OntologySummit2007 Survey/RobertSteele

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Please make sure you refer to the Ontology Summit 2007 & OntologySummit2007_Survey pages for the full context of the input.        (1A1)


Question 1 Respondant Info     (1A2)

Name: Robert Steele     (1A3)

Question 2 Affiliated - I am affiliated with the following constituencies/communities (please check all that apply)     (1A4)

[ ] Formal ontology communities     (1A5)

[ ] Semantic Web communities     (1A6)

[ ] Linguistic communities     (1A7)

[ ] Concept Map community     (1A8)

[ ] Topic Map community     (1A9)

[ ] SEARCH communities     (1A10)

[ ] Web 2.0 communities     (1A11)

[ ] Thesauri community     (1A12)

[ ] Taxonomy communities     (1A13)

[ ] Metadata communities     (1A14)

[ ] XML communities     (1A15)

[ ] Applications Development, Software Engineering and Information Model communities     (1A16)

[ ] System Architecture communities     (1A17)

[ ] Biomedical communities     (1A18)

[ ] Standards Development communities     (1A19)

[ ] Other (please specify): (Not Answered)     (1A20)

Question 2a Representing - I represent the perspective of the following constituency/community (please pick one; if you want to provide input from more than one perspective, please return a separate form):     (1A21)

[ ] 1. Formal ontology communities     (1A22)

[ ] 2. Semantic Web communities     (1A23)

[ ] 3. Linguistic communities     (1A24)

[ ] 4. Concept Map community     (1A25)

[ ] 5. Topic Map community     (1A26)

[ ] 6. SEARCH communities     (1A27)

[ ] 7. Web 2.0 communities     (1A28)

[ ] 8. Thesauri community     (1A29)

[ ] 9. Taxonomy communities     (1A30)

[ ] 10. Metadata communities     (1A31)

[ ] 11. XML communities     (1A32)

[ ] 12. Applications Development, Software Engineering and Information Model communities     (1A33)

[ ] 13. System Architecture communities     (1A34)

[ ] 14. Biomedical communities     (1A35)

[ ] 15. Standards Development communities     (1A36)

[X] 16. Other (please specify): open knowledge     (1A37)

Question 2b Specific Community     (1A38)

or sub-community I am affiliated with: open intelligence     (1A39)

Question 2c Expertise Self Assessment - With respect to the perspective you are representing and providing input from, I am a/an:     (1A40)

[ ] 1. informed layman     (1A41)

[ ] 2. practitioner     (1A42)

[ ] 3. expert     (1A43)

[ ] 4. other (please specify): (Not Answered)     (1A44)

Question 3a Ontology Value -     (1A45)

"(Not Answered)"     (1A46)

Question 3b Ontology Issues -     (1A47)

"(Not Answered)"     (1A48)

Question 3c Ontology Problems -     (1A49)

"(Not Answered)"     (1A50)

Question 3d Corresponding Solutions -     (1A51)

"(Not Answered)"     (1A52)

Question 4aGlossary - Ontology-related 'vocabulary' and representative 'artifact' from your constituency or community:     (1A53)

Term: Ontology     (1A54)

Gloss: In both computer science and information science, an ontology is a     (1A55)

data model that represents a set of concepts within a domain and     (1A56)

the relationships between those concepts. It is used to reason about     (1A57)

the objects within that domain.     (1A58)

Artifact (name/version): (Not Answered)     (1A60)

- Artifact Ref. (url): (Not Answered)     (1A61)

Question 4a1 Called An Ontology - On a scale of 1 to 5, (where 1 means totally unlikely and 5 means almost always), would the above term or artifact be referred to as an "ontology" in your community?     (1A62)

[ ] 1. 1 - totally unlikely     (1A63)

[ ] 2. 2 - rarely     (1A64)

[ ] 3. 3 - sometimes     (1A65)

[ ] 4. 4 - quite often     (1A66)

[ ] 5. 5 - almost always     (1A67)

Question 4a2 Additional Remarks -     (1A68)

"ONTOLOGY In both computer science and information science, an ontology is     (1A69)

a data model that represents a set of concepts within a domain and the     (1A70)

relationships between those concepts. It is used to reason about the objects     (1A71)

within that domain. Ontologies are used in artificial intelligence, the semantic web,     (1A72)

software engineering and information architecture as a form of knowledge representation     (1A73)

about the world or some part of it. Ontologies generally describe:     (1A74)

a.. Individuals: the basic or "ground level" objects     (1A75)

b.. Classes: sets, collections, or types of objects[1]     (1A76)

c.. Attributes: properties, features, characteristics, or     (1A77)

parameters that objects can have and share     (1A78)

d.. Relations: ways that objects can be related to one another     (1A79)

Question 4bGlossary - Ontology-related 'vocabulary' and representative 'artifact' from your constituency or community:     (1A81)

Term: Taxonomy     (1A82)

Gloss: Taxonomy, sometimes alpha taxonomy, is the science of describing,     (1A83)

categorising and naming organisms, thus giving rise to taxa.     (1A84)

Artifact (name/version): (Not Answered)     (1A86)

- Artifact Ref. (url): (Not Answered)     (1A87)

Question 4b1 Called An Ontology - On a scale of 1 to 5, (where 1 means totally unlikely and 5 means almost always), would the above term or artifact be referred to as an "ontology" in your community?     (1A88)

[ ] 1. 1 - totally unlikely     (1A89)

[ ] 2. 2 - rarely     (1A90)

[ ] 3. 3 - sometimes     (1A91)

[ ] 4. 4 - quite often     (1A92)

[ ] 5. 5 - almost always     (1A93)

Question 4b2 Additional Remarks -     (1A94)

"TAXONOMY Taxonomy, sometimes alpha taxonomy, is the science of describing,     (1A95)

categorising and naming organisms, thus giving rise to taxa.     (1A96)

For a long time the term "taxonomy" was unambiguous, but over time the word     (1A97)

"taxonomy" gained several other meanings and thus became confusing. To some extent     (1A98)

it is being replaced, in its original (and narrow) meaning, by "alpha taxonomy".     (1A99)

Traditionally there are seven major levels of taxonomy (though alpha taxonomy     (1A100)

traditionally focuses more on the specific and infraspecific level): Kingdom,     (1A101)

Phylum (for animals) or Division (for plants and fungi), Class, Order, Family,     (1A102)

Genus, and Species.     (1A103)

Another source of confusion is the relationship to systematics. The words "taxonomy"     (1A104)

and "systematics" have a similar history and similar meanings: over time these     (1A105)

have been used as synonyms, as overlapping or as completely complementary.     (1A106)

a.. In today's usage, Taxonomy (as a science) deals with finding, describing     (1A107)

and naming organisms. This science is supported by institutions holding     (1A108)

collections of these organisms, with relevant data, carefully curated:     (1A109)

such institutes include Natural History Museums, Herbaria and Botanical Gardens.     (1A110)

b.. Systematics (as a science) deals with the relationships between taxa, especially     (1A111)

at the higher levels. These days systematics is greatly influenced by data derived     (1A112)

from DNA from nuclei, mitochondria and chloroplasts. This is sometimes known as     (1A113)

molecular systematics which is becoming increasingly more common, perhaps at the     (1A114)

expense of traditional taxonomy (Wheeler, 2004).     (1A115)

Question 4cGlossary - Ontology-related 'vocabulary' and representative 'artifact' from your constituency or community:     (1A117)

Term: Folksonomy     (1A118)

Gloss: A folksonomy is a user generated taxonomy used to categorize and retrieve     (1A119)

Web pages, photographs, Web links and other web content using open ended     (1A120)

labels called tags. Typically, folksonomies are Internet-based, but their     (1A121)

use may occur in other contexts...     (1A122)

Artifact (name/version): (Not Answered)     (1A124)

- Artifact Ref. (url): (Not Answered)     (1A125)

Question 4c1 Called An Ontology - On a scale of 1 to 5, (where 1 means totally unlikely and 5 means almost always), would the above term or artifact be referred to as an "ontology" in your community?     (1A126)

[ ] 1. 1 - totally unlikely     (1A127)

[ ] 2. 2 - rarely     (1A128)

[ ] 3. 3 - sometimes     (1A129)

[ ] 4. 4 - quite often     (1A130)

[ ] 5. 5 - almost always     (1A131)

Question 4c2 Additional Remarks -     (1A132)

"FOLKSONOMY A folksonomy is a user generated taxonomy used to categorize     (1A133)

and retrieve Web pages, photographs, Web links and other web content using     (1A134)

open ended labels called tags. Typically, folksonomies are Internet-based,     (1A135)

but their use may occur in other contexts as well. The process of folksonomic     (1A136)

tagging is intended to make a body of information increasingly easier to search,     (1A137)

discover, and navigate over time. A well-developed folksonomy is ideally     (1A138)

accessible as a shared vocabulary that is both originated by, and familiar to,     (1A139)

its primary users. Two widely cited examples of websites using folksonomic tagging     (1A140)

are Flickr and del.icio.us, although it has been suggested that Flickr is not a     (1A141)

good example of folksonomy     (1A142)

Question 4dGlossary - Ontology-related 'vocabulary' and representative 'artifact' from your constituency or community:     (1A144)

Term: (Not Answered)     (1A145)

Gloss: (Not Answered)     (1A146)

Reference (citation/url): (Not Answered)     (1A147)

Artifact (name/version): (Not Answered)     (1A148)

- Artifact Ref. (url): (Not Answered)     (1A149)

Question 4d1 Called An Ontology - On a scale of 1 to 5, (where 1 means totally unlikely and 5 means almost always), would the above term or artifact be referred to as an "ontology" in your community?     (1A150)

[ ] 1. 1 - totally unlikely     (1A151)

[ ] 2. 2 - rarely     (1A152)

[ ] 3. 3 - sometimes     (1A153)

[ ] 4. 4 - quite often     (1A154)

[ ] 5. 5 - almost always     (1A155)

Question 4d2 Additional Remarks -     (1A156)

"Source Wikimedia -- posting this with the call for inputs     (1A157)

-- Robert Steele via e-mail / 2007.03.17 6:57 AM"     (1A158)

Question 4eGlossary - Ontology-related 'vocabulary' and representative 'artifact' from your constituency or community:     (1A159)

Term: (Not Answered)     (1A160)

Gloss: (Not Answered)     (1A161)

Reference (citation/url): (Not Answered)     (1A162)

Artifact (name/version): (Not Answered)     (1A163)

- Artifact Ref. (url): (Not Answered)     (1A164)

Question 4e1 Called An Ontology - On a scale of 1 to 5, (where 1 means totally unlikely and 5 means almost always), would the above term or artifact be referred to as an "ontology" in your community?     (1A165)

[ ] 1. 1 - totally unlikely     (1A166)

[ ] 2. 2 - rarely     (1A167)

[ ] 3. 3 - sometimes     (1A168)

[ ] 4. 4 - quite often     (1A169)

[ ] 5. 5 - almost always     (1A170)

Question 4e2 Additional Remarks -     (1A171)

"(Not Answered)"     (1A172)

Question 4fGlossary - Ontology-related 'vocabulary' and representative 'artifact' from your constituency or community:     (1A173)

Term: (Not Answered)     (1A174)

Gloss: (Not Answered)     (1A175)

Reference (citation/url): (Not Answered)     (1A176)

Artifact (name/version): (Not Answered)     (1A177)

- Artifact Ref. (url): (Not Answered)     (1A178)

Question 4f1 Called An Ontology - On a scale of 1 to 5, (where 1 means totally unlikely and 5 means almost always), would the above term or artifact be referred to as an "ontology" in your community?     (1A179)

[ ] 1. 1 - totally unlikely     (1A180)

[ ] 2. 2 - rarely     (1A181)

[ ] 3. 3 - sometimes     (1A182)

[ ] 4. 4 - quite often     (1A183)

[ ] 5. 5 - almost always     (1A184)

Question 4f2 Additional Remarks -     (1A185)

"(Not Answered)"     (1A186)

Question 4gGlossary - Ontology-related 'vocabulary' and representative 'artifact' from your constituency or community:     (1A187)

Term: (Not Answered)     (1A188)

Gloss (definition): (Not Answered)     (1A189)

Reference (citation/url): (Not Answered)     (1A190)

Artifact (name/version): (Not Answered)     (1A191)

- Artifact Ref. (url): (Not Answered)     (1A192)

Question 4g1 Called An Ontology - On a scale of 1 to 5, (where 1 means totally unlikely and 5 means almost always), would the above term or artifact be referred to as an "ontology" in your community?     (1A193)

[ ] 1. 1 - totally unlikely     (1A194)

[ ] 2. 2 - rarely     (1A195)

[ ] 3. 3 - sometimes     (1A196)

[ ] 4. 4 - quite often     (1A197)

[ ] 5. 5 - almost always     (1A198)

Question 4g2 Additional Remarks -     (1A199)

"(Not Answered)"     (1A200)

Question 4hGlossary - Ontology-related 'vocabulary' and representative 'artifact' from your constituency or community:     (1A201)

Term: (Not Answered)     (1A202)

Gloss: (Not Answered)     (1A203)

Reference (citation/url): (Not Answered)     (1A204)

Artifact (name/version): (Not Answered)     (1A205)

- Artifact Ref. (url): (Not Answered)     (1A206)

Question 4h1 Called An Ontology - On a scale of 1 to 5, (where 1 means totally unlikely and 5 means almost always), would the above term or artifact be referred to as an "ontology" in your community?     (1A207)

[ ] 1. 1 - totally unlikely     (1A208)

[ ] 2. 2 - rarely     (1A209)

[ ] 3. 3 - sometimes     (1A210)

[ ] 4. 4 - quite often     (1A211)

[ ] 5. 5 - almost always     (1A212)

Question 4h2 Additional Remarks -     (1A213)

"(Not Answered)"     (1A214)

Question 5 Confirm Participation - where,     (1A215)

a 'convener' is a participant who provides substantive contribution to the Ontology Summit 2007     (1A216)

initiative (through the online discourse, this survey, and other events leading to or during     (1A217)

the workshops and the written communique process), and     (1A218)

a 'co-sponsor' is an organization who is providing technical or funding support (e.g. supporting     (1A219)

member(s) of its technical staff to participate as a 'convener'), and/or endorsing the objective     (1A220)

[ ] I agree that my name can be listed as a 'convener' of Ontology Summit 2007     (1A222)

[ ] I will consider endorsing the Ontology Summit 2007 communique. Please send it to me for     (1A223)

review when it is ready. I will confirm my endorsement after the review.     (1A224)

[ ] I confirm that you may list my organization as a 'co-sponsor' for     (1A225)

Question 5a Co-Sponsor confirmation:     (1A227)

Organization Name: (Not Answered)     (1A228)

Link (url) to Logo: (Not Answered)     (1A229)



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