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Most Critical Task(s) At Hand

  • Refine the Project Agenda
    • Time availability
    • Expectations and known events occuring over the next 100 days
    • Candidate criteria for Proof or Failure of key "Concept": Ontologizing
    • Resources presented by Wiki
    • Resources presented by Ontolog
  • Refine Project questions and scope of answers (possibly a bibliography or webography?)
    • What do we mean by "Ontologizing"?
    • Who else is currently involved with "Ontologizing" interesting things?
    • What is the business case for Ontologized Bodies of Knowledge?
    • What are the tensions and distinctions between:
      • Natural, Semi-formal, and Formal Ontologies?
      • Ideal and Practical Taxonomies, Thesaurus, Conceptual Models, Formal Ontologies?
      • Are "Levels" of usage, maturity, net benefits useful to consider at this stage?

What's New

Key Date(s) to Note

  • Face to Face Session at Protege Conference, Stanford University, July 23, 2006
  • Ontolog Forum Agenda and Slides for Thursday, May 25th
  • project commencement: 2006.04.20

Project Mission

  • Design a roadmap from where we are today towards a taxonomy_thesaurus based means for some Users to access Ontolog's Body of Knowledge
    • Sketch 1 shows main pathways currently being explored (Google on "Ontologizing" for 12.8K hits)
    • Sketch 2 may show a selected pathway/method
    • Sketch 3 could show the schema etc for a working Taxo_Thesaurus Demonstration
    • Sketch 4 solves some individual or team's "nasty problem" with grace and elegance OR illustrates what NOT TO DO
  • Value Proposition (evolves)

Deliverables & Deadlines

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  • Sketch 2..... Week ___
  • Sketch 3..... Week ___
  • Sketch 4..... Week ___

Project Work-in-Progress

  • For the ConferenceCall_2006_09_07 discussion, Bob Smith produced his general outline, revised goals and revised "pattern trees" as follows, for discussion:
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Project Plan OUTLINE

  • Background (Issues of Access to this Body of Knowledge)
  • Assumptions about Requirements and Architecture
  • Developing an Ontolog Taxo-Thesaurus "Product"
    • Methodology Options and Criteria (See Ontology 101, revised)
    • Available Tools and their selection criteria
  • Work plan
  • Results to date
  • Lessons learned and future tasks

The Team

Discussion Archives & Shared-File Workspace


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    • Methodology studied and adopted by the Ontolog community for the UBL-Ontology project - see: Methodology

Conference Call, Meeting & Workshop