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Good Reads and Resources - Recommended by Ontolog Members

Please list the recommendations with their title, author, and web link. Kindly identify the person making the recommendation, and either provide the link to a dated context when that recommendation was given, or simply make a short statement why the piece is recommended and then date the recommendation. --ppy / Aug.2004

Recommendations made on this page should be reviewed and made by someone other than the author. Of course, one is welcomed to recommend one's own work on his/her namesake page. --ppy / Mar. 2005

Pertinent Theory, Knowledge Representation & Ontological Engineering

..."please add new recommendations, or start new sections here, or below" ...

Ontology & Ontological Engineering for Standards and Related Resources

  • An encyclopedia of nearly 400 pages on Knowledge Management and IT terms, definitions and acronyms compiled by a Navy Program Executive Office for Information Technology and based on first hand experience. It is written by Neal J. Pollack and appears to based on a 1987 original publication with considerable updates. The definitions are well written and exampled and includes weblinks to additional resources as well as other published resources. Also and for no apparent reason is included with every definition is a whimsical saying that is great for thought and laughs and the source for each is included. -- recommended by Cecelia Hickel, 2004.06.23
  • Here is a website for comparing the XML-based eCommerce standards to pre-existing standards ASC X12 which boasts more than 315 electronic data interchange (EDI) transaction sets, developed, integrated and tested over the last 25 years. However, this "Standards Effort" appears to be a somewhat of a counter effort to the ebXML in that while in agreement to follow the ebXML standards, the X12 version includes additional structures in their components while claiming X12 is more defined as to meanings of semantics. -- recommended by Cecelia Hickel, 2004.06.23

Articles and Resources on Ontology Applications

Ontological Engineering for Healthcare Industry / Health Sciences / Medical Informatics and Related Resources

  • "Introduction to Biomedical Ontologies" - an 8-unit course (in streaming video, with accompanying slides) providing a basic introduction to ontology, with special reference to applications in the field of biomedical research. It is designed to be of interest to both philosophers and those with a background in the life sciences. by Barry Smith / NCBO - recommended by Peter P. Yim / 2008.06.07

E-Government and Related Resources

(This section was initiated by Cecelia Hickel in her post of June 3, 2004 under the subject "e-Gov Links of Interest". All links came from that post, unless otherwise identified. -- Thanks, Cecelia.)

  • eGov
  • eGov Affiliated Websites
    • The Business Partner Network
    • - This site is a searchable directory of government wide acquisition contracts (GWACs), multi-agency contracts, Federal Supply Schedule contracts, or any other procurement instrument intended for use by multiple agencies, including Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) against Federal Supply Schedule contracts. This site serves as a market research and planning tool, enabling agencies to explore the use of existing multi-agency contracting vehicles to satisfy their requirements before developing new contracts.
    • The Excluded Parties Listing System
    • - this is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.
    • - (Federal Technical Data Solution) this is an online dissemination solution designed to safeguard sensitive acquisition related information for use by all Federal Agencies and their approved business partners.
    • - The FPDS is the central repository of statistical information on federal contracting. It contains detailed information on contract actions of more than $25,000 and summary data on procurements of less that $25,000. The new system, FPDS-NG, will integrate with every government procurement system in real time.
    • - Past Performance Information Retrieval System
    • - Wage Determinations OnLine Program
  • eGov Technical and Information Resource Links
    • A webpage of publication and presentation archives of the CIO Council AIC Web-Services Working Group by month/year dating back to Dec. 2002. It has a search function.
    • "A registry/repository is a means to discover and retrieve documents, templates, and software (i.e., objects and resources) over the Internet. The registry is used to discover the object. It provides information about the object, including its location. A repository is where the object resides for retrieval by users."
    • Government / Industry Data Mart (GIDM), the portal for government/industry data exchange. Through these pages, you have access to several massive data sources and portals which backbone the eGov.
    • Go here and download a 1000+ page catalog the US government uses to refer to open source software. Includes contacts and software descriptions. Also, you can add your software here.
  • Intergovernmental Collaboration
  • Pilot Programs
    • Overview of the funded pilot program and requirements given by BrandNiemann. "The pilot funding options are as follows: (1) AIC Budget (limited), (2) Industry Advisory Council (IAC) services, (3) Participating Agencies, and (4) Venture Capitalists."


Ontolog Review of Books (and Stuff)

(This is a potential new project initiated by Bob Smith, with support from Pat Cassidy, and ...)

  • ORB (the Ontolog Review of Books and Stuff) initiated at our 2004-09-02 conference call will start with Jeff Pollock and RalphHodgson's new book. The intent is to provide concise overview and fact lists for busy ontology engineers and managers. Page references and Project details to follow....BobSmith
  • Short and "pointy" review of the Sept. 8-9th Semantic Technologies for eGovernment Conference by Harper's Paul Ford. We might want to discuss what he left out. Suggested by Bob Smith WikiProcessGuide