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1 Emerging Ontology Showcase Ken Baclawski Northeastern University

2 (c) 2008 Ontolog Forum2 September 25, 2008 Ontology Landscape Swoogle reports over 10,000 ontologies Ontology Summit 2007 Survey Large diversity of communities Large number of purposes for ontologies Need for better communication Venue for presenting new ontologies Possibilities for cross-fertilization in diverse communities

3 (c) 2008 Ontolog Forum3 September 25, 2008 Communities Software Engineering Biomedical and Scientific Standards Development Business Industrial Linguistic Web 2.0

4 (c) 2008 Ontolog Forum4 September 25, 2008 Purposes Semantic interoperability and communication (14) Semantic integration (13) Logical reasoning (9) Machine interpretable/representable (9) Semantic classification (7) Semantic search and access (7) Adherence to the human domain (5) Reduction of cost and risk (5) Harvesting from legacy systems (3) Human collaboration (3) Modeling business processes (3) Semantic data modeling and relationships (3) Decision support (2) Sensemaking (2)

5 (c) 2008 Ontolog Forum5 September 25, 2008 Showcase Criteria New ontology or major new release New means in the last 6 months Emphasis is on ontology, not data or tools TBox rather than ABox (in DL language) Ontology not tool or website Standards are especially welcome 2 or 3 ontologies at each session

6 (c) 2008 Ontolog Forum6 September 25, 2008 Kickoff Meeting – 25-Sep-2008 Mike Bennett, EDMC Semantic Repository Mike Bergman, UMBEL

7 (c) 2008 Ontolog Forum7 September 25, 2008 Organizing Committee Ken Baclawski (co-champion) Mike Bennett (co-champion) Leo Obrst Kurt Conrad Peter Yim

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