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Re: Open Call for Use Cases

From: Aldo Gangemi <aldo.gangemi@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:08:14 +0100
Cc: Aldo Gangemi <aldo.gangemi@gmail.com>, "public-ontolex@w3.org" <public-ontolex@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8CAF463A-498C-4AB1-AB97-F715ED68FF21@gmail.com>
To: Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
Thx for the reminder.
I'd also include the following companies as recipients:

- Zemanta
- OpenAmplify
- Alchemy
- Expert System (Italy)

and projects:

- DARPA's Machine Reading
- Open Information Extraction

Regarding the text of the call, it is ok with me. Only possible improvement is mentioning that the ontology-lexicon model can be used besides the case of integrating RDF-OWL and lexical knowledge. At least I'd mention its usage for interoperability across existing models and across existing encodings of lexical information (embedded or not),


On 21 Mar 2012, at 11:55, Philipp Cimiano wrote:

> Dear all,
>  this is a friendly reminder that your comments on the text for the open call for use cases are due today. Further suggestions for projects / mailinglists etc. to send this call to are also welcome.
> Best regards,
> Philipp.
> =======================================================
> Projects:
> - Metanet
> - Flarenet
> - Molto Project
> - Multilingual Web
> - IKS
> Companies
> - SAP
> - IBM
> - Elsevier
> - Mondeca 
> Mailinglists:
> - DBWorld
> - Semweb@w3c
> - Corpora list
> - Linguist list
> - ELRA
> - Open Linguistics
> =====================================
> Call for use cases for the ontology-lexicon model
> Since December 2011, the W3C Community Group on Ontology Lexica [1] has started its work.
> *** Motivation ***
> Ontologies have numerous applications and they represent the conceptual backbone of the Semantic Web. In fact, significant efforts have 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 representations 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 in some sense provides a 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 to 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 in more concrete and real applications.
> We thus call for participation by industrial stakeholders and application developers in the Community Group by providing a description of a use case along the template found below.
> By this, we offer interested parties to participate in relevant standardization activities and have the chance to contribute with their ideas to the process of creating a standard for the representation of ontology lexica.
> We kindly ask you all to provide 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
> 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 how 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 of 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.
> -- 
> 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


Aldo Gangemi
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