UoM_Ontology_Standard workshop (Face-to-Face) - Fri 2009-10-30
Topic: Moving the UoM_Ontology_Standard Forward
This is a face-to-face workshop for the UoM_Ontology_Standard working group. The session will be focused on getting the work, up to this point, into a draft standard. Other members of the community interested in tracking the progress of this work are welcome to join as observers. Remote participation is supported as well.
National Science Foundation,
Room 1235 (Director's Conference Room),
4201 Wilson Blvd.,
Our NSF Host: Dr. Frank Olken
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- Date: Friday, 30-October-2009
- Start Time: 8:30am EDT / 5:30am PDT / 1:30pm CEST / 12:30pm BST / 12:30 UTC
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Opening & Progress-to-Date ... (i) [ audio ] (1:06:07 ; 7.6MB)
- 8:30am EDT Welcome, introductions, administrivia - Frank Olken
- 9:00 goals of the workshop - Howard Mason ... [ slides ]
- 9:15 Selection of base documents - moderator: Ed Barkmeyer
- 9:30 Agreement on languages - moderator: Ed Barkmeyer
- proposed is OWL (OWL2 DL), CLIF (owl-ized), and UML class diagrams for presentation/discussion
- 9:40 Discussion on Work-in-progress Drafts - moderator: Frank Olken
- 10:00 Break
Consensus on Scope: ... (ii) [ audio ] (2:07:23 ; 15.0MB)
- 10:15 Scope issues
- ref. draft scope statement - Ed Barkmeyer ... [ slides ]
- units only, or quantities and units models
- specific named units: SI-only, metric-only, the UCUM set
- relationship to existing standards - VIM, UCUM, UnitsML, etc.
- measurement and uncertainty
- specification and tolerance
- priorities and microtheories
- 12:00-1:00pm EDT - lunch
Moving Ahead to an SDO: ... (iii) [ audio ] (2:15:15 ; 15.0MB)
- 1:00 Standardization Strategy - Howard Mason ... [ slides ]
- 1:30 Alignment issues (from base docs) - Pat Hayes
- basic conceptual concern: what is a measurement unit (a quantity, a magnitude, something completely different)
- dimensions and dimensional algebras
- derivation representation
- conversion representation
- 2:45 break
Workplan & Next Steps:
- 3:00 next steps
- adopt a workplan
- action items, target dates
- telecon schedule
- 3:30 adjournment
Please refer to the archives above
===IM Chat Transcript captured during the session=== (lightly edited for clarity)
- Fri 2009-10-30 (210C) Topic: Moving the UoM_Ontology_Standard Forward
Joel Bender: Hello anon!
anonymous1 morphed into Roger Burkhart
anonymous morphed into Silvia Gaio
anonymous morphed into HansPeter_de_Koning
anonymous morphed into Bo Vargas (Raytheon)
Peter P. Yim: 8:50am EDT - session started ...
Peter P. Yim: participants introduced themselves
Frank Olken: Howard mentioned the case of ton - which has multiple
definitions in differents systems of units. Worse, ton has several
different possible dimensionalities: ton as unit of mass, ton as unit of
power (for refrigeration), and ton as unit of energy (as in megatons of
yield for nuclear weapons.
Frank Olken: We are now discussing the base documents.
vocabulary for understanding units of measurements. 9:09 AM
Frank Olken: ISO 80000 is a now a successor to ISO 31 (SI units). 9:10 am
Frank Olken: UN/ECE Recommendation 20 is from UN/CEFACT. This is a
recommendation for use in cross border trade. 9:11 am
Frank Olken: QUDT was produced by Top Quadrant, for NASA Ames. 9:12
Chip Masters is now discussing this.
Frank Olken: SWEET is a large ontology created by NASA JPL. Part is
measurement units, in OWL DL based on .... by Unidata. It is in OWL DL.
HansPeter_de_Koning: ISO/IEC 80000 "Quantities and units" will replace
both ISO 31 and IEC 60027. Currently 8 parts are released as
Chip Masters: The QUDT draft specification and links to the ontology
files can be found here http://www.qudt.org
Frank Olken: UCUM is being adopted by HL7 and Open Geospatial Information
consortium. Developed by Gunther Schadow (not present).
Frank Olken: There is some argument about UCUM - it only considers units
not quantities. 9:14 am
HansPeter_de_Koning: One of the sources for QUDT was the March 2009
version of the QUDV (Quantities, Units, Dimensions and Values) model for
anonymous morphed into Nicola Guarino
intended to markup units for xml / html documents. It is an XML schema,
not an ontology.
are on the line. New version is coming soon. Covers units and
dimensions. 9:17 am
Frank Olken: QUDV now has a version as an OWL ontology. Documented on the
OMG wiki site.
Nicola Guarino: Is the shared screen working?
Frank Olken: 9:19am - Nicola, no we do not have the shared screen
working. You need to download slides directly from the web page,
anonymous morphed into Brand Niemann
Peter P. Yim: Agenda for the meeting is at:
Parsia and Michael Smith, presented at OWLED 2008.
Peter P. Yim: On "other?" document base ... check out MikeDean's input
d04) and possibly something VinayChaudri of SRI may be sending us
Frank Olken: 9:27 am - For QUDT see the presentation at
Peter P. Yim: now that we realize that QUDV has an OWL ontology available,
and Hans-Peter de Koning has agreed to support us on this effort, our
rather than implementation.
understand the UoM ontology. 9:32 am
Frank Olken: EdBarkemeyer - I am sure we will use OWL 2.0.
Frank Olken: Also use OWL 2.0 Full when necessary.
Steve Ray: Bottom line, the normative version will be in CLIF, with
informative versions available in OWL and UML, right?
Pat Hayes: @Steve: Yes, I think that is basically right.
Frank Olken: Will the anonymous person please change yourself so as to
identify yourself. Click on settings button to do this. .....9:40 am
required to implement in CLIF.
anonymous morphed into Mark Rivas
publish informative version in OWL 2 DL.
Pat Hayes: Frank: NOT required...
Frank Olken: Pat, do you mean that OWL 2 DL is not a required
Frank Olken: Hans-Peter, are there tools for publication into CLIF, e.g.,
language they know.
Steve Ray: The advantage is that people can stay in their comfort zones
regarding development environments.
Frank Olken: RogerBurkhardt: QUDT also uses Object Constraint Language.
Peter P. Yim: 9:50am EDT - review / discussion on work-in-progress (draft)
Roger Burkhart: The QUDV model uses the OMG Object Constraint Language
(OCL) in combination with UML class diagrams to express consistency and
derivation rules such as dimensional analysis. The greater
expressibility of Common Logic could be important to express such
Joel Bender: As a follow up to my comment, I forgot to complete the
thought. When a document is presented in more than one language it
multiplies the amount of work that is needed to keep everything
consistent, and there is a danger that some constraint cannot be
represented in one or more of the languages. This is pretty obvious when
stated, but isn't always followed through very well depending on how
well the committee participants cooperate. Just a note of my personal
anxiety as the process continues.
Frank Olken: We are getting ready to resume the discussion here shortly
HansPeter_de_Koning: @Joel: I fully agree. Ideally we should have an
automated way of generating alternative informative specifications,
avoiding dependence on human transformations.
Pat Hayes: @Joel: I agree this is an issue we should be aware of. Just
baldly publishing several 'versions' would not do the job.
Peter P. Yim: 10:25am EDT now going into "Scope issues"
Ontology. see his slides linked from the meeeting agenda.
Frank Olken: First issue units of measure only, or also quantities. UCUM
has not quantities. NIST believes we need quantities.
Nicolas Rouquette: In the OMG, there is a specification called Query,
Views & Transformations, QVT, which provides support for specifying
mappings of an ontology to/from different representations in, e.g., UML,
OWL, RDF, etc... This approach is what the Ontology Definition Metamodel
(ODM) uses to specify the mappings amongst UML, OWL, RDFS and Topic
Frank Olken: Nicola Guarino concurs with units + quantities, also wants
reference frames for coordinates, etc.
dimensionality. Ed Barkmeyer the VIM talks about quantities,
measurements, units. See David Leal's
Frank Olken: See DavidLeal's UML diagrams on his web page.
anonymous morphed into JamieClark
scope to scalar quantities.
Frank Olken: We need to talk about vector quantities to differentiate
between work and torque.
allows tensor measurements.
extend to vectors and tensors eventually. We should start with scalars,
but not preclude vectors and tensors.
Frank Olken: EdBarkemeyer: simply create base types for vectors but do
not explicate them further.
HansPeter_de_Koning: Terminology: tensor of rank 0 is scalar; rank 1 is
vector; rank 2 is matrix; rank > 2 is higher order tensor
ontology defines things.
Joel Bender: What is the chance that some user of this work will pick the
wrong label, or build a derived work, that uses the wrong class? What is
the consequence of picking the wrong one?
scope matters. I want to return to what the scope of the ontology.
vectors, ... tensors.
these are two different particular quantities.
if both sticks are 30 cm. Do we need notion of particular quantities.
strictly, e.g., "mass-of". Two different protons cannot have the same
mass. Are we talking
Frank Olken: ChipMasters's: comment on bullet 2. The degree to which we
need to capture the distinction between scalar, vector, tensor is
dependent on how detailed we want
Frank Olken: to model physical laws.
will need some notion of particular quantities.
particular measurements (with errors uncertainties).
ontologize. Particular quantities are useless in the ontology.
quantity kinds (dimensionality).
HansPeter_de_Koning: To be precise the definitionURI for a kind of
quantity or a unit will refer to the ISO/IEC 80000 normative definition
reference to a particular measurement.
Pat Hayes: Nicola is correct
connect to external standards for quantities.
about particular quantities.
Frank Olken: Pavithra: quantity is not an object, it is an attribute. It
Nicolas Rouquette: Agree with Pavithra; I think that NicolaGuarino's
question could be stated as follows:
Pat Hayes: I agree with Pavritha also.
the thing being measured.
Pat Hayes: Some kinds of Q may be distinguished on other criteria than
height, depth, width, ....
Frank Olken: I prefer dimensionality to quantity kind.
system of units ....
Nicolas Rouquette: 1) Temperature of a Person: this is a general property
in the sense that a Person is a general concept. 2) Temperature of
Nicola Guarino is a specialization of the property: Temperature of a
Person. 3) Temperature of Nicolas Rouquette is a distinct specialization
of the property: Temperature of a Person. 4) We can then further
specialize the property to narrow the context in which we want to talk
about such quantities as properties of things in some context. 5) A
measurement model (In the sense of VIM) can impose additional
constraints on the context in which we can say that a quantity property
is measurable and then talk about a measurement as another kind of
property about a property quantity which is a property of something.
base unit ....
Frank Olken: EdBarkemeyer: count is another quantity kind.
and quantity role (length vs. height, width, ...)
HansPeter_de_Koning: According to VIM kind of quantity is NOT the same
as dimension - Dimension of a (kind of) quantity is the product of
powers of base quantities that you have selected for your system of
Frank Olken: Nicola Guarino: Two different quantities might have same
HansPeter_de_Koning: The VIM terms are "kind of quantity" and "quantity
Pat Hayes: @Nicolas: "specialization of a quantity" isn't a very useful
notion, as it has no way to be cashed out in any theories of quantity
relations. The temperature of Nicola (at a time, as determined by an act
of measurement) is not a specialization of temperature, it is a *value*
of temperature. It is not a property at all, but an actual temperature.
The property *temperature of person* is formally a set of pairs <x
y>where x is a person and y is a temperature. We have to allow
temperatures in this ('abstract') sense to *exist*, and when we do, they
suffice to say all that we want to say.
Nicolas Rouquette: @PatHayes: "Temperature of Nicola" is a Tensor; this
property is not tied to a particular context. We can specialize this
tensor, e.g., to refer to the "Temperature of Nicola on Oct. 30, 2009"
which isn't a measurement either.
anonymous morphed into NSF-venue
Frank Olken: Dimension seems overloaded. Dimension in physics seems to
mean quantity kind. Dimension in engineering is a role (e.g., height,
substantive phase of the project.
standard termionologies, e.g., VIM.
Pat Hayes: @Nicolas: OK, you beat me. I have no idea what you are talking
about. HOwever, *temperature of nicola* is certainly not a tensor in
CLIF, OWL or any ontology formalism I know of.
on systems of measure)
Nicolas Rouquette: I said that, ideally, the UOM should really be an
ontology of VIM and nothing else. VIM has the benefit of having been
thoroughly vetted and reviewed in the scientific community for,
literally, hundreds of years.
Joe Collins: "quantity dimension" is well defined, "dimension" is not
(Ch. I of VIM). VIM was written by physicists not engineer.
Nicolas Rouquette: Ed: could you specifically point to where VIM is
ambiguous or conflicting about the notion of quantity?
of units, whether it is a subset of SI, a superset, overlaps with SI or
is completely different.
model any other systems of measurement within this ontology.
own system of quantities; there is no constraint that says that one has
to use all of ISQ.
Nicolas Rouquette: (ISQ = Int. System of Quantities, which is part of
systems if folks need them. Also possibly use other systems to
illustrate concepts from ontology.
Peter P. Yim: Hans-Peter, you are putting music onto our phone line ...
please do not put your phone on hold
Frank Olken: Some from European Space Agency has put us on hold and is
paying music. Please do not do this.
HansPeter_de_Koning: Apologies! I had a call on my second line...
Frank Olken: EdBarkmeyers: We are discussing systems of quantities (not
yet systems of units).
Peter P. Yim: thank you, Hans-Peter
Pat Hayes: @Hans-Peter: it was very entertaining.
Frank Olken: NicolasRoquette: QUDV can handle multiple systems of
Frank Olken: Some systems of quantities (SI) use current as a base
dimension and then charge = current * time. Other systems use charge as
base dimension, and current = charge / time.
Peter P. Yim: @NicolaGuarino - could you document the point you just made on
this chat board, please
quantities than SI?
Frank Olken: EdBarkmeyers: Do we cover derived quantities as come
computation over base quantities? Does anyone disagree?
context of this discussion. We already covered the problems of other
systems of units/quantities and the support for dimensional analysis,
coherence and derivation.
Frank Olken: NicolasRoquette: Both VIM and QUDV include derivations of
Frank Olken: NicolasRoquette: VIM and QUDV differentiate between quantity
kinds and dimenisonality.
Nicolas Rouquette: @Frank: My name is spelled Rouquette, not Roquette.
Frank Olken: Pavithra: record system of units explicitly.
specifies how to automatically derive the quantity dimension for any
(kind of) quantity that is defined within a system of quantities. The
system of quantities defines its base quantities. One individual system
of quantities can represent the ISQ (International System of
base units? do we add joules? what about metric prefixes? do we add all
of these derived units? on do we rely on a library of derived units?
units, metric prefixes?
HansPeter_de_Koning: To be precise I would separate the basic concepts
in a base ontology, then create a second ISQ/SI ontology the imports the
base ontology and adds the most important ISQ/SI quantities and units
that libraries will become published extensions? What about UCUM? But
they are not ontologies ....
Frank Olken: EdBarkemeyer: Need a model of unit derviation.
Frank Olken: I agree with Ed on unit derivation.
likely not in Common Logic.
analysis in QUDV - including derivation of derived units and quantities.
need to support unit conversion.
time) Absolute scales (mass, temperature)?
Frank Olken: Yes, I think so.
is essential for many engineering applications.
and situate SI within this framework?
Frank Olken: Nicola Guarino: We will need scales.
Frank Olken: Nicola Guarino: What about inverse properties such as
resistance and conductance ...
Peter P. Yim: @Nicola - can you give us the name of the book you cited
Nicola Guarino: Albert Tarantola: Elements for Physics: Quantities,
Qualities, and Intrinsic Theories
Ravi Sharma: Nicola Guarino: The answer lies in physics and not in the
units alone, as there could be different ways of measuring conductance
and also resistance and it need not always add to unity as there are
errors in measurements and different micro processes are invloves.
sound intensity in decibels.
Frank Olken: Actually, it is a total ordering.
Frank Olken: Evan Wallace: Yes, otherwise we are wasting our time.
between the different measurement systems.
Frank Olken: chipMasters: We all want unit conversions.
Nicolas Rouquette: Earlier, someone expressed a concern about scoping how
much of "scales" do we want to tackle. I think that focusing first on
the notions of scales for which we can provide value-added reasoning
support (e.g., Hans-Peter mentioned automated conversion) is a good way
to force ourselves to limit the scope to what we can reason about.
modelling within the ontology.
measurements? in first draft?
matter but affects accuracy of measurement whether linear, log, and
often with limits including singularities.
be useful. Perhaps we can partially specify this.
model tolerances? This has significant commercial significance.
Nicola Guarino: I have to go now, bybye everybody. Nice discussion!
Frank Olken: Steve Ray: We need to differentiate measurement uncertainty
and specification tolerance (descriptive, vs. prescriptive).
Frank Olken: I favor defering issues to tolerances.
Frank Olken: Evan Wallace: This is an artificial distinction. this is
problematic for commerce.
Frank Olken: No consensus about measurement uncertainty.
or tolerance within first version.
Frank Olken: EdBarkemeyer: Should we divide the ontology into modules?
Yes? Unclear, how?
Pat Hayes: For the record, tolerance is easy, but uncertainty and
probability is new territory for formalization in ontology languages, so
we risk being too ambitious.
Frank Olken: OWL 2 is working on modularization. CLIF?
restricting scope of existential quantities.
with each other?
metatheories. This is risky within a standard.
names with contexts in common logic.
multiple meanings for names within microtheories.
Pat Hayes: metatheory//microtheory
Frank Olken: EdBarkmeyers: Should we include guidance for how to do
extensions to this standard? Yes !!!
Pat Hayes: Yes, as far as we can.
Pat Hayes: HOw can a mere mortal like myself get hold of a readable copy
of iso 80000 ?
Nicolas Rouquette: You can find VIM and various publications related to
ISO/IEC 80000 here:
English units as example for how to do extensions.
how, implications for intellectual property.
HansPeter_de_Koning: NIST document SP 811
Peter P. Yim: 12:29pm - lunch break
Joel Bender: Is the conference line staying open?
Frank Olken: We will resume at 1:15 PM, 17:15 PM UK, 18:15 Europeans time
- i.e., 45 minutes.
Peter P. Yim: 1:19pm - back in session
Pat Hayes: Ed: do we have a referenceable summary of what we agreed this
Frank Olken: We have resumed the meeting.
Frank Olken: We are now discussing the standardization strategy.
Frank Olken: It appears that we use OASIS as the base Standards
Frank Olken: OASIS will accommodate a variety of file formats including
Frank Olken: After OASIS standard would be forwarded to ISO (or possibly
JamieClark: Or both; issue of where to submit will be for the committee
once the have a final OASIS Standard product.
JamieClark: Every submission has a time and strategy tax, though, so
that'll be easier to evaluate once underway. In any case, OASIS makes
clutches of the W3C.
draft documents will be available on the TRAC server ...
the OASIS server (even the working documents).
Frank Olken: Nicolas Rouqette: How will you coordinate with OMG on QUDV?
I would like to avoid duplication of work with SysML, the creation of
similar but different standards.
JamieClark: OASIS rules permit use of properly administered outside
tools for hosting functions we don't carry out internally.
Frank Olken: NicolasRoquette: Andrew Watson at OMG is the right person
for coordination of OMG and OASIS work.
be involved with the creation of the UML model for UoM ontology.
approval of TC use of outside resources. And, as it happens, a CMS
expert. Mary.mcrae [at] oasis-open.org
Joel Bender: Thank you.
and OASIS work.
to/from UML, Owl.
this ontology standard.
Measure Ontology Standard
Frank Olken: Various: no
Joel Bender: (there is a quite a bit of discussion that is difficult to
hear on the conference call)
Frank Olken: I think we should avoid business rules - as too politically
Frank Olken: Goal is electronic open-access document.
Frank Olken: OASIS: non-asssertion regime. Membership in the TC waives
your rights to content of standard.
Frank Olken: Intended users: development of information models
Frank Olken: Also data exchange markup developers.
Frank Olken: Evan: You skipped over a section on "dimensions". We need to
be clear about quantity kind.
Frank Olken: Language for conducting business: English.
concerned that it might be constraining. I am glad to see it omitted
Frank Olken: Do we need a heartbeat - a regular working draft
anonymous1 morphed into Hajo Rijgersberg
Frank Olken: consensus: No.
Frank Olken: Draft title of standard: Quantity and Unit of Measure
Ontology Standard (QUOMOS)
Frank Olken: NIST (is a member of OASIS) and will support the standard.
the standard development.
Frank Olken: BAE will suport the standard and is a member of OASIS.
Frank Olken: NicolasRoquette (JPL) will support.
Frank Olken: NSF is not a member of OASIS.
Frank Olken: Eurostep may support this.
Frank Olken: OMG is not a member of OASIS.
Frank Olken: NIST, JPL, BAE?, CMU?, Eurostep, LBNL?, --- we need to get
approval of primary OASIS members.
Frank Olken: DOD DISA is a member of OASIS, could also endorse the
Frank Olken: Schedule for first meeting?
meeting. Mostly teleconference.
Nicolas Rouquette: Bye.
Peter P. Yim: @JamieClark - OASIS should request from ISO a copy of the
latest ISO/IEC 80000 standard for the purpose of this development (to
Mike Smith of ISO) with the understanding that this will be put into a
password protected shared file workspace for this working group
ISO 80000 for purposes of the ontology std development.
Frank Olken: We will resume in 5 minutes.
Frank Olken: We are reconvening now.
HansPeter_de_Koning: I am back on-line and in the audio conference
Frank Olken: We are trying to schedule a teleconference (perhaps a part
of Ontolog Forum) to discuss QUOMOS project.
Frank Olken: Yim: we will have teleconference to finalize QUOMOS charter
on Nov. 19, 2009. Thursday - see developing session details
sponsoring persons, organizations within OASIS by Nov. 16, 2009.
Frank Olken: We now need a convenor for the mid-January 2010 - First OASIS QUOMOS TC meeting.
[ subsequent post: 14-Jan-2010 is a Thursday, and could be a candidate date
for that meeting. -PeterYim ]
Frank Olken: We now need a list of deliverables to go into the charter.
DL, UML pictures, explanatory English text.
Frank Olken: Modules will be quantities, units, and scales. Optional
units on measurement uncertainty, tolerances.
Frank Olken: I may be able to participate as a representative of OASIS
Frank Olken: Deliverables: we will produce xxxx initially. We may produce
xxx modules later.
Frank Olken: We will start with SI base, and extension mechanism.
units, Derived Units, ... modules
Frank Olken: Maybe also a module called Dimensions.
Frank Olken: A core set of modules covering quantities, units of measure,
scales, SI base units, Derived Units, Dimensions, and Extension
Hajo Rijgersberg: How about measures? And how about quantity kinds? Are
they regarded as separate concepts or as classification of quantities?
scope (and more) in a message at:
Frank Olken: Eachmodule shall include: CLIF, OWL @ DL,
HansPeter_de_Koning: I think my line is muted from your side?
Hajo Rijgersberg: I'm sorry, people, I should have sent it earlier.
Something went wrong with starting time interpretation here...
Joel Bender: (it is very difficult to hear, there is still an office
conversation obliterating the conference)
Frank Olken: Hans Peter, We seem to be getting background noise from your
HansPeter_de_Koning: I will try to reconnect...
Frank Olken: The standard will be known as Quantities and Units of
Measure Ontology Standard (QUOMOS). There was consensus on this.
of Nov. 16. Ed Barkmeyer can mark up the wiki in the meantime.
Hajo Rijgersberg: Why restrict the title of the standard to quantities
and units? There is so much more. Doesn't the term "unit" cover what can
be called "the domain of units"?
Pat Hayes: Hajo, I think the title isnt meant to be proscriptive, only a
Frank Olken: Dimensions are within scope, just not in the title.
Frank Olken: Any other items of business?
Pat Hayes: However, QUODMOS is kind of cute....
status. Peter to put request on the uom mailing list ... we don't want
to lose anyone!
Peter P. Yim: Great session ... thank you everyone ... audio recording and
chat transcript will be posted tomorrow.
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- Conference Date and Time: 30-Oct-2009 8:50am~3:30pm EDT
- Total Duration of Recordings: 5 Hour 29 Minutes - (i) 1:06:07 ; (ii) 2:07:23 ; (iii) 2:15:15
- Total Recording File Size: 37.6 MB (in mp3 format) - (i) 7.6; (ii) 15.0; (iii) 15.0 MB
- its best that you listen to the session while having the respective slide presentations (when available) opened on your desktop in front of you. You'll be prompted to advance slides by the speaker.
- ... *my apologies for the "echos" in quite a portion of the audio recording ... I was away from my normal recording equipment and settings, and evidently, still has issues doing it right while on the road. Anyhow, I am glad the audio archive is still quite intelligible! =ppy/2009.11.01
- UoM Working Group Work-in-progress:
- Wiki workspace: UoM_Ontology_Standard & UoM
- Coordination - UoM_Ontology_Standard/GettingOrganized
- Progress tracking - http://uom.emcs.cornell.edu/
- Mailing List:
- message archive is at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/uom-ontology-std/
- to join the list, send a blank email from your subscribing address to <uom-ontology-std-join [at] ontolog.cim3.net>
- shared file repository: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/work/UoM/
- UoM virtual panel session 2009.06.19 - ConferenceCall_2009_06_19
- UoM virtual panel session 2009.09.24 - ConferenceCall_2009_09_24
- UoM virtual workshop preview session 2009.10.22 - UoM_Ontology_Standard/ConferenceCall_2009_10_22
- Earlier discussion:
- thread starting from: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontology-summit/2009-06/msg00005.html
- thread starting from: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontology-summit/2009-05/msg00000.html
- upload your UoM ontologies to the OOR-sandbox at: http://oor-01.cim3.net
For the records ...
How To Join Remotely (while the session is in progress)
- 1. Dial in with a phone: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UoM_Ontology_Standard/Workshop_2009_10_30_Registration#nid22JR
- 2. Open chat in a new browser window: http://webconf.soaphub.org/conf/room/uom_20091030
- and, 2.2 ... follow the process described here
- 3. Download presentations for each speaker by clicking on the link associated with each agenda item
- Frank Olken (co-chair)
- Ed Barkmeyer (co-chair)
- Howard Mason (co-chair)
- Steve Ray
- Peter P. Yim
- Pat Hayes
- Chip Masters
- Pavithra Kenjige (observer)
- Joe Collins
- Jerry Smith
- Evan Wallace
- Joel Bender
- Rob Raskin
- Nicola Guarino
- Roger Burkhart
- Silvia Gaio (University of Padua, Italy) (observer)
- Brand Niemann (observer)
- Bogart Vargas (Raytheon) (observer)
- Mark Rivas (consultant working with BTA, UK) (observer)
- Nicolas Rouquette
- Ravi Sharma (observer)
- Hajo Rijgersberg