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Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Mr. Adam Pease - Thu 2007.09.06     (1)

  • Topic: "The Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO) at Age 7: Progress and Promise"     (1B)

  • Shared-screen support (VNC session) will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1D5)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1D5A)
    • if you plan to be logging into this shared-screen option (which the speaker may be navigating), and you are not familiar with the process, please try to call in 5 minutes before the start of the session so that we can work out the connection logistics. Help on this will generally not be available once the presentation starts.     (1D5B)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides below and running them locally. The speaker will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1D5C)
  • Please note that this session will be recorded, and the audio archive is expected to be made available as open content to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1D10)

Attendees     (1E)

    • ...(to register for participation, please add your name (plus your affiliation, if you aren't already a member of the community) above, or e-mail <> so that we can reserve enough resources to support everyone's participation.)...     (1E4A)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1G)

  • Mr. Adam Pease, CEO of Articulate Software will be our invited speaker at this session. He will be giving a talk on: "The Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO) at Age 7: Progress and Promise"     (1G1)
AdamPease_2007a.jpg . [picture of Mr. Adam Pease]     (1G2A1)
Title: The Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO) at Age 7: Progress and Promise     (1G3)
Seven years have elapsed since the birth of the SUMO project ( in the summer of the year 2000. This talk will describe the SUMO, it's history, and promise for the future. The structure of SUMO will be covered along with decisions in representation that make it practical and powerful for inference. The SUMO domain ontologies will be described. The annual SUMO prize will be discussed, along with the SUMO submission to the TPTP theorem proving test set and competition. Several applications of SUMO in both the research and commercial world will be discussed.     (1G5)
  • Session Format and Agenda:     (1G6)
    • this will be virtual session over a phone conference setting, augmented by shared computer screen support     (1G6A)
    1. The session will start with a brief self-introduction of the attendees (~10 min.) [We will be skipping this if there are more than 20 participants.]     (1G7A)
    2. Introduction of the invited speaker     (1G7B)
    3. Presentation by our invited speaker Mr. Adam Pease (~60 min.)     (1G7C)
    4. Q&A and Open discussion (~30 min.) [Kindly identify yourself before speaking.]     (1G7D)
Adam Pease is CEO of Articulate Software. He has led research in ontology, linguistics, and formal inference, including development of the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO), the Controlled English to Logic Translation (CELT) system, the Core Plan Representation (CPR), and the Sigma knowledge engineering environment. Sharing research under open licenses, in order to achieve the widest possible dissemination and technology transfer, has been a core element of his research program and his products have been downloaded by thousands of people around the world.     (1G9)

Questions, Answers & Discourse     (1G11)

  • Please mute your phone, by pressing "*2" on your phone keypad, when the talk is in progress. To un-mute, press "*3"     (1G11A)
  • If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please "raise your hand (virtually)" by pressing "11" on your phone keypad. You may speak when acknowledged by the speaker or the session moderator.     (1G11B)

Session Recording of this Panel Session     (1H)

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