AIC Seminar Series
Ontology engineering: From the naive to the overly-complicated in 20 min. or: Towards the grand unification of cutlery
|Daniel Schober||IMBI Germany |
Notice: Hosted by Vinay Chaudhri.
Date: Thursday May 31, 2012 at 11:00
Location: EJ228 (SRI E building) (Directions)
This talk intends to convey the basic Ideas of ontology engineering in a
simple, visual appealing and entertaining, yet didactically founded way.
Its target audience is the novice who is interested in formal ontology
The peculiarities in designing description logics based terminologies
are introduced in traceable everyday examples (Cutlery) and the audience
is given the opportunity to follow the sometimes frustrating experiences
that novice knowledge managers encounter when starting an ontology
engineering effort. This talk will highlight some properties of domains
which characterize them as easy or difficult to model and will show that
even domains perceived as simple can turn out to require quite complex
models in order to be correct. We will start to naively build a taxonomy
of cutlery classes and expand the ontologies semantics in a step-wise
requirement-driven way, justifying each addition in expressivity in a
use case driven manner.
Dipl. Biol. Dr. Daniel Schober is a Neurobiologist by training
(University Hamburg, Germany), who archieved his PhD in the field of
Frames-based knowledge engineering at the Carite Humboldt University,
Berlin. While doing a post-doc at the European Bioinformatics Institute
(EMBL-EBI) in Cambridge, UK, Dr. Schober headed the ontology working
group of the metabolomics standards Initiative (MSI) and was core
developer for the Ontology of Biomedical Investigations (OBI). Dr.
Schobers main interest is devoted to labeling guidelines in
terminological engineering and he created the ontology naming
conventions for the OBO Foundry, the main best practice and policy
provider in the biomedical terminology field. He published tools like
OntoCheck to foster lexical coherence and easing ontology alignment
efforts. Since 2009 he is a senior researcher and lecturer at the
Institute for Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics (IMBI) at the
University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany, where he leads the ontology
workpackage in the DebugIT EU-Project. He is the main researcher on the
German side of the NTDO collaboration between UFPE-Brazil and IMBI-Germany.