[tdwg-tag] Fwd: The e-Science Institute Workshop Announcement

Roger Hyam (TDWG) rogerhyam at mac.com
Thu May 1 16:12:12 CEST 2008

My fellow TAG members.

There has been discussion about how we could get some more training in  
OWL ontologies but unfortunately lack funds to support a meeting.

I was surprise when the announcement below came through. I hadn't  
noticed this in the other announcements from the e-Science institute  
or I would have drawn you attention to it sooner.

There is no mention of a workshop fee but I presume travel and  
accommodation would have to be found.

Being local I have applied to attend despite it falling in the middle  
of a planned holiday :(

You may like to consider applying to attend if you can obtain funding  
for travel and accommodation.

All the best,


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Kate Lindey <klindey at nesc.ac.uk>
> Date: 1 May 2008 10:14:12 BST
> To: nesc-announce at nesc.ac.uk
> Subject: The e-Science Institute Workshop Announcement
> Reply-To: klindey at nesc.ac.uk
> Dear All,
> Please find information below about a forthcoming event taking place  
> at the
> e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh
> Please circulate to colleagues that may be interested in attending.
> The e-Science Institute Workshop Announcement
> ---------------------------------------------------
> The e-Science Institute is delighted to host "An Introduction to  
> Writing
> Ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL)".
> The aims of this workshop are to:
> understand the use of ontologies
> understand statements written in OWL;
> understand the role of automatic reasoning in ontology building;
> build an ontology and use a reasoner to draw inferences based on that
> ontology;
> gain experience in the Protégé 4 ontology building environment;
> gain insight into how OWL can play a role in semantic metadata.
> Organiser:		Georgina Moulton
> Dates and Time:	Wednesday 21st May 10.00 - Thursday 22nd May 15.30
> Place:          	e-Science Institute
> 			University of Edinburgh
> 			13-15 South College Street
> 			Edinburgh
> 			EH8 9AA
> For registration and more details see http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/895/ 
> .
> Abstract:
> This two-day introductory ’hands-on’ workshop aims to provide  
> attendees with
> both the theoretical foundations and practical experience to begin  
> building
> OWL ontologies using the latest version of the Protégé-OWL tools  
> (Protege4).
> It is based on Manchester’s well-known "Pizza tutorial" (see
> http://www.co-ode.org).
> This tutorial will cover the main conceptual parts of OWL through the
> hands-on building of an ontology of pizzas and their ingredients. A  
> series
> of exercises take attendees through the process of conceptualizing the
> toppings found on a pizza; the entry of this classification into the  
> Protégé
> environment; the description of many types of pizza. All this is set  
> in the
> context of using automatic reasoning to check the consistency of the  
> growing
> ontology and to use the reasoner to make queries about pizzas. Since  
> 2003
> this tutorial, in various forms, has been given over 20 times and been
> attended by hundreds of budding ontologists.
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