arun | 1 Apr 19:14 2006

Re: NEW CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES LIST DEVELOPEMENT UPDATE

Dear John V.

Actually, I was inspired by those lists and others in similar. And yes, I was
looking to write a page about the responsability of self policing --- in other
words, we all share the work, it is *our* community and not subject to reign
by any one.

I was thinking about the digital library as an initial "links" page and then
hooking into 

http://www.digitaluniverse.net/ 

or some such as well as posting all the electronic materials I have personally
gathered over the past 20 years.

I believe that by focusin on a well designed set of pages, and, specifically
by arranging materials through a wiki web style initial effort, that the
community might re-structure more effectively for newcomers.

I am trying to put this for the "community" as a structure to work with. Any
further thoughts?

-Arun

John Velman <velman@...> wrote:

> Arun,
> 
> This sounds very good to me -- (but very ambitious!).
> 
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John Velman | 5 Apr 18:39 2006
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Re: NEW CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES LIST DEVELOPEMENT UPDATE

Arun,

Sounds good.  No additional thoughts, but I've had a lot of personal things
come up lately and haven't even checked my email for four or five days now.
When I "get back" to the cg/cs world maybe I'll think of something.  I'll
be happy to help, but with my current situation I may not be very reliable
with time critical help!

Best,

John V.

On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 09:14:36AM -0800, arun@... wrote:
> Dear John V.
> 
> Actually, I was inspired by those lists and others in similar. And yes, I was
> looking to write a page about the responsability of self policing --- in other
> words, we all share the work, it is *our* community and not subject to reign
> by any one.
> 
> I was thinking about the digital library as an initial "links" page and then
> hooking into 
> 
> http://www.digitaluniverse.net/ 
> 
> or some such as well as posting all the electronic materials I have personally
> gathered over the past 20 years.
> 
> I believe that by focusin on a well designed set of pages, and, specifically
> by arranging materials through a wiki web style initial effort, that the
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Andreas Hotho | 6 Apr 18:36 2006
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Open Position at Hertie Chair of Knowledge and Data Engineering, University of Kassel

The Hertie Chair of Knowledge and Data Engineering (Research Center L3S / 
University of Kassel) opens the position of a

	Research Assistant (Wiss. Mitarbeiter/in, BAT IIa).

Further information can be found at <http://www.kde.cs.uni-kassel.de/jobs>.

As the position requires German as working language, the remainder of this 
mail will be in German. We apologise to all non-German speakers.

Die Hertie-Stiftungsprofessur Wissensverarbeitung der Universität Kassel 
besetzt im Rahmen ihrer Mitgliedschaft im Forschungszentrum L3S 
baldmöglichst die Position

	einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/ Mitarbeiters (BAT IIa, 
ganztags).

Der/die Bewerber(in) sollte Interesse an unserem Social Bookmark System 
http://www.BibSonomy.org sowie an einem oder mehreren der Bereiche 
Knowledge Discovery, Web 2.0 (social bookmarking, folksonomies), Semantic 
Web, Ontologien, Peer to Peer, formale Wissensrepräsentation verfügen. 
Kenntnisse in einem dieser Gebiete sind von Vorteil.

Wenn Sie einen sehr guten Universitätsabschluss in Informatik oder einem 
verwandten Gebiet haben, eine Dissertation anstreben und an 
teamorientierter Forschungsarbeit auf internationalem Niveau in einem 
interdisziplinären Team von Informatikern, Mathematikern und 
Wirtschaftsinformatikern interessiert sind, freuen wir uns über Ihre 
Bewerbung.

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Andreas Hotho | 6 Apr 18:37 2006
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BibSonomy - new social publication and bookmark management and sharing system

Dear colleagues,

we are announcing a new social publication and bookmark
management and sharing system:

<http://www.bibsonomy.org/>

BibSonomy is a free system and can be used by everybody. It allows
for managing your own bookmarks and publications, and - if wanted
- sharing them with others. Every bookmark and publication is
stored together with one or more tags, which are describing the
content of the resource from the personal point of view. The
system supports the posting of a bookmark or publication (via
BibTeX snippet) at the push of a button in your web browser. A
bulk upload of BibTeX files is also possible. We suggest to use the tag
"cg" for bookmarks and publications related to this mailing list.

As BibSonomy is developed and maintained by the University of
Kassel, we see it as a service for researchers from researchers
(which share the same workday problems), and we hope that the
research community will find the idea attractive and use the
system. The development of the system is not finished yet and we
see the current state as a starting point for further development.
We appreciate any feedback and help and we are open for new ideas
and suggestions which can be discussed at:

<http://www.kde.cs.uni-kassel.de/mailman/listinfo/bibsonomy-discuss>

New developments and changes of the system will be posted at our
blog:
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Harry Delugach | 9 Apr 16:20 2006

Extension for CfP: CS-TIW 2006 Conceptual Structures Tools Interoperability Workshop (deadline now 16 April)

The deadline for the workshop has been extended by one week until  
April 16th to give authors more time (especially those involved with  
ICCS papers). This notice affects only the deadline -- all other  
procedures remain the same. We hope this will encourage a few more  
submissions. Thanks to those who have already submitted.

Aldo de Moor
Harry Delugach
Simon Polovina

[A personal message from the workshop chairs to all ICCS-ers: quite some
people have already indicated that they are interested in submitting a
paper. We urge all of you, especially when you are involved in tool
development yourself, to write about your ideas and experiences. Our  
tools
have great potential, but to get them out of our labs and into the messy
real world, a lot of work still needs to be done. This workshop is to  
be a
recurring event, so that we can help catalyze the alignment of CS tools,
their integration with knowledge systems, and as a result become more
visible to the non-ICCS community]

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-
	            *** Call for Papers ***

   Conceptual Structures Tool Interoperability Workshop (CS-TIW 2006)

   In conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Conceptual
   Structures (ICCS 2006)
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Rich Morin | 11 Apr 03:28 2006

Fwd: [CL] Working on a definition of "ontology"

I only saw this on the CL (Common Logic) list.  I think some folks
on some other lists I get may also find this interesting...

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 Delivered-To: cl@...
 Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 18:45:36 -0400
 To: cl@...
 From: Frank Farance <frank@...>
 Subject: [CL] Working on a definition of "ontology"

 [This E-mail has been cross-posted to a handful of lists, sorry if you've
 received it twice.]

 Hello-

 We know this topic has probably been debated to death.  However, we have
 given a lot of though to this problem, especially when trying to apply the
 terminological methods and methodology of ISO TC37 (Terminology).

 We've heard the term "ontology" used in many ways and we're thinking about
 how this is used in the information technology sense, i.e., the kinds of
 things we talk about here when we speak of "ontology".

 We've looked at a couple well-known definitions, such as:

         - specification of a conceptualisation of a knowledge domain. An
 ontology is a controlled vocabulary that describes objects and the
 relations between them in a formal way, and has a grammar for using the
 vocabulary terms to express something meaningful within a specified domain
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Aldo de Moor | 11 Apr 11:48 2006
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Re: [protege-discussion] Fwd: [CL] Working on a definition of "ontology"

Rich Morin wrote:
> I only saw this on the CL (Common Logic) list.  I think some folks
> on some other lists I get may also find this interesting...

>  --- Begin Forward ---

>  Delivered-To: cl@...
>  Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 18:45:36 -0400
>  To: cl@...
>  From: Frank Farance <frank@...>
>  Subject: [CL] Working on a definition of "ontology"

[...]

>  So in conclusion, we have found the following definition to be a reasonable
>  definition that is reasonably precise:

>          [context: information technology]
>          ontology: concept system and its computational model

>  With the above definition, taxonomies and knowledge organization systems
>  all could be ontologies, as long as they include their computational model.
>  For example, a taxonomy of objects in the field of X is just a concept
>  system, but a taxonomy of objects in the field of X that includes a
>  computational model (e.g., producing common/differing characteristics,
>  finding lowest nodes with common features, etc.) could then be an ontology.
>  Whether the computational model is expressed in procedural code (e.g.,
>  programs) or non-procedural code (e.g., axioms and statements) is
>  irrelevant.

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David Cox | 11 Apr 15:34 2006
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Re: [protege-discussion] Fwd: [CL] Working on a definition of "ontology"

Aldo makes some important points. My comments extend them.  My 
thoughts go in the direction of  (1) using ontologies that are both 
system-specific and time-specific, as opposed to ontologies that are 
merely domain-specific, and (2) wondering how concepts defined one 
way in existing systems become back-differentiated (labelled 
"old  definition") when new systems use the same word to describe a 
new meaning of that word.

1. SYSTEM- AND TIME-SPECIFIC.  Systems can change frequently.  It 
seems reasonable that users may not take time to check critical words 
or symbols whose meaning seems obvious but which are redefined in a 
(distant) domain ontology.  Meanings aren't obvious;  if they were, 
ontologies would be redundant.  "Use" is system- and time- 
specific.  Use is all that matters (!). Ontologies work well when 
close-connected to use, not distant from it.  Symbols used by 
computers need to be understood/ explained by someone sometime, I think.

2. SAME WORD; NEW MEANING. The meaning of some basic concepts 
changes.  Computers are Connectors;  Systems are 
Black-boxable;  Problems are not just things that aren't working 
right -- something running perfectly may now be understood as a 
problem in the sense that it is a prime candidate for deliberate 
change -- a conceptual shift.  How do ontologies promote 'change' 
thinking rather than freezing old meanings and thinking?

I have tried to point out some fundamental aspects of ontologies as I 
understand them that tie to their role in facilitating change.

Dave Cox

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Bullard, Claude L (Len | 11 Apr 15:56 2006

New? Original?


http://conceptoriented.com/papers/ComInformalIntroduction.html

I was chasing some definitions through WikiPedia and came across this 
paper.  It makes claims that touch on the work of people on this 
list.

len
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jackpark | 11 Apr 17:22 2006

Re: New? Original?

Off the top, his figure 2 reminds me of Ted Nelson's
Virtual Document architecture.

Jack

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 08:56:01 -0500
 "Bullard, Claude L \(Len\)" <len.bullard@...>
wrote:
>
>http://conceptoriented.com/papers/ComInformalIntroduction.html
>
>I was chasing some definitions through WikiPedia and came
>across this 
>paper.  It makes claims that touch on the work of people
>on this 
>list.
>
>len
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