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[ontac-forum] Re: ontac-forum Digest, Vol 8, Issue 35

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From: Ken Ewell <mitioke@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 20:24:11 -0500
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Thank you Patrick for those clarifying comments.    (01)

I think I have a model that should be considered alongside SUMO and 
other ontological resources, though I am still reviewing comments here 
about the nature of the capabilities being sought.  I think what I have 
to offer is much broader and may not be fit for the specialized and 
restricted domains being envisioned by members of the ONTAC-WG list.     (02)

On the other hand, we have a precise semantic model based on informal 
languages and it has been implemented in software.  This could be of 
interest to those in the COSMO-WG group and I think I would like to lurk 
in that list... if you would add my name.    (03)

Thank you and regards,    (04)

Ken Ewell    (05)

ontac-forum-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
....    (06)

>(3) To adopt or attempt to build a Common Semantic Model, which would
>be an upper ontology or lattice of ontologies that can provide precise
>specification of meanings of terms and concepts in any domain Knowledge
>Classification System.  If the ONTACWG community is large enough to
>provide a wide and representative base of developers and users of such
>a standard of meaning, so that its functionality can evolve over time,
>it could become a means for enabling a high level of semantic
>interoperability among those KCSs using it as the means to specify the
>meanings of their terms and concepts.
>   Discussions concerning the Common Semantic Model (COSMO) should be
>conducted primarily among the members of the COSMO-WG, which is open to
>participation from all ONTACWG members.  The notice from October 8th
>about the COSMO-WG is appended below.  The home page for the COSMO-WG
>is at:
>      http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?CosmoWG
>That page has pointers to other pages related to that task.  A proposal
>for the general direction of this effort, as well as other ONTACWG
>efforts is discussed in the ONTACWGworkPlan-3.doc in the directory:
>  http://colab.cim3.net/file/work/SICoP/ontac/administration/
>This proposal was created as the result of a meeting of ONTACWG members
>who attended the NCOR inauguration event in Buffalo on October 27th.
>There has been discussion on both the COSMO-WG list and the general
>list of issues related to the COSMO, such as John Sowa's suggestion for
>a "Unified Framework" (UF).  One proposal for the core of such a UF was
>made by myself (see
>http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?CosmoWG/TopLevel), but there have
>been no specific suggestions for modifications to that core.  There has
>been no discussion on the COSMO-WG mailing list since Thanksgiving.
>(4) Other
>The ONTACWG is a volunteer effort.  To my knowledge, no member is
>specifically funded to participate in this project.  Obtaining funding
>for these efforts would help speed up the work, and suggestions for
>likely sources of funds and how to get them will be welcome.
>Substantive and relevant suggestions concerning any of the ongoing
>ONTACWG projects, or suggestions for specific new initiatives, are
>welcome.  If it pertains to work that is the topic of one of the two
>sub-working groups (Registries or COSMO-WG), such suggestions should be
>made to those groups.  Of course, any issue likely to be of interest to
>a large number of ONTACWG members can be posted to the general forum.
>For most subscribers to the ONTACWG list, we have only e-mail
>addresses, but it is clear that the membership is very diverse.
>Patrick Cassidy
>MITRE Corporation
>260 Industrial Way
>Eatontown, NJ 07724
>Mail Stop: MNJE
>Phone: 732-578-6340
>Cell: 908-565-4053
>Fax: 732-578-6012
>Email: pcassidy@xxxxxxxxx
>*****  COSMO-WG notification
> =========  COSMO-WG notification from 10-8-2005 ===============
>ONTACWG:  Common Semantic Model Working Group
>One of the sub-working groups of ONTACWG that was formed at the Oct.
>5th meeting was the Common Semantic Model (COSMO) Working Group
>(COSMO-WG, until a better name is suggested).  There were a number at
>the meeting who did not indicate an interest in participating in the
>subgroup who will look into the issues of what Common Semantic Model to
>adopt, and how to do it; so I would suggest that these discussion be
>conducted by email among the subgroup, rather than by email to the
>whole list.  But the discussions will be open, and if anyone wants to
>just lurk and listen to the email discussions about the Common Semantic
>Model send a note to myself or the list, and your name will be added to
>the circulation list for those notes.
>We have begun to discuss how to approach the question of deciding on a
>COSMO, so if you have any interest in participating, please let me know
>ASAP.  Members may join or leave at any time, but we will want to make
>some progress as soon as possible, and some decisions may have to be
>made soon. 
>Current members of the WG are: 
>Eric Peterson; Dagobert Soergel; Roy Roebuck; Olivier Bodenreider; Pat
>Cassidy; Antoinette Arsic; James Schoening; Gary Berg-Cross; Adam Pease
>If your name is not on this list and you want to participate or listen
>in, send me a note.  There is one remote participant who indicated an
>interest, but the name was not clear over the telephone; please let me
>know who you are.
>========== End copy of 10-08-2005 note =============================
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