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UpperOntologySummit - Conveners Conference Call 2006-03-08

Call Details

  • Date: Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2006
  • Start Time: 16:00 UTC / 8:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST / 5:00PM CET (World Clock)
  • Expected Call Duration: ~1.0 hour
  • Dial-in Number: 1-641-696-6600 (Iowa, US)
  • Participant Access Code: "87376#"


Agenda (items to be discussed) Ideas

  • goal of this call: reach a degree of consensus on the communique and on the issues that stand before us on connecting the ontologies
  • review UOS and prep sessions agenda and make sure everyone knows what they need to be prepare and submit prior to the sessions.
  • ...(please add suggested items here)...

Agenda & Proceedings

1) Welcome & confirmation of agenda

2) Appointment of secretary to take minutes

3) Roll-call of participants - see above

4) Discuss purpose of the UOS

5) Register suggestions

6) ... add items here and below ...

7) Discussion:

  • Adam: why 8 custodians? (some are extensions of the same upper ontology, I see only 3 main UO's)
    • we need to focus to make sure we aren't just getting a few smart people together to just talk
    • suggest we focus the discussion to the 3 UO's (Cyc, SUMO & DOLCE) on how they can be merged, or if that is not feasible, how we could address the issues ... (Adam: please clean this up ... and express your thoughts at the relevant lists or pages named under 4 above.)
  • Pat: note that this is the 50th anniversary of AI ... they were addressing much broader issues then
  • Steve: ref the 5 points of the UpperOntologySummit/UosConvenerMeeting_2006_03_08/JointCommuniqueDraft, what can we agree to in terms of intent (first 3 points) and document approaches that may be feasible
  • Pat: we may need to be unanimous ... maybe a majority outcome and a minority report is prper too ... we just want to inform the public and be honest with it
  • Nicola: I essentially agree with the first 4 points
  • Michael: point 5 is for us to explore ... we need to investigate, in addition to just expressing opinions
  • John F. Sowa: starting with terms most people alreaday agree with is a good starting point
    • Pat: at a minimum, we should axiomatize to disambiguate
      • Nicola: this point (axiomatization) should come out clearly too
  • some relevant ongoing work has already begun
    • PSL & Cyc
    • DOLCE & ISO 15926

8) UOS and prep sessions agenda review:

  • UpperOntologySummit/UosConvenerMeeting_2006_03_08/UosConvenerMeeting_2006_03_14
    • Leo: aim to have the (near-final draft) joint communique before us prior to this meeting
      • 3/14 morning - custodians/panelists have a few (max 10 min) minutes each to outline the issues (feasibility, utility, ...) from their perspective with respect to an interrelated-UO, joint communique and beyond
      • 3/14 afternoon - all to review show stoppers and address them
      • 3/14 late afternooon - adopt the final joint communique, discuss next steps
      • 3/14 after the meeting - press interviews
      • 3/14 evening - (no host) dinner together

10) Next meeting date and adjournment


above minutes captured in real time on this wiki by Peter P. Yim / 2006.03.08-09:15 am PST