Participate in an Open Dialog in Ontology

Thu, 2009-12-17 13:49 -- Anonymous (not verified)

San Mateo, CA There are 10,000 public ontologies available to help make meaning around disciplinary concepts in almost every field. If you would like to learn more about semantics as they relate to the structure of your digital information you may want to participate in an open dialog in Ontology at the Ontolog Forum http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage. The Ontolog Community is an open, international, virtual community of practice with 650 members from 30 different countries moving towards establishing an “Open Ontology Repository.”
An ontology is a formal representation of a set of concepts that can be used to describe individuals, classes, attributes, and relationships within a domain and between those concepts. A simple example of an ontology is the Dublin Core metadata standard for describing most types of digital materials that consists of 15 basic metadata elements.
Peter Yim, Kurt Conrad and Leo Obrst are co-conveners of community where anyone is invited to to learn more about semantic structures and how they can create deeper meaning for information found on the Web. The Ontolog Recommended Reading Resource is useful for those who are interested in basic ontological information as well as hands-on help:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nidB

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