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ECOTERM - RE: [THES] drafting Thesaurus TF overview

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 18:33:10 +0200
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At the workshop announced in the below message, we had the opportunity, with Alistair
Miles, to present ongoing work in the SW, including SWBPD and SWAD Europe, and relevancy
of SW technologies to deal with the environment terminology issues. There was a great
interest in those presentations from workshop participants (40-50 people).

The output of this very fruitful meeting was the creation of a new entity called ECOTERM
(legal status and charter pending) of which objective will be to provide tools and
framework for coordination, interoperability and availability on the Web of KOS legacy
(thesauri, vocabularies, ontologies ...) in the domain of environment at large.

Most interestingly, part of the consensus was to consider Semantic Web technologies and
languages as most relevant tools to achieve those goals, and interest in
cooperation/liaison with SWBPD WG has been formally expressed in the meeting final
agreement document.

IMO, this is an extremely interesting opportunity to test SW in a large, real world,
multilingual, multidisciplinary and general interest use case.

To be continued ...


Bernard Vatant
Senior Consultant
Knowledge Engineering
Mondeca - www.mondeca.com
bernard.vatant@mondeca.com


> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org]De la part de Bernard Vatant
> Envoye : jeudi 8 avril 2004 10:20
> A : public-swbp-wg@w3.org
> Objet : RE: [THES] drafting Thesaurus TF overview
>
>
>
>
> Dan
>
> Please count me in the potential participants for this TF.
>
> FYI I am invited to speak, among other topics, about Thesaurus, Ontologies and Semantic
> Web, at the Environmental Thesaurus/Terminology Workshop organized in Geneva by UN
> Environment Programme Regional Office of Europe, next week (April 14-15). BTW this
> conflicts with next WG meeting :(
>
> See http://ecoinfo.eionet.eu.int/
>
> This workshop will focus on integration of environment terminologies and
> thesauri provided
> by UN organizations such as FAO (AGROVOC Thesaurus), UNEP (ENVOC Thesaurus), UNESCO ...
> and European Agencies like EEA (GEMET Thesaurus), and relevant technologies for such an
> integration. Representatives of those organisations, and more, will be present, and I
> think it's a good opportunity for outreach. I hope to bring some people from there into
> the game, or at least making them more aware of what it is about.
>
> Consider it as a preliminary action I take for this TF :)
>
>
> Bernard Vatant
> Senior Consultant
> Knowledge Engineering
> Mondeca - www.mondeca.com
> bernard.vatant@mondeca.com
>
>
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org]De la part de Dan Brickley
> > Envoye : jeudi 1 avril 2004 20:46
> > A : public-swbp-wg@w3.org
> > Objet : [THES] drafting Thesaurus TF overview
> >
> >
> >
> > I have begun fleshing out the template for a thesaurus task
> > force. The URI is http://www.w3.org/2004/03/thes-tf/mission
> > although it looks someone close to the original template.
> >
> > I've drafted some objectives, short-term and long-term (the
> > latter in terms of document outputs).
> >
> > If you send comments, please cite version number.
> >
> > I don't have a list of members yet. Who would like to
> > participate in this TF?
> >
> > Dan
> >
> >
>
>
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