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OntologySummit2009 Launch Event - Thu 2009-01-15     (1)

  • OntologySummit2009 Theme: Toward Ontology-based Standards     (1A)
  • Chair: Dr. SteveRay (Ontology Summit 2009 General Chair)     (1C)

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Attendees     (1G)

Agenda Ideas     (1G4)

Resources     (1G5)

Background     (1H)

This is our 4th Ontology Summit, a joint initiative by NIST, Ontolog, NCOR, NCBO, OASIS, UN/CEFACT, OMG, ISO TC 184/SC4, STI International, ... (along with other co-organizers and co-sponsors.) In an earlier planning call back in Dec-2008, we brainstormed on this initiative among members of the community. That and subsequent solicitation for topic and planning support were answered with positive and enthusiastic contribution. The theme adopted by the community for Ontology Summit 2009 is: "Toward Ontology-based Standards."     (1H1)

We are launching "Ontology Summit 2009" here. This will be three months of virtual discourse that culminates in a two-day face-to-face workshop (April 6 & 7, 2009 at Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA) as part of the NIST Interoperability Week 2009 program. At this launch, we will be introducing the "Ontology Summit 2009" objective, organization, process, deliverables and preliminary plans to you, and we welcome your ideas and participation.     (1H2)

See: OntologySummit2009 (home page for the project)     (1H3)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1I)

Ontology Summit 2009 Launch     (1I1)

Topic: Ontology Summit 2009 Launch     (1J)

This summit will address the intersection of two active communities, namely the information standards world, and the technical community of ontology and semantic technologies. This intersection is long overdue because each has much to offer the other. Ontologies represent the best efforts of the technical community to unambiguously capture the definitions and interrelationships of concepts in a variety of domains. Information standards are intended to provide unambiguous specifications of information, for the purpose of error-free access and exchange. If the standards community is indeed serious about specifying such information unambiguously to the best of its ability, then the use of ontologies as the vehicle for such specifications is the logical choice.     (1J2)
Conversely, the information standards world can provide a large market for the industrial use of ontologies, since ontologies are explicitly focused on the representation of information. This will be a boost to worldwide recognition of the utility and power of ontological models.     (1J3)
The goal of this Ontology Summit 2009 is to articulate the power of synergizing these two communities in the form of a communique in which a number of concrete challenges can be laid out. These challenges could serve as a roadmap that will galvanize both communities and bring this promising technical area to the attention of others. Exactly what challenges are chosen is the subject to be debated and decided upon during the electronic discussion period leading up to the face-to-face meeting in April of 2009.     (1J4)
The 2009 Ontology Summit begins with today's launch event that begins a series     (1J5)

of topical online discussions, virtual panel sessions, etc. all of which come together with a face-to-face meeting on April 6 & 7, 2009 in Gaithersburg, MD at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).     (1J6)

Questions, Answers & Discourse     (1J7)

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Peter P. Yim: Welcome to the OntologySummit2009 Launch Event - Thu 2009-01-15     (1J7E)

Peter P. Yim: Ontology Summit 2009 Theme: "Toward Ontology-based Standards"     (1J7G)

anonymous morphed into FlorescuFlorescu     (1J7H)

anonymous1 morphed into Steve Ray     (1J7I)

anonymous2 morphed into David Price     (1J7J)

anonymous morphed into Rex Brooks     (1J7K)

anonymous morphed into Mike Dean     (1J7L)

anonymous morphed into Howard Mason     (1J7M)

DeborahMacPherson: just emailed ppy: ogc context, like an ontology, with iso standards overlaid,     (1J7N)

especially bc Matthew West online, interested to discuss iso 15926 vs 16739     (1J7O)

Matthew West: Deborah: I'm not familiar with ISO 16739, but very familiar with 15926 of course.     (1J7P)

Happy to talk about what the differences might be. But probably not right here right now.     (1J7Q)

David Price: What is 16739?     (1J7R)

Matthew West: They are Geoff Wix's Industry Foundation Classes for buildings.     (1J7S)

DeborahMacPherson: ISO 16739 is the Industry Foundation Classes,     (1J7T)

I'm working with 3 classification systems for buildings MasterFormat 2004,     (1J7W)

OmniClass, and UniFormat. Each has their own utility for different parts     (1J7X)

of the building life-cycle communication process. Maybe they can     (1J7Y)

find a common ground in the IFC's. The graphic sent to Peter takes     (1J7Z)

the OGC and NBIMS hierarchy, then Deke Smith at [[BuildingSMART]] alliance     (1J7AA)

overlaid areas where 16739 probably applies vs 15926.     (1J7AB)

Peter P. Yim: see the slide DeborahMacPherson is referring to     (1J7AC)

anonymous morphed into Ken Baclawski     (1J7AE)

Rex Brooks: In terms of examples, for those of us who are working on building ontologies     (1J7AF)

for standards, specifically as foundations for sets of standards in a given domain,     (1J7AG)

examples that show the role of an ontology within other representations for     (1J7AH)

a standard or standards.     (1J7AI)

Steve Ray: Comment from Michael: We should seek out concrete examples of standards that use ontologies,     (1J7AJ)

and standards that COULD use ontologies.     (1J7AK)

Rex Brooks: I have another meeting I need to get to, but I will keep an eye on the wiki.     (1J7AL)

David Leal: Ultimately ontologies should be used by engineering domain experts as a computer interpretable     (1J7AM)

part of a standard which is also expressed as person readable text. Ontologies should not     (1J7AN)

be in separate "digital representation" standards. A good example could be material test standards     (1J7AO)

where the criteria that define a test type could be defined as an ontology as well as text.     (1J7AP)

David Price: As many ontology languages support annotation, it's unclear why the ontology isn't     (1J7AQ)

person- as well as human-readable.     (1J7AR)

TomRuss@ISI: A combination ontology and text representation would be fine. But it does raise     (1J7AT)

the additional issue of coherence. One would need to make sure that the text and     (1J7AU)

formal representation are really equivalent. I suspect that a process similar to     (1J7AV)

that used by Canada or the EU, with the need to have multi-lingual versions of     (1J7AW)

standards, laws, etc. would be needed.     (1J7AX)

Peter P. Yim: I will start a wiki page and list the topics and solicit people to add their names     (1J7AY)

to specific topics they will focus their efforts on.     (1J7AZ)

Peter P. Yim: Thanks everyone ... bye!     (1J7AAA)

- end of transcript -     (1J7AAB)

An Open Invitation     (1K)

If you do find this initiative interesting or useful, we cordially invite you to join us in the "Ontology Summit 2009" virtual discourse that will be taking place in the next 3 months or so, and to the face-to-face workshop that will be held on 6 & 7-April-2009 as part of the NIST Interoperability Week in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.     (1K1)

  • Join us at some of the upcoming virtual panel discussion (on the Ontolog Forum) on this year's summit topics. Watch for the announcements!     (1K3)
  • Registration for the face-to-face workshop (Mon & Tue 2009.04.06 & 07) will be announced later. Please be on the look out for it!     (1K4)

Audio Recording of this Session     (1L)

  • suggestion: its best that you listen to the session while having the slide presentation opened in front of you. You'll be prompted to advance slides by the speaker.     (1L5)
  • Take a look, also, at the rich body of knowledge that this community has built together, over the years, by going through the archives of noteworthy past Ontolog events. (References on how to subscribe to our podcast can also be found there.)     (1L6)

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