After two very successful "OntologySumit2014: Big Data and Semantic
Web Meet Applied Ontology" sessions last week and the week before, we
are pleased to invite you to join us this Thursday (Jan-30) for
session-03: "Making use of Ontologies: Tools, Services, and Techniques
- I." This session is hosted by Track-B, co-championed by Dr.
Christoph Lange and Professor Alan Rector. They will focus the
discourse on Tools, Services, and Techniques that enables our Use of
Please join us this Thursday at the Ontology Summit virtual session.
Thereafter, activities will be rolling out every week, until end
April, 2014. In particular, please join us every Thursday, when we
will be featuring panel sessions as part of the Ontology Summit 2014
* between now and end Apr-2014, we are planning to run virtual panel
sessions every Thursday at the same time window, ~ 2 Hrs, starting
9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST / 6:30pm CET / 17:30 UTC ... please mark your
*Register your attendance* by emailing <[hidden email]> off-line
or register yourself directly to the wiki session page. Please specify
the date of name of the session(s) you are registering for. ... RSVP!
******** OntologySummit2014 Session-03 ********
This session will begin with a short introduction, then briefing by:
* Dr. Christoph Lange (University of Bonn / Fraunhofer IAIS) - "An
Overview on the Track B focus "
* Professor Till Mossakowski (University of Magdeburg) - "Challenges
in Scaling Tools for Ontologies to the Semantic Web: Experiences with
Hets and OntoHub"
* Dr. Chris Welty (IBM Research) - "Inside the Mind of Watson – a
Question Answering Service Powered by the Web of Data and Ontologies"
* Professor Alan Rector (University of Manchester) - "Axioms &
Templates: Distinctions & Transformations amongst Ontologies, Frames,
& Information Models - or - OWL, UML, and Frames"
After the talks by the sepakers, there will be time for Q&A and an
open discussion among the panel and all participants.
This is our 9th Ontology Summit, an annual joint initiative by NIST,
Ontolog, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA & NCO_NITRD with the support of our
co-sponsors. The theme adopted for this Ontology Summit is: "Big
Data and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology."
Since the beginnings of the Semantic Web, ontologies have played key
roles in the design and deployment of new semantic technologies. Yet
over the years, the level of collaboration between the Semantic Web
and Applied Ontology communities has been much less than expected.
Within Big Data applications, ontologies appear to have had little
This year's Ontology Summit is an opportunity for building bridges
between the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Big Data, and Applied Ontology
communities. On the one hand, the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and Big
Data communities can bring a wide array of real problems (such as
performance and scalability challenges and the variety problem in Big
Data) and technologies (automated reasoning tools) that can make use
of ontologies. On the other hand, the Applied Ontology community can
bring a large body of common reusable content (ontologies) and
ontological analysis techniques. Identifying and overcoming ontology
engineering bottlenecks is critical for all communities.
OntologySummit2014 will pose and address the primary challenges in
these areas of interaction among the different communities. The Summit
activities will bring together insights and methods from these
different communities, synthesize new insights, and disseminate
knowledge across field boundaries.
Following earlier Ontology Summit practice, the synthesized results of
this season's discourse will be published as a Communique.
These sessions, like all Ontolog virtual events, are open and free of
charge. Anyone who is interested, or (better still) who may have
something to contribute, is welcome. Please refer to event details on
the session pages, to which the hyperlink is given above, where you
will find session agenda, conference call dial-in, slides and other
pertinent information. Please help us spread the word by relaying this
message to other relevant community mailing lists, and ask colleagues
of your who may also find these sessions to be of interest to come
*RSVP* by emailing Peter Yim at <[hidden email]> offline (or add
yourself directly to the session page if you are already an Ontolog or
Ontology Summit community member) so that we can prepare enough
resources to support everyone. [Please state clearly the date of the
session you are registering for in your email.] ... All respondents
will be subscribed (if they aren't already so) to the
[ontology-summit] mailing list so they are participate in the virtual