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= [[OntologySummit2009]] Planning Session - Thu 2008-12-18  =
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= OntologySummit2009 Planning Session - Thu 2008-12-18  =
  
 
* Subject: '''Ontologies as the Next Generation of Information Standards'''  
 
* Subject: '''Ontologies as the Next Generation of Information Standards'''  
* Co-chair: [[SteveRay]] & [[PeterYim]]
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* Co-chair: SteveRay & PeterYim  
* Agenda: This is a communitywide brainstorming and planning session for [[OntologySummit2009]].  
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* Agenda: This is a communitywide brainstorming and planning session for OntologySummit2009.  
  
 
* Archives:  
 
* Archives:  
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* Attended:  
 
* Attended:  
** [[SteveRay]] (chair)  
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** SteveRay (chair)  
** [[PeterYim]] (co-chair)  
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** PeterYim (co-chair)  
** [[LeoObrst]]
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** LeoObrst  
** [[KurtConrad]]
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** KurtConrad  
** [[RobinBenjamins]]
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** RobinBenjamins  
** [[LaurentLiscia]]
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** LaurentLiscia  
 
** [[BillMcCarthy]]  
 
** [[BillMcCarthy]]  
** [[TrishWhetzel]]
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** TrishWhetzel  
** [[NilsSandsmark]]
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** NilsSandsmark  
** [[DavidPrice]]
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** DavidPrice  
** [[FabianNeuhaus]]
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** FabianNeuhaus  
** [[PeterBenson]]
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** PeterBenson  
** [[RexBrooks]]
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** RexBrooks  
** [[DavidLeal]]
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** DavidLeal  
** [[KenBaclawski]]
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** KenBaclawski  
** [[DougHolmes]]
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** DougHolmes  
** [[MikeBennett]]
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** MikeBennett  
** [[NancyWiegand]]
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** NancyWiegand  
** [[MatthewWest]]
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** MatthewWest  
** [[RaviSharma]]
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** RaviSharma  
  
 
* Expecting:  
 
* Expecting:  
 
** Simon Frechette (NIST)  
 
** Simon Frechette (NIST)  
** [[BarrySmith]]
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** BarrySmith  
 
** [[GaryBergCross]] (will join late)  
 
** [[GaryBergCross]] (will join late)  
** [[AsmaMinyaoui]]
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** AsmaMinyaoui  
** [[HensonGraves]]
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** HensonGraves  
** [[JamieClark]]
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** JamieClark  
 
*   
 
*   
 
** ''(please add yourself to the list if you are a [[WikiHomePage|member]] or rsvp to <peter.yim@cim3.com> with your name and affiliation.)''  
 
** ''(please add yourself to the list if you are a [[WikiHomePage|member]] or rsvp to <peter.yim@cim3.com> with your name and affiliation.)''  
  
 
* Regrets:  
 
* Regrets:  
** [[ElisaKendall]]
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** ElisaKendall  
** [[MikeDean]]
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** MikeDean  
** [[EvanWallace]]
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** EvanWallace  
** [[MarkMusen]]
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** MarkMusen  
** [[PeterBrown]]
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** PeterBrown  
** [[AlanRuttenberg]]
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** AlanRuttenberg  
** [[PatHayes]]
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** PatHayes  
** [[NicolaGuarino]]
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** NicolaGuarino  
  
 
=== Agenda Ideas  ===
 
=== Agenda Ideas  ===
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1. Meeting called to order:  
 
1. Meeting called to order:  
  
* [[SteveRay]] & [[PeterYim]] took the chair and welcomed everyone  
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* SteveRay & PeterYim took the chair and welcomed everyone  
  
* [[PeterYim]] volunteered to take minutes of the meeting  
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* PeterYim volunteered to take minutes of the meeting  
  
 
* review and adopt agenda  
 
* review and adopt agenda  
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8. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:  
 
8. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:  
  
* 15-Jan-2009 Launch Event - see: [[ConferenceCall_2009_01_15]]
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* 15-Jan-2009 Launch Event - see: ConferenceCall_2009_01_15  
  
 
* Call adjourned at: 12:06 pm PST  
 
* Call adjourned at: 12:06 pm PST  
  
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notes taken by: PeterYim / 2008.12.18-12:10 pm PST
  
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notes taken by: [[PeterYim]] / 2008.12.18-12:10 pm PST
 
 
All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity  of the documented proceedings.  
 
All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity  of the documented proceedings.  
 
  
 
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== Transcript of the in-session chat input from the participants: ==
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== Transcript of the in-session chat input from the participants  ==
  
 
''Edited to provide better flow of the conversation only.''  
 
''Edited to provide better flow of the conversation only.''  
  
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PeterYim: Welcome to: OntologySummit2009 Planning Session - Thu 2008-12-18
  
[[PeterYim]]: Welcome to: [[OntologySummit2009]] Planning Session - Thu 2008-12-18
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RexBrooks: One partition that I think would be helpful is a survey of existing ontological
  
 
 
[[RexBrooks]]: One partition that I think would be helpful is a survey of existing ontological
 
 
representations of standards.  
 
representations of standards.  
  
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MikeBennett: Do you mean industry messaging / data standards like XBRL?
  
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RexBrooks: Hi Mike. Yes.
  
[[MikeBennett]]: Do you mean industry messaging / data standards like XBRL?
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RexBrooks: XBRL is especially pertinent.
  
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RexBrooks: The OASIS Semantic Execution Environment Technical Committee (SEE TC) released a
  
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Pubic Review draft of its Reference Ontology for Service Oriented Architecture
  
[[RexBrooks]]: Hi Mike. Yes.
 
 
 
 
[[RexBrooks]]: XBRL is especially pertinent.
 
 
 
 
[[RexBrooks]]: The OASIS Semantic Execution Environment Technical Committee (SEE TC) released a
 
Pubic Review draft of its Reference Ontology for Service Oriented Architecture
 
 
recently. see: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200812/msg00001.html  
 
recently. see: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200812/msg00001.html  
  
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MikeBennett: An interesting challenge - many of the ones in my industry (financial) were developed
  
 
[[MikeBennett]]: An interesting challenge - many of the ones in my industry (financial) were developed
 
 
without defining a technology neutral business view of what they were trying to represent.  
 
without defining a technology neutral business view of what they were trying to represent.  
  
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RexBrooks: Exactly.
  
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PeterBenson: If we are looking at standards we must be looking at conformance clauses and criteria
  
[[RexBrooks]]: Exactly.  
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RexBrooks: Indeed. Those may also vary with the representation, e.g. OWL, OWL-S. WSML etc.  
  
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PeterBenson: starting with defining what is and is not an ontology would be useful
  
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DougHolmes: Peter, a previous Ontology Summit has addressed the question you raised on "what is an ontology?";
  
[[PeterBenson]]: If we are looking at standards we must be looking at conformance clauses and criteria
 
 
 
 
[[RexBrooks]]: Indeed. Those may also vary with the representation, e.g. OWL, OWL-S. WSML etc.
 
 
 
 
[[PeterBenson]]: starting with defining what is and is not an ontology would be useful
 
 
 
 
[[DougHolmes]]: Peter, a previous Ontology Summit has addressed the question you raised on "what is an ontology?";
 
 
the communique is at http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2007_Communique  
 
the communique is at http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2007_Communique  
  
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PeterBenson: Thanks Doug, I took a look but could not find a definition.
  
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PeterBenson: As in a definition we could add to an ISO standard
  
[[PeterBenson]]: Thanks Doug, I took a look but could not find a definition.  
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DougHolmes: We more or less came to the same conclusion.  
  
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MikeBennett: Indeed te communique says "The goal of the Ontology Summit is not to establish
  
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a definitive definition of the word "ontology", which has proved extremely
  
[[PeterBenson]]: As in a definition we could add to an ISO standard
 
 
 
 
[[DougHolmes]]: We more or less came to the same conclusion.
 
 
 
 
[[MikeBennett]]: Indeed te communique says "The goal of the Ontology Summit is not to establish
 
a definitive definition of the word "ontology", which has proved extremely
 
 
challenging due to the diversity of artifacts it can refer to"  
 
challenging due to the diversity of artifacts it can refer to"  
  
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PeterBenson: hmm.. if we can not define it do we know what we are talking about?
  
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PeterYim: '''Q1: who else should get involved?'''
  
[[PeterBenson]]: hmm.. if we can not define it do we know what we are talking about?
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PeterBenson: NATO AC/135
  
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MikeBennett: UN/CEFACT
  
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PeterYim: [[BillMcCarthy]] is already on our organizing committee and will be our liaison to UN/CEFACT
  
[[PeterYim]]: '''Q1: who else should get involved?'''
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PeterBenson: The chair of AC/135 is George Bond he is on our board - so yes I will be glad to contact him
  
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RexBrooks: We already have NCOR, but it would be good to have both BarrySmith and MarkMusen.
  
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PeterYim: Yes, we do have both of them (BarrySmith and MarkMusen) on the organizing committee already.
  
[[PeterBenson]]: NATO AC/135
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DougHolmes: It seems to me that it would be good to have at least some representative
  
 
 
[[MikeBennett]]: UN/CEFACT
 
 
 
 
[[PeterYim]]: [[BillMcCarthy]] is already on our organizing committee and will be our liaison to UN/CEFACT
 
 
 
 
[[PeterBenson]]: The chair of AC/135 is George Bond he is on our board - so yes I will be glad to contact him
 
 
 
 
[[RexBrooks]]: We already have NCOR, but it would be good to have both [[BarrySmith]] and [[MarkMusen]].
 
 
 
 
[[PeterYim]]: Yes, we do have both of them ([[BarrySmith]] and [[MarkMusen]]) on the organizing committee already.
 
 
 
 
[[DougHolmes]]: It seems to me that it would be good to have at least some representative
 
 
of the GIS community [e.g. GML]  
 
of the GIS community [e.g. GML]  
  
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PeterBenson: If you are looking for UN/CEFACT then you may want to ask TC 154
  
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[[BillMcCarthy]]: I can talk to my co-convenor for the accounting interoperability summit Roger Debreceny
  
[[PeterBenson]]: If you are looking for UN/CEFACT then you may want to ask TC 154
 
 
 
 
[[BillMcCarthy]]: I can talk to my co-convenor for the accounting interoperability summit Roger Debreceny
 
 
with the purpose of including XBRL  
 
with the purpose of including XBRL  
  
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MikeBennett: EDM Council of course
  
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PeterBenson: TC 37 would be a natural as they deal with terminology
  
[[MikeBennett]]: EDM Council of course
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DougHolmes: In the spirit of brainstorming, there are also some de-facto standards, such as
  
 
 
[[PeterBenson]]: TC 37 would be a natural as they deal with terminology
 
 
 
 
[[DougHolmes]]: In the spirit of brainstorming, there are also some de-facto standards, such as
 
 
Dublin Core and FOAF that seem to be "ontological"  
 
Dublin Core and FOAF that seem to be "ontological"  
  
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TrishWhetzel: SKOS is another
  
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PeterYim: EdDodds suggested XBRL and UDEF too
  
[[TrishWhetzel]]: SKOS is another
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MikeBennett: SUMO - IEEE
  
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DougHolmes: And, a number of architecture standards [e.g. FEAF, DODAF, etc.]
  
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TrishWhetzel: Will the ISO groups by default bring in the grid folks, ie caGrid?
  
[[PeterYim]]: [[EdDodds]] suggested XBRL and UDEF too
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KenBaclawski: As I mentioned in my introduction, I have been working with the CEA-2018 standard.
  
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The standard is a general task planning standard which could have applications in
  
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many domains, but was developed for consumer electronics.  My contact with the
  
[[MikeBennett]]: SUMO - IEEE
 
 
 
 
[[DougHolmes]]: And, a number of architecture standards [e.g. FEAF, DODAF, etc.]
 
 
 
 
[[TrishWhetzel]]: Will the ISO groups by default bring in the grid folks, ie caGrid?
 
 
 
 
[[KenBaclawski]]: As I mentioned in my introduction, I have been working with the CEA-2018 standard.
 
The standard is a general task planning standard which could have applications in
 
many domains, but was developed for consumer electronics.  My contact with the
 
 
standards committee is Chuck Rich at WPI, and I will try to get him to participate.  
 
standards committee is Chuck Rich at WPI, and I will try to get him to participate.  
  
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PeterYim: '''Q2: how could we partition this year's discourse? - i.e. framing the conversation'''
  
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MikeBennett: Ontology development methodologies
  
[[PeterYim]]: '''Q2: how could we partition this year's discourse? - i.e. framing the conversation'''
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PeterBenson: Does this mean you are keeping "information" in the title?  
  
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DougHolmes: 1. What is the role of an ontology in establishing a standard?
  
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2. What kind of constraints or rules [standards?] should be applied to
  
[[MikeBennett]]: Ontology development methodologies
 
 
 
 
[[PeterBenson]]: Does this mean you are keeping "information" in the title?
 
 
 
 
[[DougHolmes]]: 1. What is the role of an ontology in establishing a standard?
 
2. What kind of constraints or rules [standards?] should be applied to
 
 
ontologies that are used to establish a standard?  
 
ontologies that are used to establish a standard?  
  
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KurtConrad: Not clear on what you mean by "partition"
  
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PeterBenson: The ISO definition of "data" is the representation of information -
  
[[KurtConrad]]: Not clear on what you mean by "partition"  
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PeterBenson: There are no "information standard" that I know of
  
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MatthewWest: Standards (amongst other things) provide definitions and authoritative sources for
  
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identification of standard objects. Ontology is a natural next step for that,
  
[[PeterBenson]]: The ISO definition of "data" is the representation of information -
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whether the standards are information standards or not.
  
 
 
[[PeterBenson]]: There are no "information standard" that I know of
 
 
 
 
[[MatthewWest]]: Standards (amongst other things) provide definitions and authoritative sources for
 
identification of standard objects. Ontology is a natural next step for that,
 
whether the standards are information standards or not.
 
 
Standards themselves are information.  
 
Standards themselves are information.  
  
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MikeBennett: You might want to look at a breakdown of the different kind of animals that are
  
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referred to as standards in different industries, for example some are message standards
  
[[MikeBennett]]: You might want to look at a breakdown of the different kind of animals that are
 
referred to as standards in different industries, for example some are message standards
 
 
(XML or otherwise), some are data models and so on. Should there be a partition on this?  
 
(XML or otherwise), some are data models and so on. Should there be a partition on this?  
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Also some standards mandate business workflow and so on.  
 
Also some standards mandate business workflow and so on.  
  
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KenBaclawski: A lot of standards are being expressed in XML Schema or RELAX NG. 
  
 
[[KenBaclawski]]: A lot of standards are being expressed in XML Schema or RELAX NG. 
 
 
CEA-2018 is expressed in RELAX NG.  Are these already ontologies?  
 
CEA-2018 is expressed in RELAX NG.  Are these already ontologies?  
  
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PeterBenson: I agree that ontologies could be the next step in the representation of information
  
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hence my request for a definition of the term ontology as this may provide the
  
[[PeterBenson]]: I agree that ontologies could be the next step in the representation of information
 
hence my request for a definition of the term ontology as this may provide the
 
 
natural partition of the debate  
 
natural partition of the debate  
  
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PeterYim: input from DavidPrice: what are "today's" (as opposed to "next generation") standards,
  
 
[[PeterYim]]: input from [[DavidPrice]]: what are "today's" (as opposed to "next generation") standards,
 
 
and which parts of it lends to ontological representation with today's technology;  
 
and which parts of it lends to ontological representation with today's technology;  
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and which parts require research to bring us to the future.  
 
and which parts require research to bring us to the future.  
  
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DavidLeal: Standards that define a pipe thread or a material test method (two examples at random)
  
 
[[DavidLeal]]: Standards that define a pipe thread or a material test method (two examples at random)
 
 
are currently expressed as text. We need to educate standardisation communities that  
 
are currently expressed as text. We need to educate standardisation communities that  
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are not involved with IT about ontologies.  
 
are not involved with IT about ontologies.  
  
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RexBrooks: Earlier in the chat, I suggested: One partition that I think would be helpful is
  
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a survey of existing ontological representations of standards.
  
[[RexBrooks]]: Earlier in the chat, I suggested: One partition that I think would be helpful is
 
a survey of existing ontological representations of standards.
 
 
I also cited: The OASIS Semantic Execution Environment Technical Committee (SEE TC)  
 
I also cited: The OASIS Semantic Execution Environment Technical Committee (SEE TC)  
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released a Public Review draft of its Reference Ontology for Service Oriented Architecture  
 
released a Public Review draft of its Reference Ontology for Service Oriented Architecture  
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recently. http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200812/msg00001.html  
 
recently. http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200812/msg00001.html  
  
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PeterBenson: computer processable standards?
  
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PeterYim: '''Q3: suggestions for developing a "Roadmap" as a key deliverable'''
  
[[PeterBenson]]: computer processable standards?
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DavidLeal: Peter - that what I was attempting to say, but most standardisation communities
  
 
 
[[PeterYim]]: '''Q3: suggestions for developing a "Roadmap" as a key deliverable'''
 
 
 
 
[[DavidLeal]]: Peter - that what I was attempting to say, but most standardisation communities
 
 
do not know what is possible.  
 
do not know what is possible.  
  
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MatthewWest: Web 1, Web 2, Web 3 history and predictions, provide a startpoint for a road map.
  
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PeterBenson: Sounds like a previous Ontology Summit sought to addressed the question of what is
  
[[MatthewWest]]: Web 1, Web 2, Web 3 history and predictions, provide a startpoint for a road map.
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an ontology without coming up with a definitive answer, working towards defining classes
  
 
 
[[PeterBenson]]: Sounds like a previous Ontology Summit sought to addressed the question of what is
 
an ontology without coming up with a definitive answer, working towards defining classes
 
 
of ontologies would be useful  
 
of ontologies would be useful  
  
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RexBrooks: The Semantic Spectrum that Leo introduced several years ago is still viable as
  
 
[[RexBrooks]]: The Semantic Spectrum that Leo introduced several years ago is still viable as
 
 
a type of roadmap in the sense that we can compare where we are in terms of  
 
a type of roadmap in the sense that we can compare where we are in terms of  
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expressivity versus how computable the otnological representations are.  
 
expressivity versus how computable the otnological representations are.  
  
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DougHolmes: Peter, I think if you qualify that as an "artifact for defining standards", it might
  
 
[[DougHolmes]]: Peter, I think if you qualify that as an "artifact for defining standards", it might
 
 
be a tractable goal  
 
be a tractable goal  
  
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MikeBennett: That suggests another stream which would be how to present ontology information in a
  
 
[[MikeBennett]]: That suggests another stream which would be how to present ontology information in a
 
 
non IT format. Is that something that should be on the roadmap?  
 
non IT format. Is that something that should be on the roadmap?  
  
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PeterBenson: He rest of the world is a pretty large audience, can we be a little bit more precise
  
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PeterBenson: so explaining what an ontology is would be a good goal
  
[[PeterBenson]]: He rest of the world is a pretty large audience, can we be a little bit more precise
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MikeBennett: One possible audience: those responsible for maintaining standards.
  
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Specifically industry (content) standards where the business content is often
  
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not captured because the technical people developing the standard are not strong
  
[[PeterBenson]]: so explaining what an ontology is would be a good goal
 
 
 
 
[[MikeBennett]]: One possible audience: those responsible for maintaining standards.
 
Specifically industry (content) standards where the business content is often
 
not captured because the technical people developing the standard are not strong
 
 
on requirements management.  
 
on requirements management.  
  
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DougHolmes: Peter, I think explaining what an ontology is in the context of using it to define
  
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a standard is a reasonable goal; if we don't constrain it like that, we'll just
  
[[DougHolmes]]: Peter, I think explaining what an ontology is in the context of using it to define
 
a standard is a reasonable goal; if we don't constrain it like that, we'll just
 
 
repeat the 2007 experience...  
 
repeat the 2007 experience...  
  
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PeterBenson: By that definition ISO 22745-30 is a specification of how to express an ontology in XML
  
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PeterBenson: The ISO 13584 is developing ontoML
  
[[PeterBenson]]: By that definition ISO 22745-30 is a specification of how to express an ontology in XML
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PeterBenson: The ISO 13584 team is developing ontoML
  
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PeterBenson: Doug, I agree with you
  
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MatthewWest: We need to look at standards expressed as ontologies as well as standard ontologies.
  
[[PeterBenson]]: The ISO 13584 is developing ontoML
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DavidLeal: An area in which it would be good to have a success is LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) data.
  
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There have been attempt to create an ontology corresponding to the standard ISO 14048.
  
 
[[PeterBenson]]: The ISO 13584 team is developing ontoML
 
 
 
 
[[PeterBenson]]: Doug, I agree with you
 
 
 
 
[[MatthewWest]]: We need to look at standards expressed as ontologies as well as standard ontologies.
 
 
 
 
[[DavidLeal]]: An area in which it would be good to have a success is LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) data.
 
There have been attempt to create an ontology corresponding to the standard ISO 14048.
 
 
The team at the EU JRC in Ispra would be interested.  
 
The team at the EU JRC in Ispra would be interested.  
 
 
  
 
[[BillMcCarthy]]: The Open-edi accounting and economic ontology (ISO/IEC 15944-4) is expressed in UML  
 
[[BillMcCarthy]]: The Open-edi accounting and economic ontology (ISO/IEC 15944-4) is expressed in UML  
  
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MatthewWest: What I mean is that we need to focus on standard expressed as ontologies rather
  
 
[[MatthewWest]]: What I mean is that we need to focus on standard expressed as ontologies rather
 
 
than standard ontologies or ontology languages.  
 
than standard ontologies or ontology languages.  
  
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PeterBenson: Is everything expressed in UML an ontology?
  
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PeterYim: '''Q4: process suggestions?'''
  
[[PeterBenson]]: Is everything expressed in UML an ontology?
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PeterBenson: if we are dealing with a large group trying to come to consensus a variation of
  
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Robert's rules of order may work. The requirement that a motion must be put in
  
 
[[PeterYim]]: '''Q4: process suggestions?'''
 
 
 
 
[[PeterBenson]]: if we are dealing with a large group trying to come to consensus a variation of
 
Robert's rules of order may work. The requirement that a motion must be put in
 
 
play tends to help focus the discussion  
 
play tends to help focus the discussion  
  
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PeterYim: input from MarkMusen: we should have the Communique pretty much into "final draft"
  
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(if not already done) by the time we all walk into the face-to-face workshop
  
[[PeterYim]]: input from [[MarkMusen]]: we should have the Communique pretty much into "final draft"
 
(if not already done) by the time we all walk into the face-to-face workshop
 
 
... we could use the F2F time more wisely  
 
... we could use the F2F time more wisely  
  
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PeterYim: we should get people to involve early .. and definitely to be cognizant that this
  
 
[[PeterYim]]: we should get people to involve early .. and definitely to be cognizant that this
 
 
is a 3-month affair and NOT a 2-day conference  
 
is a 3-month affair and NOT a 2-day conference  
  
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FabianNeuhaus: I support Mark's point, during the last summit people who did not participate
  
 
[[FabianNeuhaus]]: I support Mark's point, during the last summit people who did not participate
 
 
until the face-to-face meeting made last minute requests for changes which  
 
until the face-to-face meeting made last minute requests for changes which  
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derailed the schedule for the Summit  
 
derailed the schedule for the Summit  
  
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PeterBenson: Inviting people who may not want to "participate" but may be willing to review
  
 
[[PeterBenson]]: Inviting people who may not want to "participate" but may be willing to review
 
 
the output may be worth considering.  
 
the output may be worth considering.  
  
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KenBaclawski: Capturing the rationales for the parts of a communique would help prevent
  
 
[[KenBaclawski]]: Capturing the rationales for the parts of a communique would help prevent
 
 
participants from recapitulating the debate that resulted in the draft communique.  
 
participants from recapitulating the debate that resulted in the draft communique.  
  
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PeterBenson: It should be possible to create a "voting" comunity
  
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PeterYim: '''Q5: any other suggestions?'''
  
[[PeterBenson]]: It should be possible to create a "voting" comunity
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MikeBennett: I think that if you want to have a clear message for industry standards owners,
  
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there should be some consistent definition of what an ontology is, including some
  
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consistent approach to what would be defined as good ontology for the content of
  
[[PeterYim]]: '''Q5: any other suggestions?'''
 
 
 
 
[[MikeBennett]]: I think that if you want to have a clear message for industry standards owners,
 
there should be some consistent definition of what an ontology is, including some
 
consistent approach to what would be defined as good ontology for the content of
 
 
that standard.  
 
that standard.  
  
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PeterBenson: absolutely
  
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KenBaclawski: Have we started asking individuals to select roles in the summit planning,
  
[[PeterBenson]]: absolutely
 
 
 
 
[[KenBaclawski]]: Have we started asking individuals to select roles in the summit planning,
 
 
organization and logistics?  
 
organization and logistics?  
  
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PeterYim: we'll be putting up the [ontology-summit] mailing list ... those who are involved
  
 
[[PeterYim]]: we'll be putting up the [ontology-summit] mailing list ... those who are involved
 
 
(or responded to) today's sesion will automatically be subscribed.  
 
(or responded to) today's sesion will automatically be subscribed.  
  
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DougHolmes: Adios
  
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PeterYim: Thanks everyone ... meeting adjourned 2008.12.18-12:06pm PST
  
[[DougHolmes]]: Adios
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[[PeterYim]]: Thanks everyone ... meeting adjourned 2008.12.18-12:06pm PST
 
 
 
 
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OntologySummit2009 Planning Session - Thu 2008-12-18     (1)

  • Subject: Ontologies as the Next Generation of Information Standards     (1A)
  • Co-chair: SteveRay & PeterYim     (1B)
  • Agenda: This is a communitywide brainstorming and planning session for OntologySummit2009.     (1C)

  • Discussions and Q & A:     (1E5)
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Attendees     (1G)

Agenda Ideas     (1G5)

(Please add below, and identify yourself for follow-up purposes)     (1G5A)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1H)

1. Meeting called to order:     (1H1)

  • SteveRay & PeterYim took the chair and welcomed everyone     (1H2)
  • PeterYim volunteered to take minutes of the meeting     (1H3)

2. Roll Call:     (1H5)

3. Discussions:     (1H7)

  • Q3: suggestions for developing a "Roadmap" as a key deliverable?     (1H13)

5. New Issues:     (1H16)

6. Any Other Business:     (1H17)

7. Action items:     (1H18)

8. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:     (1H19)

  • 15-Jan-2009 Launch Event - see: ConferenceCall_2009_01_15     (1H20)

notes taken by: PeterYim / 2008.12.18-12:10 pm PST     (1H23)

All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity of the documented proceedings.     (1H24)


Transcript of the in-session chat input from the participants     (1I)

Edited to provide better flow of the conversation only.     (1I1)

PeterYim: Welcome to: OntologySummit2009 Planning Session - Thu 2008-12-18     (1I2)

RexBrooks: One partition that I think would be helpful is a survey of existing ontological     (1I3)

representations of standards.     (1I4)

MikeBennett: Do you mean industry messaging / data standards like XBRL?     (1I5)

RexBrooks: Hi Mike. Yes.     (1I6)

RexBrooks: XBRL is especially pertinent.     (1I7)

RexBrooks: The OASIS Semantic Execution Environment Technical Committee (SEE TC) released a     (1I8)

Pubic Review draft of its Reference Ontology for Service Oriented Architecture     (1I9)

MikeBennett: An interesting challenge - many of the ones in my industry (financial) were developed     (1I11)

without defining a technology neutral business view of what they were trying to represent.     (1I12)

RexBrooks: Exactly.     (1I13)

PeterBenson: If we are looking at standards we must be looking at conformance clauses and criteria     (1I14)

RexBrooks: Indeed. Those may also vary with the representation, e.g. OWL, OWL-S. WSML etc.     (1I15)

PeterBenson: starting with defining what is and is not an ontology would be useful     (1I16)

DougHolmes: Peter, a previous Ontology Summit has addressed the question you raised on "what is an ontology?";     (1I17)

PeterBenson: Thanks Doug, I took a look but could not find a definition.     (1I19)

PeterBenson: As in a definition we could add to an ISO standard     (1I20)

DougHolmes: We more or less came to the same conclusion.     (1I21)

MikeBennett: Indeed te communique says "The goal of the Ontology Summit is not to establish     (1I22)

a definitive definition of the word "ontology", which has proved extremely     (1I23)

challenging due to the diversity of artifacts it can refer to"     (1I24)

PeterBenson: hmm.. if we can not define it do we know what we are talking about?     (1I25)

PeterYim: Q1: who else should get involved?     (1I26)

PeterBenson: NATO AC/135     (1I27)

MikeBennett: UN/CEFACT     (1I28)

PeterYim: BillMcCarthy is already on our organizing committee and will be our liaison to UN/CEFACT     (1I29)

PeterBenson: The chair of AC/135 is George Bond he is on our board - so yes I will be glad to contact him     (1I30)

RexBrooks: We already have NCOR, but it would be good to have both BarrySmith and MarkMusen.     (1I31)

PeterYim: Yes, we do have both of them (BarrySmith and MarkMusen) on the organizing committee already.     (1I32)

DougHolmes: It seems to me that it would be good to have at least some representative     (1I33)

of the GIS community [e.g. GML]     (1I34)

PeterBenson: If you are looking for UN/CEFACT then you may want to ask TC 154     (1I35)

BillMcCarthy: I can talk to my co-convenor for the accounting interoperability summit Roger Debreceny     (1I36)

with the purpose of including XBRL     (1I37)

MikeBennett: EDM Council of course     (1I38)

PeterBenson: TC 37 would be a natural as they deal with terminology     (1I39)

DougHolmes: In the spirit of brainstorming, there are also some de-facto standards, such as     (1I40)

Dublin Core and FOAF that seem to be "ontological"     (1I41)

TrishWhetzel: SKOS is another     (1I42)

PeterYim: EdDodds suggested XBRL and UDEF too     (1I43)

MikeBennett: SUMO - IEEE     (1I44)

DougHolmes: And, a number of architecture standards [e.g. FEAF, DODAF, etc.]     (1I45)

TrishWhetzel: Will the ISO groups by default bring in the grid folks, ie caGrid?     (1I46)

KenBaclawski: As I mentioned in my introduction, I have been working with the CEA-2018 standard.     (1I47)

The standard is a general task planning standard which could have applications in     (1I48)

many domains, but was developed for consumer electronics. My contact with the     (1I49)

standards committee is Chuck Rich at WPI, and I will try to get him to participate.     (1I50)

PeterYim: Q2: how could we partition this year's discourse? - i.e. framing the conversation     (1I51)

MikeBennett: Ontology development methodologies     (1I52)

PeterBenson: Does this mean you are keeping "information" in the title?     (1I53)

DougHolmes: 1. What is the role of an ontology in establishing a standard?     (1I54)

2. What kind of constraints or rules [standards?] should be applied to     (1I55)

ontologies that are used to establish a standard?     (1I56)

KurtConrad: Not clear on what you mean by "partition"     (1I57)

PeterBenson: The ISO definition of "data" is the representation of information -     (1I58)

PeterBenson: There are no "information standard" that I know of     (1I59)

MatthewWest: Standards (amongst other things) provide definitions and authoritative sources for     (1I60)

identification of standard objects. Ontology is a natural next step for that,     (1I61)

whether the standards are information standards or not.     (1I62)

Standards themselves are information.     (1I63)

MikeBennett: You might want to look at a breakdown of the different kind of animals that are     (1I64)

referred to as standards in different industries, for example some are message standards     (1I65)

(XML or otherwise), some are data models and so on. Should there be a partition on this?     (1I66)

Also some standards mandate business workflow and so on.     (1I67)

KenBaclawski: A lot of standards are being expressed in XML Schema or RELAX NG.     (1I68)

CEA-2018 is expressed in RELAX NG. Are these already ontologies?     (1I69)

PeterBenson: I agree that ontologies could be the next step in the representation of information     (1I70)

hence my request for a definition of the term ontology as this may provide the     (1I71)

natural partition of the debate     (1I72)

PeterYim: input from DavidPrice: what are "today's" (as opposed to "next generation") standards,     (1I73)

and which parts of it lends to ontological representation with today's technology;     (1I74)

and which parts require research to bring us to the future.     (1I75)

DavidLeal: Standards that define a pipe thread or a material test method (two examples at random)     (1I76)

are currently expressed as text. We need to educate standardisation communities that     (1I77)

are not involved with IT about ontologies.     (1I78)

RexBrooks: Earlier in the chat, I suggested: One partition that I think would be helpful is     (1I79)

a survey of existing ontological representations of standards.     (1I80)

I also cited: The OASIS Semantic Execution Environment Technical Committee (SEE TC)     (1I81)

released a Public Review draft of its Reference Ontology for Service Oriented Architecture     (1I82)

PeterBenson: computer processable standards?     (1I84)

PeterYim: Q3: suggestions for developing a "Roadmap" as a key deliverable     (1I85)

DavidLeal: Peter - that what I was attempting to say, but most standardisation communities     (1I86)

do not know what is possible.     (1I87)

MatthewWest: Web 1, Web 2, Web 3 history and predictions, provide a startpoint for a road map.     (1I88)

PeterBenson: Sounds like a previous Ontology Summit sought to addressed the question of what is     (1I89)

an ontology without coming up with a definitive answer, working towards defining classes     (1I90)

of ontologies would be useful     (1I91)

RexBrooks: The Semantic Spectrum that Leo introduced several years ago is still viable as     (1I92)

a type of roadmap in the sense that we can compare where we are in terms of     (1I93)

expressivity versus how computable the otnological representations are.     (1I94)

DougHolmes: Peter, I think if you qualify that as an "artifact for defining standards", it might     (1I95)

be a tractable goal     (1I96)

MikeBennett: That suggests another stream which would be how to present ontology information in a     (1I97)

non IT format. Is that something that should be on the roadmap?     (1I98)

PeterBenson: He rest of the world is a pretty large audience, can we be a little bit more precise     (1I99)

PeterBenson: so explaining what an ontology is would be a good goal     (1I100)

MikeBennett: One possible audience: those responsible for maintaining standards.     (1I101)

Specifically industry (content) standards where the business content is often     (1I102)

not captured because the technical people developing the standard are not strong     (1I103)

on requirements management.     (1I104)

DougHolmes: Peter, I think explaining what an ontology is in the context of using it to define     (1I105)

a standard is a reasonable goal; if we don't constrain it like that, we'll just     (1I106)

repeat the 2007 experience...     (1I107)

PeterBenson: By that definition ISO 22745-30 is a specification of how to express an ontology in XML     (1I108)

PeterBenson: The ISO 13584 is developing ontoML     (1I109)

PeterBenson: The ISO 13584 team is developing ontoML     (1I110)

PeterBenson: Doug, I agree with you     (1I111)

MatthewWest: We need to look at standards expressed as ontologies as well as standard ontologies.     (1I112)

DavidLeal: An area in which it would be good to have a success is LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) data.     (1I113)

There have been attempt to create an ontology corresponding to the standard ISO 14048.     (1I114)

The team at the EU JRC in Ispra would be interested.     (1I115)

BillMcCarthy: The Open-edi accounting and economic ontology (ISO/IEC 15944-4) is expressed in UML     (1I116)

MatthewWest: What I mean is that we need to focus on standard expressed as ontologies rather     (1I117)

than standard ontologies or ontology languages.     (1I118)

PeterBenson: Is everything expressed in UML an ontology?     (1I119)

PeterYim: Q4: process suggestions?     (1I120)

PeterBenson: if we are dealing with a large group trying to come to consensus a variation of     (1I121)

Robert's rules of order may work. The requirement that a motion must be put in     (1I122)

play tends to help focus the discussion     (1I123)

PeterYim: input from MarkMusen: we should have the Communique pretty much into "final draft"     (1I124)

(if not already done) by the time we all walk into the face-to-face workshop     (1I125)

... we could use the F2F time more wisely     (1I126)

PeterYim: we should get people to involve early .. and definitely to be cognizant that this     (1I127)

is a 3-month affair and NOT a 2-day conference     (1I128)

FabianNeuhaus: I support Mark's point, during the last summit people who did not participate     (1I129)

until the face-to-face meeting made last minute requests for changes which     (1I130)

derailed the schedule for the Summit     (1I131)

PeterBenson: Inviting people who may not want to "participate" but may be willing to review     (1I132)

the output may be worth considering.     (1I133)

KenBaclawski: Capturing the rationales for the parts of a communique would help prevent     (1I134)

participants from recapitulating the debate that resulted in the draft communique.     (1I135)

PeterBenson: It should be possible to create a "voting" comunity     (1I136)

PeterYim: Q5: any other suggestions?     (1I137)

MikeBennett: I think that if you want to have a clear message for industry standards owners,     (1I138)

there should be some consistent definition of what an ontology is, including some     (1I139)

consistent approach to what would be defined as good ontology for the content of     (1I140)

that standard.     (1I141)

PeterBenson: absolutely     (1I142)

KenBaclawski: Have we started asking individuals to select roles in the summit planning,     (1I143)

organization and logistics?     (1I144)

PeterYim: we'll be putting up the [ontology-summit] mailing list ... those who are involved     (1I145)

(or responded to) today's sesion will automatically be subscribed.     (1I146)

DougHolmes: Adios     (1I147)

PeterYim: Thanks everyone ... meeting adjourned 2008.12.18-12:06pm PST     (1I148)

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