Ontolog Forum

Session Planning
Duration 1 hour
Date/Time August 28 2019 16:00 GMT
9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT
5:00pm BST/6:00pm CEST
Convener Ken Baclawski

Ontology Summit 2020 Planning Session


Conference Call Information

  • Date: Wednesday, 28-August-2019
  • Start Time: 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EDT / 6:00pm CEST / 5:00pm BST / 1600 UTC
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[12:09] David Eddy:

[12:11] David Eddy: that link to an article posted to Ontolog Forum email list

[12:25] ToddSchneider: Kenneth provided his book report on 'Exploiting Linked Data and Knowledge Graphs ion Large Organizations'

[12:25] RaviSharma: Ken described a collection of papers on knowledge graph (pre publication) that tries to define Knowledge Graphs - editors Jeff Z Pan et al.

[12:27] ToddSchneider:

[12:31] RaviSharma: Todd - DOD towards model based engineering?

[12:32] ToddSchneider: Ravi, yes.

[12:33] David Eddy: Murphy & Yates "Engineering Rules"... history of standards setting efforts since late 1800s.

[12:39] RaviSharma: Ken - an overview limited to one type (namely RDF and OWL) in this book (review) and it can be a reference, for our topic, articles are high level, medical or healthcare use cases etc.

[12:41] RaviSharma: Jans Aasman next week

[12:41] RaviSharma: Todd I have same as of June

[12:42] RaviSharma: John Sept 11,

[12:44] David Eddy: neither is English a strong point for most native English speakers.

[12:45] David Eddy: Todd... which makes my core point... everyone comes to the table with different life experiences & difference (mental) dictionaries.

[12:45] ToddSchneider: the state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed

[12:46] Gary: First author, Jeff Pan of that KG book has set of slides (100+) is at

[12:47] RaviSharma: Thanks Gary

[12:48] Gary: Jeff Pan initial def of KG - A knowledge graph is a set of interconnected typed entities and their attributes.

[12:54] David Eddy: Do understand there are some 73 degree granting institutions in Boston area.

[12:57] RaviSharma1: Gary - So we keep discussing and documenting the definition of Knowledge Graphs by different speakers

[12:58] RaviSharma1: where else can we advertise?

[13:00] RaviSharma1: Ram - Washington Academy, Todd IAOA,

[13:10] RaviSharma1: Ram - Guha

[13:10] RaviSharma1:

[13:10] Ram D. Sriram:

[13:11] Gary: NSF contacts:

  • W. Douglas Phone: 703-292-2497
  • Lara Phone: 703-292-7049
  • Evan Phone: 703-292-4305
  • Nancy Phone: 703-292-7236

[13:12] RaviSharma:

[13:13] RaviSharma: Ram and Gary - we need more participants as well from these forums

[13:13] Ken Baclawski: I will try to contact Amit Sheth. Other possible speakers at the introductory series: Guha, Yolanda Gil

[13:13] Gary: Presentations from the OKN meeting at NIH

  • Building a Knowledge Graph for Earth Science, Rahul Ramachandran, Jia Zhang, Tsengdar Lee
  • DARPA and Data: A Portfolio Overview, William C. Regli, Brian Pierce
  • Knowledge Networks in Biomedicine, Sergio E Baranzini, University of California
  • Manufacturing, Barry Smith
  • Open Knowledge Network, Andrew W. Moore, Ramanathan V. Guha
  • Open Knowledge Network: Recap & Some Related Work at NSF, Chaitanya Baru
  • Open Knowledge Networks for Geosciences, Sustainability, and Convergent Research in Natural-Human Systems, Yolanda Gil, University of Southern California
  • Reflections on Data Science for Finance (Dsfin), Louiqa Raschid
  • Representing The Financial System, Mark D. Flood, Office of Financial Research
  • Role of NIST in Realizing OKN, Ram D. Sriram, National Institute of Standards and Technology

[13:15] RaviSharma: Ram - more on participant forums, let us all meet, Ram suggested Guha and Yolanda,

[13:17] RaviSharma: more a participatory forum than speakers who come speak but do not stay for other sessions

[13:18] RaviSharma: Gary thanks

[13:19] David Eddy: thx Ken


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