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
- What is an Ontology? --recommended by Peter P. Yim (this section was mainly contributed by LeoObrst)
- see also: posts from Peter P. Yim & LeoObrst 2005.03.02
- really good too, are the wikipedia articles on Ontology (computer science) and Ontology (philosophy) (--recommended: PeterYim/2005.02.01)
- Ontology Tools Survey, Revisited by Michael Denny (published July 14, 2004 on xml.com) along with Michael's Ontology Editor Survey 2004 Table (--recommended by Brand Niemann on the CEW#38 agenda)
- the original 2002 survey article and table: Ontology Building: A Survey of Editing Tools, by Michael Denny (published November 06, 2002 on xml.com) --recommended by Leo Obrst
- Tom Gruber: "What is an Ontology?" - "An ontology is a specification of a conceptualization." ... "Ontologies as a specification mechanism" ... (from "A Translation Approach to Portable Ontology Specifications" 1993)
- Natasha Noy & DeborahMcGuinness: "Ontology Development 101: A Guide to Creating Your First Ontology" (--recommended: Michael Daconta / 2003.03.25)
- Natasha Noy & SamsonTu: "Developing Ontologies with Protégé" --recommended by Brand Niemann
- Michael Daconta, Leo Obrst and Kevin Smith's book "The Semantic Web : A Guide to the Future of XML, Web Services, and Knowledge Management" --recommended by Bob Smith
- Standard Upper Ontology Knowledge Interchange Format (SUO-KIF) --recommended by Adam Pease, as being the "reader digest" version of the KIF language manual; should be a prerequisite to commencing formalization work converting UBL to SUO-KIF by extending SUMO.
- The Logic Book (by Bergmann, Moor & Nelson) --recommended by Chris Menzel
- Shaum's Outlines of Logic --recommended by Adam Pease
- Introduction to Logic --recommended by Adam Pease
- Some Ongoing KBS/Ontology Projects and Groups maintained by Peter Clark -- "a very comprehensive listing of available resources." (--recommended: Peter P. Yim / 2005.08.30)
- "Towards the Use of an Upper Ontology" - MITRE / Nov. 2004 (--recommended: Leo Obrst & Peter P. Yim / 2006.01.19)
- "Evaluating Reasoning Systems" by Conrad Bock, Michael Grüninger, Don Libes, Joshua Lubell & Eswaran Subrahmanian, 2006 - recommended by Steve Ray / 2007.02.22
- "COSMO: The Foundation Ontology for Interoprability" by Pat Cassidy - Micra / 2008 (--recommended (with qualification): John F. Sowa / 2009.05.30)
- "Channel Theory" by Barwise and others - The definitive reference on "Channel Theory" is Barwise and Seligman, Information Flow: The Logic of Distributed Systems, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
- A nice overview of channel theory and some related topics can be found online in the paper "Logics, Situations and Channels" by Australian logician Greg Restall
- the above references were recommended by Chris Menzel / 2008.07.30
..."please add new recommendations, or start new sections here, or below" ...
Ontology & Ontological Engineering for Standards and Related Resources
- http://www.dau.mil/pubs/pdf/know-it.pdf 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
- http://www.x12.org/x12org/index.cfm 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
- "4 Steps To Better SOA" - article on Dr. Dobb's 2009.10.24 - recommended by Ed Dodds / 2009.11.05
Ontological Engineering for Healthcare Industry / Health Sciences / Medical Informatics and Related Resources
- "Developing Medical Informatics Ontologies Using Protégé" - Tutorial materials for AMIA 2003 tutorial by Natasha Noy & SamsonTu - recommended by Brand Niemann / 2005.03.08
- "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.)
- http://www.results.gov/agenda/scorecard.html The most recent status reports of the eGov program beginning from 2002 forward.
- http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/egov/site_map.htm A composite of links relavent to the eGov initiative at all levels.
- eGov Affiliated Websites
- http://www.BPN.gov The Business Partner Network
- http://www.ContractDirectory.gov - 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.
- http://www.EPLS.gov The Excluded Parties Listing System
- http://www.FedBizOpps.gov - 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.
- http://www.FedTeDS.gov - (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.
- http://www.FPDS-NG.com - 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.
- http://www.PPIRS.gov - Past Performance Information Retrieval System
- http://www.WDOL.gov - Wage Determinations OnLine Program
- eGov Technical and Information Resource Links
- http://listserv.gsa.gov/archives/cioc-web-services.html 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.
- http://xml.gov/registries.asp "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."
- http://www.dlis.dla.mil/GIDM/default.asp 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.
- http://www.egovos.org/ 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
- http://www.web-services.gov/ Semantic XML Web Services Community of Practice homepage.
- http://colab.cim3.net/ A portal to the collaborative work environment for various pilot CoP's and "outpost" initiatives. (--link added: Peter P. Yim / 2004.09.26)
- Pilot Programs
- http://web-services.gov/et41703a.ppt 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."
- International Press Telecommunications Council
- http://iptc.cms.apa.at/cms/site/index.html?channel=CH0086 News Exchange Formats
- http://iptc.cms.apa.at/cms/site/index.html?channel=CH0088 NewsCodes
- http://iptc.cms.apa.at/cms/site/index.html?channel=CH0089 Photo MetaData
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
- http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/09/15/egov.html 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