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SSN-XG Meeting Reminder 1-July-2009

From: <Holger.Neuhaus@csiro.au>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:27:24 +1000
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Hi all,

Our regular weekly telephone conference ('week a') will be tomorrow:

Wednesday 20:00-21:00 UTC (4:00pm-5:00pm Boston local)
Your time:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=07&day=01&year=2009&hour=20&min=00&sec=0&p1=0

Zakim Bridge +1.617.761.6200, conference 7769 ("SSNX")
15 participants

As discussed in our last week's meeting, this telephone conference is dedicated to the review of existing ontologies. I have put John's email on the process below; there are still some ontologies/data schemas at http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/SSN_Key_Ontologies_Reference_List that haven't found a presenter, yet. Danh has put a nice and short list of questions on the Wiki (see http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/OntoSensor_Review) which could be used as a guideline.

Looking forward to "seeing" you there.

Cheers,
Holger


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All,

This email contains a description of the process we'll start with for
the Ontology development, and a request for volunteers. Please take a
quick look now to see if you can help out.

To begin creating an ontology, the Semantic Sensor Net Ontology work
product [1] wanted to start with a quick review of existing
ontologies, selecting the best material from one or several as our
starting point.  There are several lists of ontologies and similar
references that may be useful [2,3,4].

We are trying to put the key ones to consider in our Ontology list
[5]; I heard of one more this morning, it can be added to this list.
Anyone is welcome to nominate any other information source before the
meeting (especially if you can help talk about it).

At the next meeting (Wed July 1), we would like to briefly review each
of these ontologies, describing key characteristics of each for our
purposes. To do this, we will need a volunteer to talk about each
ontology (less than 5 minutes each).  Some folks have already been,
umm, volunteered, as shown on the list at [5].

We are thinking certain attributes should be mentioned about each
ontology, as it is presented. A notional list of these attributes has
been created [6]; please feel free to edit or comment on this list.
In addition, if you are presenting, it would help if you could look
over the ontology enough to be familiar with it, and answer other
simple questions that may come up.

If you have any questions, please contact me.  If you are willing to
talk about one (or more!) of these ontologies, please contact me or
put your name on the list [5].  Thanks very much for any help you can
provide.

John


[1] Ontology Work Product page: http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Semantic_Sensor_Net_Ontology
[2] MMI Sensor-related ontologies: http://marinemetadata.org/sensorontologies
[3] MMI Device Ontology group ontologies page (graphical): http://marinemetadata.org/community/teams/ontdevices/ontdevrel
[4] SSN Communities list (several indirectly related ontologies): http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Communities
[5] SSN Key Ontologies Reference List: http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/SSN_Key_Ontologies_Reference_List
[6] SSN Key Ontology Attributes: http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/SSN_Suggested_Key_Ontology_Intro_Attributes
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Dr. Holger Neuhaus

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