OntoWeb - University of Liverpool

steelsquareInternet και Εφαρμογές Web

20 Οκτ 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 9 μήνες)

77 εμφανίσεις

www.ontoweb.org

OntoWeb:

A Key Enabler for E
-
Commerce & Knowledge Management

Networks Liaison Meeting

Barcelona, February 4
-
5 2003


Valentina Tamma

University of Liverpool, UK

valli@csc.liv.ac.uk

www.ontoweb.org

OntoWeb



Project name:
OntoWeb: Ontology
-
based
information exchange for knowledge management
and electronic commerce



Funding Agent: European Union IST


Duration: 3 years: June 2001 to May 2004


Budget: 1.8 M

uro


Contract number: IST
-
2000
-
29243



Homepage: www.ontoweb.org


Mailing list: seweb
-
list@cs.vu.nl





ontoweb
-
list@cs.vu.nl



www.ontoweb.org

Main Goals



Producing an overview of current research and development
activities and an outline of main technical and scientific issues
to be addressed in the near future in the form of a technical
roadmap;


Demonstrating to industry how ontologies can be applied to
particular problems in Knowledge Management, Enterprise
Integration, and Electronic Commerce, and identifying
problems in industry that can be addressed in scientific
research;


Maintaining and extending information services for scientists,
practitioners and students. Information services concern:
scientific events and developments, courses, companies, and
research institutions, material for research such as software
and benchmarking problems;


Improving

the

co
-
operation

with

related

scientific

fields

such

as

Software

Agents
,

Web

standards,

Knowledge

Engineering,

Knowledge

Representation,

Information

systems

and

database

integration,

and

Information

Retrieval
;

www.ontoweb.org

Semantic
Web

Ontology

Knowledge
Management

E
-
Commerce

www.ontoweb.org

Semantic Web


the full potential Web


New & Next generation of the Web
:


Providing automated services based on machine
-
processable semantics of data, reasoning techniques
and heuristics that make use of these data;


Interweaving computers and human beings;


www.ontoweb.org

Ontologies


Consensual Understanding


The key asset for the Semantic Web


Ontologies: shared and common domain theories;



They describe the semantics of a domain in a human
-
understandable and computer
-
processable way


A crucial role to enable content
-
based
access
,
interoperability
, and
communication

across the Web;


Semantic Web = Knowledge Web

www.ontoweb.org

Knowledge Management

Semantic Web & Ontologies
:


Turning information into useful knowledge;


Harness corporate knowledge assets (maintaining and
finding the right information for companies at the right time
and right place
);


Secure company competition (efficiently release and reuse
of knowledge);


Improve the understanding and smoothing the changing
contextual knowledge;


Foster collaboration by capturing, representing and
interpreting the knowledge resources of their
organisations
;

Current status
:



Company Intranet: Intellectual asset;



Large information sources not well organised;



Poor service (searching and analysing);

www.ontoweb.org

E
-
Commerce


Semantic

Web

&

Ontologies
:


Enable

content
-
based

access,

interoperability,

integration

information

and

communication
.


Facilitate

finding,

interrogating

and

exchanging

knowledge

for

B
2
B

and

B
2
C

E
-
Commerce
.


Smooth the B2B or B2C marketplace friction (content
standard initiatives).


Renovate the traditional business intelligence.


Current status
:



Competitiveness of companies depends on the products and
services they offer;



The ability to find, query and exchange knowledge is fundamental
for B2B and B2C e
-
Commerce;



Supplier and providers want to reach different customers, while
customers want a large range of products at lower price;

www.ontoweb.org

Ontologies and agents in the Semantic
Web

Using a combination of web pointers, web markup, and ontology
languages, service descriptions can be enriched by including a
machine
-
readable description of how the service runs and some
explicit logic describing the consequences of using the service
.

Web services ability to extend programs to more efficiently perform
tasks for users with less human intervention.

Service descriptions + Service logics = Ontologies & Agents

Integrating ontologies & agents

www.ontoweb.org

OntoWeb: THE Thematic Network for
Semantic Web



The focal point

for bringing together activities in the
area of ontology
-
based methods and tools for the
Semantic Web;


Improve information exchange in different areas
(information retrieval, knowledge management, electronic
commerce, language engineering, artificial intelligence and
bioinformatics);


Strengthen the European influence on
standardisation efforts in web languages, upper
-
layer ontologies, and content standards of electronic
commerce;

www.ontoweb.org

OntoWeb: Thematic Network for
Semantic Web
-

Partners


Coordinator

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam


Academic members:


universities and research institutes (50)


Industrial members:


large, medium, and small size companies (30)

www.ontoweb.org

What can OntoWeb provide


Vision and outline the current status of ontology
-
related fields;


Provide strategic guide to industrial and commercial
applications;


Promote the standardisation development;


Disseminate and exchange knowledge;


Organise workshops and Special Interest Groups
(SIGs);


Establish a link with related efforts, such as
Agentcities and AgentLink (Ontoweb Liason task
force);

www.ontoweb.org

OntoWeb: Thematic Network for Semantic
Web
-

Special Interest Groups


Special Interest Group


Content Standards (SIG1):

Cooperate with current initiatives
related to ontology
-
based content standardisation, develop a
framework for characterising and comparing content standardisation
efforts;


Ontology Language Standards (SIG2):

Cooperate with related
initiatives (DAML) and standardisation efforts and working groups
(W3C ontology language standardisation processes)
;


Enterprise
-
Standard Ontology Environments (SIG3):

Stimulate
discussions on the development of Quality Requirements for
enterprise
-
standard ontology environments, provide an open forum
to promote synergy and cooperation between the ontology
technology providers and industrial ontology users;


Industrial Applications (SIG4):

Provide the open forum to bridge
the gap between potential ontology
-
related research and the current
electronic commerce market, for instance, B2C, B2B;


Language Technology in Ontology Development and Use
(SIG 5):
Promote connections between language technologies and
ontologies;



www.ontoweb.org

Special Interest Group (SIG1)

Content Standards


Chairs:
Nicola Guarino (LADSEB
-
CNR , Italy)


Mission:


Cooperate with current initiatives related to ontology
-
based
content standardisation;


Develop a framework for characterising and comparing content
standardisation efforts,


Push the current standardisation initiatives towards well
-
defined ontology
-
based harmonisation goals


Promote the research on foundational aspects of ontology
development and


Stimulate the transfer of research on ontology development
from academia to industry.



Working Groups:


Foundational Ontologies

(upper
-
level, generic ontology)


Product Classification Standards (OntoWeb & UCEC)


Cultural Repositories Standards (OntoWeb & DELOS)

www.ontoweb.org

Special Interest Group (SIG2)

Language Standardisation


Chairs:


Ian Horrocks (University of Manchester, UK)


Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)


Mission:


Cooperate with related initiatives (DAML) and
standardisation efforts and working groups (W3C ontology
language standardisation processes).


Promote additional links with other projects


Disseminate the results and transfer the research and needs
between academia and industry.


Provide a forum for cooperation in the development of
language extensions and the initiation of further
standardization efforts.

www.ontoweb.org

Special Interest Group (SIG3)


Enterprise
-
Standard Ontology
Environments



Chairs:


Asun Gomez
-
Perez (University of Madrid, Spain)


Mike Brown (SemanticEdge, Germany)


Mission:


Stimulate discussions on the development of Quality
Requirements for enterprise
-
standard ontology
environments;


Steer the efficient application of ontology technology in
modern enterprises’ information technology systems;


Provide an open forum to promote synergy and cooperation
between the ontology technology providers and industrial
ontology users;

www.ontoweb.org

Special Interest Group (SIG4)

Industrial Applications



Chair:

Hans Akkermans (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the
Netherlands)


Mission:


Provide the open forum to bridge the gap between potential
ontology
-
related research and the current electronic
commerce market, for instance, B2C, B2B.


Working Groups:


Knowledge Management + Business Intelligence


Web services integration


Product classification


www.ontoweb.org

Special Interest Group (SIG5)


Language Technology in Ontology

Development and Use


Chair:

Paul Buitelaar, Thierry Declerck, Gunter Neumann,

(DFKI
-
Language Technology, Germany)


Motivations:


Promote connections between language technologies and
ontologies;


Provide a platform for cooperation and standards;


www.ontoweb.org

Main Workpackages



Technical Roadmap

of semantic web technologies;


Industrial and Commercial Guidelines

for the application of
semantic web technologies to practical problems;


Content Standardisation

to
promote the development of
ontology
-
based metadata standards and content
harmonisation/interoperability across different standards;


Web
-
Language Standardisation

t
o identify requirements for
ontology languages and produce recommendations for ontology
language standardisation;


Promoting world
-
wide collaboration

to encourage the world
-
wide
collaboration on standardisation, development and applications;


Web portal

to be treated as the testbed
where the technical
possibilities of ontologies and semantic web are put into practice
for the community itself
;


Organisation of Workshops and Seminars

to achieve the goal of
the network;


Semantic web education

to manage, co
-
ordinate and initiate
educational initiatives related to Semantic Web;

www.ontoweb.org

OntoWeb










Homepage: www.ontoweb.org

Mailing list: seweb
-
list@cs.vu.nl





ontoweb
-
list@cs.vu.nl