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Re: Open Call for Use Cases

From: Aldo Gangemi <aldo.gangemi@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:16:52 +0100
Message-Id: <AE56ADC2-2E86-4BAC-8E15-34217664E6F5@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-ontolex@w3.org" <public-ontolex@w3.org>
To: Jorge Gracia <jgracia@fi.upm.es>
Another one: the skos-xl community [1]

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-xl.html

Inviato da Aldo

Il giorno 22/mar/2012, alle ore 14:56, Jorge Gracia <jgracia@fi.upm.es> ha scritto:

> Hi Philipp,
> 
> Let me this last minute addition to the lists (I can post it there myself):
> 
> DCMI Vocabulary Management Community
> http://dublincore.org/groups/vocabulary-management/
> 
> Regards,
> Jorge
> 
> 2012/3/22 Paul Buitelaar <paul.buitelaar@deri.org>:
>> Philipp, I will also post at relevant LinkedIn groups:
>> 
>> - Semantic Technologies Group
>> - Natural Language Processing
>> - Semantic Search
>> 
>> 
>> Paul
>> 
>> 
>> Op 22/03/2012 11:08, Philipp Cimiano schreef:
>>> 
>>> Dear all,
>>> 
>>>  thanks for all your feedback. I have changed the text according to
>>> your suggestions. You will find it below. I have not included specific
>>> research groups here as I assume that you will circulate the call in
>>> your own groups (UPM, DERI etc.) as well as reasearch groups that work
>>> on related topics.
>>> 
>>> The target group is now the following:
>>> 
>>> Projects:
>>> 
>>> - Metanet -> Nicoletta
>>> - Flarenet -> Nicoletta
>>> - Molto Project -> Paul
>>> - Multilingual Web WG -> Felix
>>> - IKS -> Aldo
>>> - LOD2 -> Philipp (via Sören Auer)
>>> - DARPA's Machine Reading -> Philipp
>>> - Open Information Extraction -> Philipp (Oren Etzioni)
>>> 
>>> Companies
>>> 
>>> - SAP -> Philipp
>>> - IBM -> Philipp
>>> - Elsevier -> Philipp (Veronique Malaise)
>>> - Mondeca -> Paul (Bernard Vatant)
>>> - Semantic Web Company -> Emilio
>>> - Zemanta -> Philipp (Andraz Tori)
>>> - OpenAmplify -> Aldo
>>> - Alchemy -> Aldo
>>> - Expert System -> Philipp (Nico Lavarini)
>>> - SAS -> Philipp
>>> 
>>> Mailinglists:
>>> 
>>> - DBWorld -> Philipp
>>> - Semweb@w3c -> Philipp
>>> - Corpora list -> Paul
>>> - Linguist list -> Philipp
>>> - ELRA -> Nicoletta
>>> - Open Linguistics -> John
>>> - ontolog-forum@ontolog.cim3.net -> Paul
>>> - Red Linked Data -> Jorge
>>> - SemWebSpain -> Jorge
>>> 
>>> - Associations
>>> - ATALA -> Maxime
>>> - Web Semantique -> Maxime
>>> - ACL (not sure, Maxime: why do you think this would be interesting to
>>> ACL? We are reaching most of the ACL community through the corpora and
>>> linguistlists anyway, right?)
>>> 
>>> Could I kindly ask all of you to send the call to the above lists etc.
>>> this week? Please confirm that you have sent it so that I can keep track
>>> of where the call has been sent to.
>>> 
>>> Now we will start working on the requirements on the model.
>>> 
>>> Best regards,
>>> 
>>> Philipp
>>> 
>>> ==================================================
>>> 
>>> *Call for use cases for the ontology-lexicon model *
>>> 
>>> 
>>> The W3C Community Group on Ontology Lexica [1] has started its work in
>>> December 2011.
>>> 
>>> *** Motivation ***
>>> 
>>> Ontologies have numerous applications and they represent the conceptual
>>> backbone of the Semantic Web. In fact, significant work has gone into
>>> standardization efforts under the auspices of the W3C to produce
>>> recommendations for data and knowledge representation languages, i.e.
>>> the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language
>>> (OWL). However, current web-based knowledge representation languages
>>> such as OWL and RDF(S) lack the rich linguistic grounding that is
>>> required for language-mediated access to ontologies. OWL and RDF(S) rely
>>> on a property rdfs:label to capture the relation between a vocabulary
>>> element and its (preferred) lexicalization in a given language. This
>>> lexicalization provides some kind of lexical anchor that makes the
>>> concept, property, individual etc. understandable to a user. The
>>> mechanisms for linguistic grounding available in OWL and RDF(S) are thus
>>> far from being able to capture the necessary linguistic and lexical
>>> information that NLP applications working with a particular ontology
>>> need. The mission of the Ontology-Lexicon community group is to develop
>>> a model for the linguistic grounding of ontologies which allows to
>>> represent lexical entries containing information about how ontology
>>> elements (classes, properties, individuals etc.) are realized in
>>> multiple languages. A more detailed overview of the scope and goal of
>>> the working group can be found at [3].
>>> 
>>> *** Open Call for Use Cases ***
>>> 
>>> With this call for use cases, we intend to expand the scope of our
>>> current use cases (see [2]) by including use cases that are inspired by
>>> more concrete and real applications.
>>> 
>>> We thus call for participation of industrial stakeholders and
>>> application developers in the Community Group by providing a description
>>> of a use case using the template found below.
>>> 
>>> By this, we offer interested parties the opportunity to participate in
>>> standardization activities that are relevant and potentially beneficial
>>> for their application development, and contribute their ideas to the
>>> process of creating a standard for the representation of ontology
>>> related lexicons.
>>> 
>>> We kindly ask you all to send the use case description to Philipp
>>> Cimiano (cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de) until May 3rd. Any questions
>>> or comments can be addressed to Philipp Cimiano at the above email
>>> address.
>>> 
>>> *** Participation in the Group ***
>>> 
>>> People interested in the group’s activities, discussion and
>>> teleconferences are welcome to join the group at [1].
>>> 
>>> [1] http://www.w3.org/community/ontolex/
>>> [2] http://www.w3.org/community/ontolex/wiki/Specification_of_Use_Cases
>>> [3]
>>> 
>>> http://www.w3.org/community/ontolex/wiki/Goals_and_Scope_of_Ontology-Lexica_Community_Group
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
> <TEMPLATE>
>>> 
>>> I. Motivation
>>> 
>>> This should contain a short motivation of the use case, including a
>>> description of the application context and why it is relevant to specify
>>> the meaning of words with respect to a given ontology in the context of
>>> the application.
>>> 
>>> II. Description of the use case
>>> 
>>> This section should describe the use case in more detail, specifying
>>> what the lexicon-ontology interface would need to look like from the
>>> point of view of the application and how the lexicon-ontology interface
>>> is exploited in the context of the given application. If available, the
>>> ontology for the application should be briefly described.
>>> 
>>> III. Limitations of existing models
>>> 
>>> This section should discuss existing models and their limitations with
>>> respect to the needs of the application in question.
>>> 
>>> IV. Example
>>> 
>>> This section should provide a concrete example illustrating what kind of
>>> knowledge should be stated in the lexicon-ontology interface from the
>>> point of view of the application and how it would be exploited by the
>>> application.
>>> 
>>> V. Requirements
>>> 
>>> This section is optional and might already advance concrete requirements
>>> on the lexicon-ontology model.
>>> 
>>> <TEMPLATE>
>>> 
>>> ==================================
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
>>> Semantic Computing Group
>>> Excellence Cluster - Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
>>> University of Bielefeld
>>> 
>>> Phone: +49 521 106 12249
>>> Fax: +49 521 106 12412
>>> Mail:cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
>>> 
>>> Room H-127
>>> Morgenbreede 39
>>> 33615 Bielefeld
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
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