Re: EU FP Ontology projects

Hi Azamat --

You wrote:

*Which else is promising integrative frameworks, models, methods,
techniques, or tools ? *

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Adrian Walker

2009/2/27 Azamat <>

>  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:...",
> Thanks.
> Azamat Abdoullaev
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jos de Bruijn" <>
> To: <>
> 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
> > ( seeks applicant for a postdoctoral
> > position. The bulk of the research to be carried out is in the context
> > of the ONTORULE project (, 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.
> >
> >
> > ============================================================

Received on Saturday, 28 February 2009 01:45:29 UTC