for voting of change proposals.     (1G5)
  • Session Format and Agenda:     (1G6)
    • this will be virtual session over a phone conference setting, augmented by shared computer screen support     (1G6A)
    1. The session will start with a brief self-introduction of the attendees (~15 min.) [We will be skipping this if there are more than 20 participants.]     (1G7A)
    2. Introduction of the invited speaker - by Dr. Timothy Redmond     (1G7B)
    3. Presentation by our invited speaker - Dr. Tania Tudorache (~60 min.)     (1G7C)
    4. Q&A and Open discussion (~30 min.) [Kindly identify yourself before speaking.]     (1G7D)
Dr. Tudorache is an engineering research associate in the Prot��g�� group of the Stanford Medical Informatics department. She has received her PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany in 2006. Dr. Tudorache has gained a lot of experience in ontology-based domain modeling and semantic application development during her employment at DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology in Germany. She has studied the use of semantic technologies for improving the engineering process, developing ontologies for modeling product views, employing mappings to check their consistency and to support applications interoperability. Since she has joined the Prot��g�� group in 2006, Dr. Tudorache has been active in the development and support of the Prot��g�� ontology editor. Her main research interest is the collaborative ontology development process.     (1G9)

Questions, Answers & Discourse     (1G11)

  • Please mute your phone, by pressing "*2" on your phone keypad, when the talk is in progress. To un-mute, press "*3"     (1G11A)
  • If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please "raise your hand (virtually)" by pressing "11" on your phone keypad. You may speak when acknowledged by the speaker or the session moderator.     (1G11B)

Session Recording of this Panel Session     (1H)

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