Welcome to our "open dialog in ontology"!
The Ontolog Forum is an open, international, virtual community of practice devoted to advancing the field of ontology, ontological engineering and semantic technology, and advocating their adoption into mainstream applications and international standards.
What is an ontology?
If you want to learn about ontologies, many resources are available on this wiki and elsewhere:
- The Forum is a mailing list where members can have conversations posted to the membership. See below for how to join the Forum.
- The Ontology Summit has produced a series of Communiqués covering a wide variety of topics relevant to the ontology community.
- The International Association for Ontology and its Application has links to educational resources, including:
Most weeks we have a virtual meeting on Wednesday at Noon US Eastern Time. Conference call information is available on the meeting page for the particular week.
- The format for the URL of a meeting page is
where "yyyy" is the year, "mm" is the month, and "dd" is the day of the month. For example, https://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2021_07_07 is the page for the meeting on 7 July 2021.
- Most meetings are recorded. The video recordings, slide presentations and other resources are available via links on the meeting pages.
- The document archives are stored on Amazon S3. Access requires credentials. These can be obtained on request from Ken Baclawski.
- This is an OPEN, virtual Community of Practice, operated by the community itself.
- Anyone who would like to participate and contribute in accordance with the Ontolog Forum Community Charter is welcome to join.
- To join us, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Participation must be in conformance to the IPR Policy and Contribution Guidelines and Policy
- There is no fee or cost to participate.
- All members should use their real names when posting to the forum, participating in a meeting or adding content to this wiki.
- To add content to this wiki, by adding new pages or updating existing pages, click on "Log in" and enter your password. Then follow the instructions.
- In particular, all members are encouraged to create, populate and maintain their namesake page on this wiki, so that others in the community can get to know them easily.
- The Ontolog Board of Trustees jointly oversee the activities of the Ontolog Community.
- If you have questions, please feel free to email one of the members of our Board of Trustees, like: Ken Baclawski or Matthew West.