An Introduction to Ontology Building

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The University at Buffalo, the National Center for Ontological Research and the National Center for Biomedical Ontology are sponsoring a one-day training event on ontology building, which is to take place in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, October 23.

This event is being organized as part of the graduate course PHI 548, taught by Barry Smith and Mathias Brochhausen. External participants are welcome. See registration details below.


Schedule

8:30 Registration and Coffee
9:00 Barry Smith: An Introduction to Ontology Building SLIDES
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Alan Ruttenberg: An Introduction to OWL, the Web Ontology Language SLIDES
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Mathias Brochhausen: An Introduction to the Protege Ontology Editor SLIDES
3:00 Coffee
3:15 Mathias Brochhausen: A Practical Exercise in Ontology Building
4:00 Mathias Brochhausen, Alan Ruttenberg, Barry Smith: Question and Answer Session
6:00 Dinner

The primary audience for this event consists of persons with an interest in ontology but who have no background in the use of the computer languages and software tools employed in ontology construction, editing and use. All sessions will be highly interactive.


Registration

Advance registration fee, received on or before October 20, is $150. Late registration fee, received on or before October 23, is $200. The registration fee includes lunch and refreshments during coffee breaks.

A registration form is available here. To obtain further information please write to .


Venue

The venue is: Natural Science Complex, Lecture Room 210 on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo.

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The Natural Sciences Complex is building number 23. Please park in the Cooke A or B or Hochstetter A or B lots to the South of the building.

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Faculty

Mathias Brochhausen is Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science in Saarbruecken, Germany.

Alan Ruttenberg is Director of the Clinical and Translational Data Exchange at the University at Buffalo and a leader in the W3C OWL community.

Barry Smith is Director of the National Center for Ontological Research and a Principal Scientist of the National Center for Biomedical Ontology.