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Re: [ontolog-forum] [STI-community] FINAL CALL: charting the futureof semantics - STI 3rd Roadmapping Workshop

From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@pioneerca.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 11:05:25 -0700
Message-ID: <5ECDD602D59F44FCACA4A99E1CC50B23@rhm8200>
To: <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@ontolog.cim3.net>, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
My purposes:
1. create my own KBs
2. interact with KBs on internet
3. make mKR/mKE freely available for anyone else to do the same

If people like you start using mKR/mKE, it will encourage
cooperation and sharing in the R&D community.
There will be no proprietary, commercial interests to get in the way.
mKR/mKE is not just a proposal.  It works today.

John Sowa, Pat Hayes, Chris Menzel, et al, 
have "objected" to using mKR because of
(1) no formal semantics theory
(2) no advantage over other Controlled English languages

I readily admit (1).
I don't agree with (2).  I contend that mKR's use of
    context and hierarchies
    genus-differentia definitions
    actions - commands - n-ary relations
    UNIX-shell-like variables and control structures
make mKR more attractive and very practical.

Dick McCullough
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: paola.dimaio@gmail.com 
  To: Richard H. McCullough 
  Cc: [ontolog-forum] ; Semantic Web 
  Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 9:10 AM
  Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] [STI-community] FINAL CALL: charting the futureof semantics - STI 3rd Roadmapping Workshop

  Dick, thanks
  I have been looking at the Mkr but I dont understand it, probably for different reasons from Pat H
  However I am intersted

  In looking for common grounds, we may have to separate our own individual purposes
  (I mean, we all have a purpose right?)

  Mkr is your own work, what can we do collectively that would help us create a more cooperative research and development environment?



  On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Richard H. McCullough <rhm@pioneerca.com> wrote:

    I haven't been following your emails too closely,
    but I think we have a common interest in 
    facilitating inter-operability on the Semantic Web.

    The mKR language is a general purpose KR language,
    with the capability of interfacing to any knowledge base
    on the web.
    The mKE program which implements it is free,
    open source, available for Windows, Linux, Mac.
    mKR/mKE is my own "labor of love", developed
    over the past 13 years, with no funding.

    I would be happy to work with you, and provide
    any desired info. re: mKR/mKE.

    Dick McCullough
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: paola.dimaio@gmail.com 
      To: [ontolog-forum] ; Semantic Web 
      Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 8:12 AM
      Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] [STI-community] FINAL CALL: charting the futureof semantics - STI 3rd Roadmapping Workshop

        I am not sure whether I ll have the time to write another paper before thursday,but If someone is intersted to co-author i would be happy to chip in a few paragraphs

      I think the future semantic web should be open, and this openness should start by making semantic web research more distributed, accessible, transparent, co-manged,   and semantic web research access funds should be distributed and administrated via open access mechanisms.

      was this announcement circulated here before? did I miss it?

      how can people pitch in to make a contribution/interact with inivted keynote speaks?

      anyone interested in putting together some real time paragraphs, I ll be up for it all night if necessary


        ---------- Forwarded message ----------
        From: Lejla Ibralic Halilovic <lejla.ibralic-halilovic@sti2.org>
        Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:02 PM
        Subject: [STI-community] FINAL CALL: charting the future of semantics - STI 3rd Roadmapping Workshop
        To: lejla@sti2.org

        *sorry for cross-posting*


        >>>Submission deadline: 9th of April, 2009<<<

        3rd STI Roadmapping Workshop
        "Charting the next generation of semantic technology"
        Monday, June 1st 2009 co-located with ESWC 2009
        Aldemar Knossos Village, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

        In the last 15 years the World Wide Web has radically changed how our
        society communicates, connects, does business, shares information and
        performs tasks. It can be expected that another paradigm shift will be seen
        over the next 15 years, in which many terms are already part of the vision:
        cloud, utility, services, mobile, ubiquitous, virtual worlds etc. In the
        semantic technologies community there is the expectation that semantics are
        on the cusp of maturity and wider uptake, and a large body of research work
        demonstrates their relevance to all of the aforementioned areas.
        How will the semantic landscape look like in 15 years from now? What path
        will be taken to get there? This workshop solicits submissions from
        visionaries in the semantic research community as well as early adopter
        industry, addressing the question of what role semantic technologies will
        play in the next developments of the Web.
        Our aim is to bring together experts to chart together the requirements on
        research and necessary steps in education and technology transfer that exist
        to ensure semantics will achieve their full potential for society and
        industry over the next 15 years. In the workshop, visions can be shared and
        discussed, and actions identified which will result in, after the workshop,
        an expert roadmap for semantic technologies. This roadmap is expected to
        form a significant input to future efforts around semantic technology.

        This workshop is an action of the Roadmapping Service of STI International.
        The Roadmapping Service exists to initiate and coordinate the specification
        of research roadmaps for the future research and development of semantic
        technologies. The aim is to provide an integrated plan for future research
        and development activities, which then serves as the basis for coordinating
        cross-project activities as well as for standardization work ensuring
        sustainability and global impact.
        The results of the previous workshop event, looking at semantics through to
        2019, can be found here:

        This year we expect an one day workshop consisting of:
        An invited talk from Prof. Dr. Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, UK
        ''Six Impossible Things''
        In this talk I will try to look into the future of SemanticTechnologies in
        15 years time. I will start by looking at how the past generations have
        looked at the possible present and discuss where they were right and they
        were wrong. Then I will present my vision for the next 5, 10 and 15 years of
        semantic technologies, discussing scenarios and requirements.
        Curriculum Vitae
        Fabio is Full Professor of Language and Knowledge Technologies at the
        University of Sheffield where He coordinates the Organisations, Information
        and Knowledge (OAK) Group. His research field concerns methodologies and
        technologies for the Intelligent and Semantic Web, with focus on Knowledge
        Management applications. He is Director of the integrated project IST
        X-Media, and principal investigator in the EU IPs WeKnowIt and
        SmartProducts. He isprincipal investigator in the project IPAS-XWB funded by
        Rolls-Royce plc. He is also principal investigator in the ERC-funded project
        Archaeotools about analysing 1m documents from the grey literature. In the
        past he was director of the EU project Dot.Kom
        (http://nlp.shef.ac.uk/dot.kom/) and co-investigator in the EPSRC IRC AKT
        project (www.aktors.org) He has considerable engagement with industry and
        user communities with projects funded by Rolls Royce, Kodak Eastman, Lycos,
        and the Environment Agency.
        He is part of the editorial board of the International Journal on ''Web
        Semantics'' and of the International Journal of Human Computer Studies. He
        is director of research of K-Now, a spin-off company of the University of
        Sheffield focusing on supporting dynamic distributed communities in large
        organizations. He holds a PhD from the University of East Anglia and a
        doctorship from the University of Torino, Italy

        We expect an one day workshop consisting of:
        - An invited talk from a semantic technologies visionary
        - Presentations of submissions, including sufficient time for discussion.
        Where possible, presentations will be split into sessions grouped around
        specific Web developments (cloud, services, ubiquity, virtual worlds etc.)
        - "Stand-up" session for all other submittees/attendees of a short 2-3 slide
        presentation of an idea or vision. These are not refereed.
        - Interactive session charting the next 15 years of semantic technology
        (group activity)

        Accepted submissions will be published in a workshop proceedings as well as
        acknowledged in the STI roadmap document and all other publications derived
        from it.

        Submissions are welcomed from any member of the research or professional
        community. They should take the form of a position paper, giving grounded
        reasons for a particular vision of semantic technology use in our future
        society and identifying research challenges that must be met, educational
        needs that must be covered and technology transfer that must take place
        before this vision can become reality. Position papers should be no more
        than 5 pages LNCS format and be submitted in PDF format.
        Accepted submissions will be presented at the workshop in short
        presentations with sufficient time for questions. All attendees are invited
        to give a 2-3 slide ''stand up'' presentation of their ideas.
        Submissions should be sent to lyndon.nixon@sti2.org

        Submissions - April 09
        Notification of acceptance - April 30
        ''Stand up'' slides to be submitted by May 30

        Lyndon Nixon, STI International, AT
        Roberta Cuel, University of Trento, IT
        Raphael Volz, Raphael Volz Innovation Consulting GmbH, DE

        Alexander Wahler, STI International, AT
        Barry Norton, Open University, UK
        Dieter Fensel, STI Innsbruck, AT
        Elena Simperl, STI Innsbruck, AT
        Emanuele Della Valle, CEFRIEL, IT
        Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, UK
        Guus Schreiber, VU Amsterdam, NL
        John Davies, British Telecom, UK
        John Domingue, Open University, UK
        Marko Grobelnik, Josef Stefan Institute, SL
        Mathieu D'Aquin, Open University, UK
        Michael Brodie, Verizon, USA
        Michal Zaremba, STI innsbruck, AT
        Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, DE
        Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, PL

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