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= The Ontolog Community  =
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'''Welcome to our "open dialog in ontology"!'''
  
Welcome to our "open dialog in ontology"! ... ''(ref. [[Ontolog]] in one [http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/work/presentation/ONTOLOG-intro_Dec-2013--PeterYim_20140116a.pdf slide])''  
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'''The Ontolog Forum is an open, international, virtual [[CommunityofPractice|community of practice]] devoted to advancing the field of ontology, ontological engineering and semantic technology, and advocating their adoption into mainstream applications and international standards.'''  
  
'''[[ONTOLOG]] (a.k.a. "Ontolog Forum") is an open, international, virtual [[CommunityofPractice|community of practice]] devoted to advancing the field of ontology, ontological engineering and semantic technology, and advocating their adoption into mainstream applications and international standards.'''
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== What is an ontology? ==
  
If you want to find out "'''What is an ontology?'''", '''[[ConferenceCall_2006_01_12|this]]''' would be a good start, ... '''[[WikiHomePage#Membership|joining us]]''' would help too!
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If you want to learn about ontologies, many resources are available on this wiki and elsewhere:
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* The [[OntologySummit|Ontology Summit]] has produced a series of Communiqués covering a wide variety of topics relevant to the ontology community.
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* The [https://iaoa.org International Association for Ontology and its Application] has links to educational resources, including:
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** [https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:Courses Courses around the world]
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** [https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:Educational_Material Educational Material]
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** [https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:Books Books]
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** [https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:Term_List Terms and their definitions as used in applied ontology]
  
The [[ONTOLOG_BoardOfTrustees|Ontolog Board of Trustees]] jointly oversee the activities of the Ontolog Community.
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== Weekly Meeting ==
  
== News & Announcements ==
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Most weeks we have a virtual meeting on Wednesday at Noon US Eastern Time. Conference call information is available on the meeting page for the particular week.
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* The format for the URL of a meeting page is
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  <nowiki>https://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_yyyy_mm_dd</nowiki>
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where "yyyy" is the year, "mm" is the month, and "dd" is the day of the month.  For example,
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[[ConferenceCall_2021_07_07|https://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2021_07_07]] is the page for the meeting on 7 July 2021.
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* Most meetings are recorded.  The video recordings, slide presentations and other resources are available via links on the meeting pages.
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* The document archives are stored on Amazon S3.  Access requires credentials.  These can be obtained on request from [mailto:kenbaclawski@gmail.com Ken Baclawski].
  
This year's Ontology Summit has now begun.  The theme is "Knowledge Graphs".  See [[OntologySummit2020]] for the details.
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== Membership ==
Every week on Wednesday we have a presentation and session at Noon US Eastern Time.
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''All Ontolog events are open. Anyone who is interested, or (better still) who may have something to contribute is welcome to join us. Kindly refer to individual event details on their respective session pages (which you can link to) below.  Please make sure you are aware of our IPR policy that is applicable, though, before participating.''
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== Discussion Forum Archives / File Workspace & Repository / Meetings & Conference Calls ==
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* This is an OPEN, virtual Community of Practice, operated by the community itself.
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* Anyone who would like to participate and contribute in accordance with the [[OntologCharter|Ontolog Forum Community Charter]] is welcome to join.
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* '''To join us''', please send an e-mail to [mailto:dr.matthew.west@gmail.com dr.matthew.west@gmail.com].
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** Participation must be in conformance to the [[IPR_Policy|IPR Policy]] and [[Policy|Contribution Guidelines and Policy]]
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** There is no fee or cost to participate.
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** All members should use their real names when posting to the forum, participating in a meeting or adding content to this wiki.
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** To add content to this wiki, by adding new pages or updating existing pages, click on "Log in" and enter your password. Then follow the instructions.
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** In particular, all members are encouraged to create, populate and maintain their namesake page on this wiki, so that others in the community can get to know them easily.
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* The [[ONTOLOG_BoardOfTrustees|Ontolog Board of Trustees]] jointly oversee the activities of the Ontolog Community.
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* If you have questions, please feel free to email one of the [[ONTOLOG_BoardOfTrustees#Board_Members|members of our Board of Trustees]], like: [mailto:kenbaclawski@gmail.com Ken Baclawski] or [mailto:dr.matthew.west@gmail.com Matthew West].
  
* [ontolog-forum] member mailing-list '''discussion archives''' - http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum
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** see archives of other mailing-lists (for announcements, projects, initiatives, co-located and incubated CoP's, etc.) hosted on our collaborative work environment - http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/
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* Meetings, Conference Calls & Workshops - [[Ontolog]]'s Master Event calendar: '''MeetingsCalls'''
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* File-Sharing Workspace / Document Archives are on Amazon S3.  This can be accessed using an S3 client.  For example, the S3 Browser is available for free from [http://s3browser.com/ s3browser.com].  Access requires credentials.  These can be obtained on request from [[KenBaclawski|Ken Baclawski]].
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== Charter of Ontolog (a.k.a. the "Ontolog Forum")  ==
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'''Ontolog is an open, international, virtual community of practice, whose membership will:'''
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* '''Discuss practical issues and strategies associated with the development and application of both formal and informal ontologies.'''
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* '''Identify ontological engineering approaches that might be applied to the UBL effort, as well as to the broader domain of eBusiness standardization efforts.'''
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* '''Strive to advance the field of ontological engineering and semantic technologies, and to help move them into main stream applications.'''
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See also: [[OntologCharter|Ontolog Charter]]
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== Communities of Practice Initiatives, Projects & Programs  ==
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* Regular Ontolog Community Activities ''(mostly virtual events)''
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** '''MeetingsCalls''' - weekly conference calls, workshops, ...
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*** Our '''regular weekly conference calls''' are on Thursdays starting 17:30 UTC (refer to the [[MeetingsCalls|Meetings Calls]] page for details). All meetings are open. Members of the community have a standing invitation to join us. When we do not have a scheduled event, the this time-slot will be used for operations planning and review by active members of the community.
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** '''Ontolog Invited Speaker Sessions, Panel Discussions and other related Events''' - please access the archived material (which forms the body of knowledge that this community is building together)by browsing our list of [[WikiHomePage|Past Events]] or our [[MeetingsCalls|Meetings Calls]] page.
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''To add a project or initiative (after starting it in accordance with our [[WikiHomePage|community process]]),
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please contact [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]] so he can add a bullet below with the project name, start
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a wiki homepage as well as the mailing list(s) and the shared-file directory for it.''
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''A [[TemplateProjectPage|project page template]] is available as an optional guide.''
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* '''UblOntology''' - UBL Ontology Project
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** '''[[ProtegeKIF]]''' - Protege-KIF Project
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** '''CctRepresentation''' - CCT-Representation: Modeling / Formalizing Representation of ebXML Core Component Types - Findings & Recommendations
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*** EIDX Semantic Harmonization Panel presentation & paper - ConferenceCall_2004_12_01
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*** ebXML CCTS v2.01 Feedback and Recommendations - sub-project to put together a response to UN/CEFACT - see: [[CctsResponse_V2pt01]]
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* '''NhinRfi''' - (US) National Health Information Network, Request for Information - project to put together a joint response
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** Health Ontology pilot and demonstration - see: [[HealthOntologyMapping]]
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* '''[[UpperOntologySummit]]''' - the Upper Ontology Summit, co-organized by Ontolog and NIST with major public upper ontology custodians and other conveners and sponsors - March 15, 2006 (and all activities leading up to it) - initializing the '''OntologySummit''' series, a 3-month program that has been run annually ever since!
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* '''OntologizingOntolog''' - Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge
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** '''[[OntologTaxoThesaurus]]''' - commenced on 2006.04.20 as a result of the discussion during ConferenceCall_2006_04_20
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* '''[[OntologyMeasurementEvaluation]]''' - Ontology Measurement and Evaluation - a joint NIST-Ontolog-NCOR initiative
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* '''[[DatabaseAndOntology]]''' - a mini-series of events focused on "Database and Ontology"
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* '''[[OntologyDrivenApplications]]''' - an inventory, assessment and ranking of ontology-driven applications ... see: [[OntologyDrivenApplications/TopFive]]
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* '''[[ONION]] - "ontologies In Ontology"''' - project to develop an ontological framework for IT Service Management (incorporating frameworks of ISO 20000 / COBIT / COSO extended by ISO Security Standards and aligned with OASIS BCM; thus SOA) ... ''more to come!''
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* '''OntologySummit2007''' - '''"Ontology, Taxonomy, Folksonomy: Understanding the Distinctions"'''
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* '''[[OKMDS]]''' - "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support: Making Better Decisions" - a joint NASA & Ontolog initiative, featuring a six-month mini-series of talks, panel discussions and online discourse in both 'real world' and 'virtual world' settings
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* '''[[OpenOntologyRepository]] ([[OOR]]) Initiative''' - founded 2008.01.03 - ref. ConferenceCall_2008_01_03
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* '''OntologySummit2008 - "Toward An Open Ontology Repository"'''
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* '''[[BuildingServicePerformance]]''' - an Ontolog project to formalize how we describe the Purpose(s) of a Facility and the associated services expected from the building systems. We hope to include the beginning of a compliance framework as well. That is, how to understand and capture if the services being provided are in accordance with required performance metrics.
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* '''SemanticWiki''' mini-series - ref. the program planning meeting at: ConferenceCall_2008_09_18
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* '''[[EmergingOntologyShowcase]]''' mini-series - kick-off session: ConferenceCall_2008_09_25
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* '''[[IAOA]]''' - International Association for Ontology and its Applications - est. 29-Apr-2009 (Trento, Italy)
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* '''OntologySummit2009 - "Toward Ontology-based Standards"'''
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* '''[http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?action=browse&id=OntologyBasedStandards&revision=8 [[OntologyBasedStandards]] - sample projects]''', identified during [[OntologySummit2009]]
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* '''[[UoM_Ontology_Standard]]''' - "Quanity and Unit of Measure Ontology-based Standard"
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* '''SOCoP''' - Spatial Ontology Community of Practice
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* '''OntologySummit2010 - "Creating the Ontologists of the Future"'''
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* '''[[SharingIntegratingOntologies]] ([[SIO]])''' - [[ConferenceCall_2010_03_16|commenced 2010.03.16]]
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* '''OntologySummit2011 - "Making the Case for Ontology"'''
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* '''[[OntoIOp]]''' - Ontology Integration and Interoperability Standard (ISO NP 17347)
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* '''[[OntologiesAndStandards]]''' - a Joint [[IAOA]]-[[OOR]]-[[Ontolog]] mini-series - kick-off session: ConferenceCall_2011_10_20
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* '''OntologySummit2012 - "Ontology for Big Systems"'''
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* '''[[ModelingBenchmarkChallenge]]''' - a project that came out of Ontology Summit 2012 - started Apr-2012
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* '''[[EarthScienceOntolog]]''' - a Joint EarthCube-Ontolog Mini-series on "Ontology and Semantic Technology for the Earth Science Community" - established: ConferenceCall_2012_06_21
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* '''[[CommonLogic_V2]]''' - established to bring about the revision of the [[CommonLogic|Common Logic]] standard after the meeting of ConferenceCall_2012_09_20
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* '''[[OntologyBasedStandards]]''' - a  Joint [[OASIS]]-[[OMG]]-[[ISO]]*-[[IAOA]]-[[OOR]]-[[Ontolog]] Initiative, launched: ConferenceCall_2012_10_25 .. (*various ISO working groups)
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* '''OntologySummit2013 - "Ontology Evaluation Across the Ontology Lifecycle"'''
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* '''[[RulesReasoningLP]] - "Ontology, Rules, and Logic Programming for Reasoning and Applications"'''; launched: ConferenceCall_2013_10_24
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* '''OntologySummit2014 - "Big Data and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology"'''
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= Ontolog Community Wiki  =
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This is the ONTOLOG Community Wiki, an integral part of its [[Collaborative Work Environment]] ("CWE").  The wiki is intended for use by trusted team and community members of Projects and Communities of Practice (CoP's) for collaborative documentation. What we have here is a read-and-write web, as opposed to the ordinary web pages that you can only read from with your browser. Treat this as the restaurant napkin that you can sketch on, to share your idea with people sitting around the table. Except, this time, the wiki is your napkin, and the people you are sharing your idea with can be all around the world, sitting in front of their computers (or other computing devices) connected to the Internet; and they don't even necessarily have to be there at the same time you are sketching.
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Please login (see: upper right corner, or create an account if you have not already done so) with a "WikiWord" styled user name (like "JaneDoe" or <nowiki>"AbrahamLincoln"</nowiki>) for yourself before you proceed with a wiki authoring/editing session. We also recommend the use of a password (just use something simple, as this is not a secured site) so that your identity does not get spoofed too easily. After log-in, the "Edit text of this page" link will be activated at the lower-left corner of every page on the wiki. Text formatting rules for this flavor of wiki can be found at the [http://community.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?TextFormattingRules [[TextFormattingRules]]] page.  For other guidelines to working with this Wiki, please read our [[WikiProcessGuide]] and [[WikiStyleGuide]]. First time users should read up on wikis at [[WhatIsaWiki]] and then play in the SandBox. If you are wondering what all that "" is about, take a look at PurpleNumbers.
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Editing of any wiki page can be done (after one has logged in) by loading that page on your browser, and then click on the "Edit text of this page" at the lower left corner of the page. Do your edits in the editing dialog box, then click on the "Save" button to update the page. Optionally, one may click on the "Preview" button to see what the new edits look like, or make an entry to "Summarize changes" to help you remember what that edit session entailed.
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== Noteworthy Events from the Past  ==
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Podcast of the audio archives for the recorded events below are available: 
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Subscribe to RSS feed using [http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/ iTunes], [http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Firefox] (with appropriate [http://plugins.yme.music.yahoo.com/ plug-in]), [http://www.podnova.com Podnova],
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or other podcast/RSS compatible, sites, client apps, and browsers by clicking [http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/resource/podcast/ontolog-podcast.xml here].
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e.g. For iPod users: one can discover our content from doing a search through the Apple Podcasts (via iTunes),
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or go straight to: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=120367007&s=143441
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== Membership  ==
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* The [[ONTOLOG]] community has been around for more than 10 years now. We currently have over 800 members in the community, coming from over 30 different countries (more than 120 locations) around the world. Our announcement list (which is subscribed to by both members, as well as non-members who want are kept posted on our community events) has more than 2000 subscribers. The Ontolog website currently gets about half-a-million page views each month.
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* New Members
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** this is an OPEN, virtual Community of Practice ("CoP"), operated by the community itself
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** anyone who would want to participate and contribute in accordance with this CoP's [[WikiHomePage|charter]], and consents to abide by its [[WikiHomePage|IPR policy]], [[WikiHomePage|contribution guidelines]] and other by-laws which the community shall set-forth, is welcomed to join. To date, there is no fee or cost to participate, except that members are expected to be team players and contribute to [[WikiHomePage|our mission]] as much as, and in whatever way they can.
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** all members should use their real names when transacting in the Ontolog community's collaborative work environment (CWE).
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*** '''to join us''', please send an e-mail to [mailto:dr.matthew.west@gmail.com dr.matthew.west@gmail.com] and [mailto:kenb@ccs.neu.edu kenb@ccs.neu.edu] confirming your desire to join the [ontolog-forum] (please indicate in your email whether you are participating as an active member or as an observer.)
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*** if you have questions, please feel free to email one of the [[ONTOLOG_BoardOfTrustees#Board_Members|members of our Board of Trustees]], like: [mailto:kenb@ccs.neu.edu Ken Baclawski], [mailto:dr.matthew.west@gmail.com Matthew West] or [mailto:lobrst@mitre.org Leo Obrst].
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* Membership categories - Active Members, Members & Observers (see [http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2003-03/msg00123.html discussion])
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* Members
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** all members are encouraged to create, populate and maintain thier namesake page on this wiki, so that others in the community can get to know them easily.
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*** a member's namesake page should be one with the person name's in WikiWord format (like, Ms. Jane Doe's namesake page would be JaneDoe).
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*** refer to the description [[WikiHomePage|above]] to create your namesake page (since it is probably the first time you will be editing on this wiki too.)
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*** '''Contribution Guidelines and Policy''':
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**** please ensure that your posts are relevant (to our [[WikiHomePage|Community Charter]]), and that it complies with our [[WikiHomePage|IPR Policy]].
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**** in all discourse and interaction,
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***** members shall stay civil and treat each other with respect and courtesy.
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***** members shall listen to the point of view of others and strive for consensus without eliminating the minority voice.
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**** unless specifically requested/solicited by other community member(s), please make sure any commercial- or self-promotion material or reference are strictly limited to one's namesake page or a short signature block, and nowhere else as far as our open collaborative work environment is concerned. The co-conveners reserve the right to relocate or remove such material from within the CWE, if deemed inappropriately done, to the extent that it affects the neutrality and commercial free work environment that this CWE is set out to be.
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*** we generally do not feature or present "proprietary" technology or content, unless under a specific waiver to our [[WikiHomePage|open IPR policy]] (which we occasionally do, say in specific panel discussions, alongside their "open" counterparts, to allow broader exposure of such content to the community.)
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** The "ontolog-member-survey-0" form is available online at http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/survey/ontolog0.html
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*** all new members (and those who have not had a chance to complete it) are '''requested to complete and submit [http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/survey/ontolog0.html this survey form]'''
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**** Here are some of the [http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/resource/survey/data/ontolog0-members/ responses] received to our member-survey (only periodically updated).
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**** A historic [http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/membership/MemberRecords.html membership profile] of those who joined us during the first few months of this community was compiled (back in 2003) by [[KurtConrad|Kurt Conrad]] based on members' self-introduction message posts, and/or their survey responses.
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** '''all members will be subscribed to the [ontolog-forum] mailing list'''. This is a medium traffic list (even 'high traffic' at times). Members who may feel inundated by the traffic can re-configure their message delivery to the 'digest' or 'no mail' mode (from the default of 'deliver to inbox' mode. One can switch back-and-forth between these modes as often as he/she prefers.)
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*** a member may choose to join the various ongoing [[WikiHomePage|projects]] that are run by the community - this takes the form of their getting subscribed to the specific project mailing list, and his/her participation at the project activities (like conference calls and online or off-line project work.)
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*** all list traffic will be archived and are publicly available. See: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/
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*** our announcement list, [ontolog-invitation], include both members and non-members. Anyone who wants to be posted on upcoming Ontolog events are welcomed to subscribe themselves by e-mailng: <ontolog-invitation-join[at]ontolog.cim3.net>
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== Community Process  ==
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* Process will be discussed and adopted among the "active" [ontolog] community members from time to time. "Observers" will not have voting rights to the establishment of the community process. (ref. [http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2002-09/msg00000.html#nid012 Sep-02 terms of reference])
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* in the absence of [ontolog] community established process, our process will default to the current OASIS TC Process - see: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php  (ref. [http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2002-09/msg00000.html#nid011 Sep-02 terms of reference])
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** the start and termination of an ontolog project or subproject should default to the OASIS TC & SC process (where Ontolog "projects" processes will map to OASIS "TC" processes).
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** in essence, a new project needs to be supported by at least 3 members, have a project charter or mission statement, a kick-off conference call (or meeting) and a project home page, to get officially launched.
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== Publications & Deliverables  ==
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* The Ontolog Community's '''Response to the UN/CEFACT Core Components Working Group's CCTS (Core Component Technical Specifications) v2.01''' solicitation for comments and candidate requirements for the next version -- [http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/work/CCT-Representation/CCTS_v2-01_Comments/CCTS_v2-01_Memo.pdf Memorandum] and [http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/work/CCT-Representation/CCTS_v2-01_Comments/CCT_Rep_Report_2005-01.pdf Report], dated Jan. 21, 2005.
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* The Ontolog Community's open '''[http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/work/health-ont/NHIN-RFI/NHIN_final-ontolog-rfi-response_20050118.doc Response to the National Health Information Network RFI]''' (of 2004.11.15), collaboratively authored by the '''NhinRfi response [[NhinRfi|team]]''', was delivered to the office of Dr. David Brailer, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, on Jan. 18, 2005.
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* The whitepaper "'''[http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/resource/presentation/EIDX_Semantic-Harmonization_20041201/Ontological_Expression_of_E-Business_Standards--KurtConrad-BoNewman-BobSmith_EIDX-20041201.pdf A Case for the Ontological Expression of E-Business Standards]'''" by [[KurtConrad|Kurt Conrad]], [[BoNewman|Bo Newman]] and [[BobSmith|Bob Smith]], is released at the Dec. 1, 2004 EIDX "Semantic Harmonization" Panel Session (Menlo Park, CA, USA). This paper is based on work of the Ontolog Forum and its [[CctRepresentation|CCT-Representation]] project.
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* "'''[http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/resource/workshop/jul-2004/2004-07-06_Ontolog-Workshop-at-Protege-Conference/Ontological_Basis_for_eBusiness_Standards--PeterYim_20040706.ppt Collaborating to Develop an Ontological Basis for E-Business Standards]'''" - presented by [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]] at the [[OntologWorkshop_July_2004|2nd Ontolog Face-to-face Meeting]] held at the [http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologWorkshop_July_2004/ProtegeOntologWorkshop_2004_07_06 workshop] entitled "Extending Enterprise Ontologies: Levels, Limits, and Tensions", as part of the [http://protege.stanford.edu/conference/2004/ 7th International Prot&eacute;g&eacute; Conference] on July 6, 2004 at the National Institute of Health (Bethesda, MD, USA.)
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* "'''[http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/pub/report/OntologUBLOntologyProjectReport--KurtConrad_20030428.pdf Ontolog - UBL Ontology Project Status Report]'''". Compiled by KurtConrad. First relased on 2003-04-28. The report summarizes the [ontolog-forum]'s progress-to-date and presented to the UBL TC. Full report available at http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/pub/report/OntologUBLOntologyProjectReport--KurtConrad_20030428.pdf
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== Resources  ==
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* see: [[RecommendedReadingResource]]
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* tarball of [ontolog-forum] message database can be found under: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/community/ontolog-forum-archive/
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** [ auth: ontolog-member/ontology ]
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* the Prot&eacute;g&eacute; wiki - http://protege.cim3.net/wiki/ & http://protegewiki.stanford.edu/index.php
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=== More about Collaborative Work Environments ("CWEs")  ===
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20030628110027/http://www.open-mag.com/2042683279.htm COMMUNITY WEBBOARD] by Nancy Cohen, Open Magazine
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* [http://www.linezine.com/3.1/features/msmcosp.htm Our Shared Playground - An Interview with Michael Schrage] by Marcia Conner, <nowiki>[[LiNE]] Zine</nowiki>
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* [http://cwe.cim3.net/file/pub/presentation/ET-FOSE-CIM3_presentation_20040324.ppt Leveraging Effective Collaboration in Communities & Open Distributed Teams] by [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]] of CIM3 (March 2004)
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* [http://community.cim3.net/file/resource/bootstrap/Towards-High-Performance-Organizations_augment-132811.htm Toward High-Performance Organizations: A Strategic Role for Groupware] by [[DougEngelbart|Doug Engelbart]] (June 1992)
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* ... more about wiki's - see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
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* ... about Purple Numbers - see: http://ps1.cim3.net/ps.php
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* Since we are using, predominantly, Open Source or Free Software in this CWE, the article: "[http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20031231092027900 Understanding Open Source Software]" by Mark Webbink, Esq. of Red Hat (published Dec. 31, 2003) should help explain what "open source sofwtare" is, and demystify some of the legal and intellectual property rights issues in software licensing.
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== Tools  ==
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* [[ToolsCollaboration|Tools Collaboration]]
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** in particular, for details on setting up connectivity to our shared-file workspace, see: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ToolsCollaboration#nidAVL
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* Working with [[PurpleNumbers|Purple Numbers]] - see: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiProcessGuide#nid189Q
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* Ontolog-cwe (collaborative work environment) site statistics:
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** the <ontolog.cim3.net> clustrMaps - http://clustrmaps.com/counter/maps.php?url=http://ontolog.cim3.net
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** site and download traffic - http://ontolog.cim3.net/webalizer/  [ auth: ontolog-member/ontology ]
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* [http://sigma.oor.net SIGMA Knowledge Engineering Environment] (by AdamPease)
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** http://sigma.oor.net/ ; or
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** http://sigma-01.oor.net/
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*** where one can directly call up specific terms, like: http://sigma-01.oor.net/Buffalo or http://sigma-01.oor.net/Process
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** refer to: [http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/resource/reference/SIGMA-kee/suo-kif.pdf SUO-KIF Manual] and [http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/resource/reference/SIGMA-kee/SigmaUserManual.pdf Sigma User Manual]
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* [http://virtual.cvut.cz/ksmsaWeb/main?page=about KSMSA Ontology Browser], by MichalSevcenko - an ontology browser for SUO-KIF, SUMO and [[WordNet]]; and supports the multiple language displays of SUMO.
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* Prot&eacute;g&eacute; - To download and install, visit http://protege.stanford.edu [http://protege.stanford.edu/download.html download page]
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* [[CODS]] - Collaborative Ontology Development Service - a joint [http://bmir.stanford.edu/ BMIR] / [http://www.cim3.com CIM3] project to develop the infrastructure to host an open Collaborative Ontology Development Service and Ontology Repository for the ontology community at large- see: http://protege.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?CODS
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* A survey on members' views on ontology tools and repository is being conducted
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** this "ontolog-tool-survey-1" form is available online at http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/survey/ontolog1.html
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*** all new members (and those who have not had a chance to complete it) is requested to fill-out and submit this survey form about ontology-tools they use or prefer
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** see interim survey results at http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2002-11/msg00035.html
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*** raw member survey responses can be found at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/resource/survey/data/ontolog1-tools/
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* LeoObrst's recommendation: [http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2002-11/msg00003.html Ontology Building: A Survey of Editing Tools], by Michael Denny (published November 06, 2002 on xml.com)
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** unless otherwise specified, content within the [ontolog-forum] collaborative work environment shall be subject to the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0) License or its successors
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Latest revision as of 22:55, 6 July 2021

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Welcome to our "open dialog in ontology"!     (1)

The Ontolog Forum is an open, international, virtual community of practice devoted to advancing the field of ontology, ontological engineering and semantic technology, and advocating their adoption into mainstream applications and international standards.     (2)

[edit] What is an ontology?     (3)

If you want to learn about ontologies, many resources are available on this wiki and elsewhere:     (3A)

[edit] Weekly Meeting     (4)

Most weeks we have a virtual meeting on Wednesday at Noon US Eastern Time. Conference call information is available on the meeting page for the particular week.     (4A)

 https://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_yyyy_mm_dd

where "yyyy" is the year, "mm" is the month, and "dd" is the day of the month. For example, https://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2021_07_07 is the page for the meeting on 7 July 2021.     (4C)

  • Most meetings are recorded. The video recordings, slide presentations and other resources are available via links on the meeting pages.     (4D)
  • The document archives are stored on Amazon S3. Access requires credentials. These can be obtained on request from Ken Baclawski.     (4E)

[edit] Membership     (5)