Project workshop

Cornetto Workshop on Thursday, June 7, 2007
The Cornetto workshop at Free University was well-visited and interesting discussions developed. Thank you all for coming and making this event a success!


9:00 – 9:30 Coffee and welcome  
9:30 – 10:30 Project overview (Piek Vossen) Download slides: PDF, PowerPoint
10:30 – 11:00 Database design (Katja Hofmann) Download slides: PDF, PowerPoint
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break  
11:15 – 12:15 Content design and progress
Verbs (Hennie van der Vliet)
Nouns (Roxane Segers)
Adjectives (Isa Maks)
Download slides: PDF, PowerPoint
Download slides: PDF, PowerPoint
Download slides: PDF, PowerPoint
12:15 – 13:00 User-scenarios (Erik Tjong Kim Sang) Download slides: PDF, PowerPoint
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch  
14:30 – 16:00 Presentation by Adam Pease on SUMO, entitled: "Formal Ontology" Download slides: PDF, PowerPoint
16:00 Drinks  

Invited Speaker: Adam Pease – Formal Ontology
This talk presents an overview of ontology, including how formal ontology compares to less formal approaches and how the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO) ( compares to other formal ontologies. Classes of ontology-based applications are introduced. A detailed description of first order logic is provided. Issues of the capabilities and tradeoffs in first order logic inference are explored. Several exercises are included in the tutorial in order to maximize audience understanding of the concepts and provide the basics needed for ontology creation. The SUMO is also described in detail, along with its mappings to the WordNet lexicon.
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.

Last update: 22 October, 2008 p.vossen(at)

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