Public Ontolog Forum Talk to Emphasize KBpedia
The Ontolog Forum, the online community of practice for ontologists, has just announced a public online meeting on Cognonto. I will be giving the roughly 60 min presentation, to be followed by 30 min of open discussion, on December 7 at 9:30am Pacific / 12:30pm Eastern / 6:30pm CEST / 5:30pm GMT / 1730 UTC. The public is invited.
According to the announcement:
KBpedia is a recently announced knowledge structure that integrates six major knowledge bases (OpenCyc, Wikipedia, Wikidata, GeoNames, DBpedia, UMBEL) under the KBpedia Knowledge Ontology (KKO). KBpedia’s explicit purpose is to provide a foundation for knowledge-based artificial intelligence by supporting the (nearly) automatic creation of training corpuses and positive and negative training sets and feature sets for deep, unsupervised and supervised machine learning. KKO is the upper ontology for KBpedia, and is guided by the universal categories (Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness) of Charles S. Peirce. [This talk] will discuss what KBpedia is, how it is organized and constructed, and why KKO offers some new approaches to vexing metaphysical questions in ontology design related to the knowledge representation of entities, relations, attributes, concepts, and natural kinds. The discussion period will hopefully highlight next potentials and important open questions.
Instructions and dial-in numbers are provided on the meeting announcement site. Please note that Ontolog has an open intellectual property rights policy.
I hope to see you there!