New Meetup: The Open Ontology Repository

From: William Mougayar
Sent on: Sunday, October 25, 2009 1:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Toronto Semantic Web Meetup Group!

What: The Open Ontology Repository

When: November 10, 2009 6:00 PM

Price: CAD5.00 per person

Where:
Ryerson U. George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church Street ENG288
Toronto, ON M3H 6A7

The Open Ontology Repository
Currently the notion of the Semantic Web as distributed islands of semantics is not a sufficient de facto repository.
* If you put it out there, will they come?
* If you build it better and put it out there, will they prefer yours?

History does not show this laissez faire ?field of dreams? is good reality. While HTML was great for humans, machines are the primary consumers of the Semantic Web. Errors that a human may be able to diagnose and fix (such as a change in location of a document) are likely fatal for machine processing.

OOR has been developed to promote the global use and sharing of ontologies. The key goals of OOR are: to establish a hosted registry-repository; enable and facilitate open, federated, collaborative ontology repositories; and establish best practices for expressing interoperable ontology and taxonomy work in registry-repositories.

Speaker: Bart Gajderowicz
Bart is a graduate student and a research assistant in the Computer Science Department at Ryerson University. Bart collaborates on research projects with the Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing Lab. He has worked professionally as a developer for Toronto Dominion Bank's Merchant Services and Dispute Resolution groups, and has designed and developed various internet based applications, focusing on Social Networks and Content Management Systems. Bart is currently involved in research in the areas of Ontologies, Semantic Web, Machine Learning, and Description Logics.

Location Details:
Date: Nov 10th
Time: 18:00 to 21:00
Room: ENG288
Address: George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church St.
Toronto, Ontario

Food:
Featuring Thai Apetizers from Salad King

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Semantic-Web-Meetup-Group/calendar/11706873/

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