Ontolog Forum

Session Modules and Patterns
Duration 1 hour
Date/Time 08 Mar 2023 17:00 GMT
9:00am PST/12:00pm EST
5:00pm GMT/6:00pm CST
Convener Gary Berg-Cross

Ontology Summit 2023 Modules and Patterns

Helping scientific researchers make better use of ontologies


Conference Call Information

  • Date: Wednesday, 08 Mar 2023
  • Start Time: 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST / 6:00pm CST / 5:00pm GMT / 1700 UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: 1 hour
  • Video Conference URL
    • Conference ID: 837 8041 8377
    • Passcode: 323309
  • Chat Room

The unabbreviated URLs are:



[12:03] RaviSharma: hello everyone welcome to second part.

[12:08] James Overton: Ken has posted the slides on the wiki page:

[12:18] Michael DeBellis: There is a large corpus of work on software patterns in the OOP and Agile world: Martin Fowler, Ralph Johnson, and many others. Have you guys looked at that work and seen what might be leveraged from it?

[12:26] James Overton: My two cents: I'm familiar with the most famous Object Oriented Programming (OOP) Design Patterns books, but in my experience the similarity to ontology design patterns is only skin deep. It would be nice to find a stronger connection between the two.

[12:26] Gary Berg-Cross: @ Michael D - yes, early on the connection to SW dev techniques was used - example "Engineering Ontologies with Patterns

The eXtreme Design Methodology"

[12:29] Michael DeBellis: Gary, sounds interesting, I'll check out that paper. thanks.

[12:30] Gary Berg-Cross: Karl will probably talk about this (eXtreme Design Methodology) next week

[12:31] Michael DeBellis: Excellent

[12:38] Gary Berg-Cross: "cell" used in this example is not a Bio cell but a geo-cell. Much confusion at the human level is possible with these labels.

[12:49] Nico: Gary, in addition to what James asked, what ontology projects do you know actually use ontology design patterns for practically during development?

[12:54] Hande McGinty: I agree.

[12:56] Nico: Thank you for the session!

[13:00] Hande McGinty: Thank you all

[13:01] James Overton: Thanks Cogan, Gary, and Ken!

[13:01] Raymond Lee: Thank you!

[13:01] Dalia Varanka: thank you, everyone

Added by Ken Baclawski: Next week will continue the topic of ontology design patterns. Be sure to ask your questions at that session.

Added by Bobbin Teegarden: Take a look at our book Cognitive Patterns, available free on the web ( Uses Esprit KADS patterns for modeling systems, not ontologies directly but combining little graphs to make holonic systems. KADS patterns are like little thought patterns.


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