AIC Seminar Series
Formal Ontology and the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO)
Notice: Hosted by Rodrigo Braz.
Date: Thursday, June 16th 2011 at 4:00pm
Location: EJ228 (SRI E building) (Directions)
This talk presents an overview of ontology, including how formal
ontology compares to less formal approaches and how the Suggested Upper
Merged Ontology (SUMO) (www.ontologyportal.org) compares to other formal
ontologies. Classes of ontology-based applications are introduced. Issues of the
capabilities and tradeoffs in first order logic inference are explored.
The SUMO is also described in detail, along with its mappings to the
Adam Pease has led research in ontology, linguistics, and formal
inference, including development of the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology
(SUMO), the Controlled English to Logic Translation (CELT) system, the
Core Plan Representation (CPR), and the Sigma knowledge engineering
environment. Sharing research under open licenses, in order to achieve
the widest possible dissemination and technology transfer, has been a
core element of his research program and his products have been
downloaded by thousands of people around the world. He is the author of
the new book "Ontology: A Practical Guide"
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