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Re: EU FP Ontology projects

From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@pioneerca.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 10:00:14 -0800
Message-ID: <FFE48FF496B240569729E3B4757491E0@rhm8200>
To: "Azamat" <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>, "'SW-forum'" <semantic-web@w3.org>

mKR/mKE (see http://mkrmke.org) is designed to handle
many different viewpoints.  Also, an existing hierarchy
can be reduced by integrating existing concepts, or
expanded by differentiating existing concepts.

P.S.  I have adapted a new philosophy regarding RDF/OWL.
I have given up on the idea of suggesting new semantics,
and decided to represent the RDF/OWL semantics in mKR.
mKR can be used as an alternate syntax, much like N3.
The basic statements would look like

    at view = namespace;
    subject type object;
    subject subClassOf object;
    subject ismem container;   # list,set,bag
    subject rel property = object;

Both subject and object can be comma-separated lists.
Using mKR and Qnames gives more compact, readable statements.
All mKE tools are available for RDF/OWL users by entering

    ke -rdf

Other options include OWL, SUMO, OpenCyc,
Google, Amazon.com.

Here's one simple example of the use of lists

Dick McCullough, Maryann McCullough rel child =
        Ted McCullough, Sheila McCullough;
Ted McCullough, Sheila McCullough rel parent =
        Dick McCullough, Maryann McCullough;

Dick McCullough
Ayn Rand do speak od mKR done;
mKE do enhance od Real Intelligence done;
knowledge := man do identify od existent done;
knowledge haspart proposition list;

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Azamat 
  To: 'SW-forum' 
  Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 3:53 AM
  Subject: EU FP Ontology projects

  Dear All,

  Making a review, I am looking for the full listing of FP6/FP7 ontology-centered semantic technology projects: 
  1. ESSI or STI Projects (Knowledge Web, SUPER, TripCom).
  [The mission of STI International  - Semantic Technology Institute International - is to establish Semantics as a core pillar of modern computer engineering.]
  2. ONTORULE project.
  [The objective of ONTORULE is to integrate all the required pieces of knowledge and technology to allow the acquisition of ontologies and rules from the most appropriate sources, including natural language documents]
  3. NeOn project.
  [Our aim is to advance the state of the art in using ontologies for large-scale semantic applications in the distributed organizations. Particularly, we aim at improving the capability to handle multiple networked ontologies that exist in a particular context, are created collaboratively, and might be highly dynamic and constantly evolving.] 
  Which else is promising integrative frameworks, models, methods, techniques, or tools ? 
  I'd appreciate any extension to the short list: web sites, general documents, deliverables, research papers, etc.

  Also, if anybody could comment on the NeOn methodolody: 
  "Most of the existing practices for the development of ontologies focus on a single ontology, on a global consistency of such an ontology, and, in principle, on a linear development. This is very restrictive– it is as if we all communicated in a single language and completely disregarded our cultural or historical specifics. Single ontology means single viewpoint on the problems, situations and solutions. If in our everyday life we use many different viewpoints, why can't designers of semantic applications and engineers developing knowledge models do the same? In NeOn, we see several dimensions, in which the existing single-ontology style of work need to be enriched:...", http://www.neon-project.org/web-content/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=23
  Azamat Abdoullaev

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Jos de Bruijn" <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
  To: <semantic-web@w3.org>
  Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 12:32 PM
  Subject: Postdoc position at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

  > ============================================================
  > Job: Postdoc position at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  > Duration: 3 years, renewable (by mutual consent) for another 3 years
  > Topics: Knowledge Representation, Description Logics, Rules
  > Language requirement: English
  > Application deadline: 25 March 2009
  > ============================================================
  > The KRDB research centre at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  > (http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/) seeks applicant for a postdoctoral
  > position. The bulk of the research to be carried out is in the context
  > of the ONTORULE project (http://ontorule-project.eu/), and is concerned
  > with the application of Description Logics to business rules and the
  > combination of production rule and Description Logic formalisms. Both
  > representational adequacy and computational complexity play important
  > roles in such combinations.
  > Candidates must have a strong research record and a solid background in
  > description and/or modal logics. Experience with first-order modal and
  > fixed-point logics, and to a lesser extent experience with active rule
  > languages such as production rules, is considered desirable, but by no
  > means mandatory.
  > ============================================================

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