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Session Topic Discussion
Duration 1 hour
Date/Time September 16 2020 16:00 GMT
9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT
5:00pm BST/6:00pm CEST
Convener Ken Baclawski


Proposed Theme     (2A)

Ontology Generation and Harmonization     (2A1)

Ontologies are a rich and versatile construct. They can be extracted, learned, modularized, interrelated, transformed, analyzed, and harmonized as well as developed in a formal process. This summit will explore the many kinds of ontologies and how they can be manipulated. The goal is to acquaint both current and potential users of ontologies with the possibilities for how ontologies could be used for solving problems.     (2A1A)

Different types of ontologies have different uses and require different techniques. Some major types include: foundational, reference, domain, and application ontologies. The different types overlap. This track will survey the landscape of ontology types and propose guidelines on how to identify the type of an ontology and how to use it.     (2A1C)

A definition is a formal statement of the meaning or significance of an entity, including words, phrases, classes and properties. Accordingly, definitions can serve as links between formal ontologies and informal ontologies as well as between different formal ontologies. This track will survey the different notions and levels of formality of definitions.     (2A1E)

Ontologies can now be created using automated techniques such as NLP and ML. This track will survey the current techniques, including neuro-symbolic and commonsense approaches that combine logic and language processing. The goal is to propose guidelines on the most appropriate use of the techniques.     (2A1G)

Many organizations, including government agencies, standards bodies and commercial firms, use ontologies and have developed tools for various ontological activities, such as creation, evolution, mapping and other forms of harmonization. This track will survey organizations that have been most active in ontology engineering.     (2A1I)

Agenda     (2B)

Conference Call Information     (2C)

Participants     (2D)

Discussion     (2E)

AlexShkotin: I am for B     (2E1)

Cassiopeia Miles: Sorry I am having a lot of microphone issues, I was planning on working with Douglas on the conversational ontology tool using natural language.     (2E2)

Leia Dickerson: B is interesting, but I'm not sure if I know anyone or could be of any help beyond brainstorming topics.     (2E3)

Leia Dickerson: I already volunteered for D (Organizations).     (2E4)

Douglas R. Miles1: I am volenteering for Track C     (2E5)

Leia Dickerson: I think I'll be more helpful there in thinking about speakers.     (2E6)

gary: Gary volunteers for B on terminology harmonization. I can organize speakers for 1 session with an overview of issues and perhaps Alex can organize the second.     (2E7)

DrRaviSharma2: Ken am ok with A, Ravi     (2E8)

AlexShkotin: for B I am always ready to report our petrology definitions.     (2E9)

gary: Torsten Hahmann a former student of Mike Gruniger     (2E10)

Leia Dickerson: I am part of a project that may be a good presentation. I'll need to check with my colleagues first before submitting a suggestion.     (2E11)

AlexShkotin: Is there chance to invite Norman Swartz for B?     (2E12)

KenBaclawski: Todd has drawn a nice graphic showing the progression from foundational to application ontologies. I will find that graphic.     (2E13)

DrRaviSharma: Gary - We will request Torten to speak and participate and Ken, when we find Todd's diagram, we will study it     (2E14)

gary: John sowa also recommended Norman's article "Laws of Nature" in the International Encyclopedia of Philosophy     (2E16)

gary: Let's finish the communique.     (2E18)

Leia Dickerson: I need to go to another meeting. I would say finish the communiqué first and then do planning for 2021.     (2E19)

Cassiopeia Miles morphed into Cas Miles     (2E20)

Douglas R. Miles1: I like the idea of next week being compumicue     (2E21)

Douglas R. Miles1: then the folowing weke plannng     (2E22)

Douglas R. Miles1: oh unless you guys decided the opposite     (2E23)

DrRaviSharma1: k     (2E24)


DrRaviSharma1: Sorry for typos     (2E26)

Resources     (2F)

Previous Meetings     (2G)

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