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Ontology is gaining momentum as a solution to intra- and cross-domain data interoperability. In the last two decades numerous ontologies, development methodologies and tools have been proposed. The wide variety of choices often makes it challenging to find the right path to deploy ontologies for business and research. The adoption of OntoCommons Ecosystem (OCES) not only ensure quality in ontology development by applying standard workflows and practical toolchains but also allows users to adopt many existing ontologies to cut down the development time at the same time being consistent in terms of logic and semantics, thanks to the harmonized ontology stack developed by OntoCommons.

ENIT, along with other partners of OntoCommons, will conduct multi-day training and hands-on sessions from 19th to 20th September, 2023, at Tarbes, France, aiming to introduce the Ontocommons Ecosystem (OCES) to a wider audience, including ontology practitioners and data modelers from industry and academia. The training session will be conducted by several prominent ontology engineering experts from within and outside of the OntoCommons project. These sessions will provide unique opportunities for the participants to learn using the OCES-recommended ontology engineering methodology and tools for building professional ontologies. At the same time, some sessions will dive deep into top-level ontology and some reference ontologies, demonstrating their relevance and ways of adoption in the industrial domains. We will provide training using practical industry-relevant use cases and data using various tools that will make your ontology development journey smoother. Furthermore, training on how to make ontologies sustainable and FAIR will also be included.

Topics to be covered:

  • Linked Open Terms (LOT) methodology and ontology engineering method from OntoCommons.
    • Ontology requirement analysis using ORSD templates.
  • Reusing existing ontology – introduction to top-level, middle-level, and domain-specific reference ontologies.
    • Basic Formal Ontology (ISO/IEC 21838-2) for industry.
    • Ontology development using DOLCE (ISO/IEC 21838-3) and EMMO Top level ontology.
    • Core reference concepts for industry.
  • Best practices for ontology development and technical principles.
  • Introduction to IndustryPortal and its benefit in ontology development.
    • Finding suitable ontology for reuse.
    • Publishing ontology and ensure FAIRness.
  • Introduction to SousLeSens – an online graph-based visualizer and editor for ontology development.
  • How to test your ontology and ensure its quality.
  • Data modelling techniques, including knowledge graph creation and update, using SPARQL query or RML (introduction to KGCreator).

The participants are required to bring their own laptop. All other materials and access to tools will be provided on-site.

The agenda:

19 September 

  • 08:30 – 10.00 "OntoCommons Ontology Engineering Methodology" -  Maria Poveda
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – 11:30 "OntoCommons way of ontology engineering" - Hedi Karray
  • 11:30 – 12:30 "Ontology Evaluation Strategy" - Arkopaul Sarkar    
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break     
  • 14:00 – 15:00 "Data modelling and knowledge graph techniques" - Umut Serles    
  • 15:00 – 15:30 "Industryportal and FAIRness of ontology" - Thierry Louge and Arkopaul Sarkar    
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break    
  • 16:00 – 17:30 "SousLeSens – an ontology engineering tool" -  Amine Karoui, Claude Fauconnet and Emna Lakani

20th September

  • 08:30 – 10:30 "Industrial ontology development using DOLCE (ISO/IEC 21838-3)" -  Emilio Sanfilippo
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break         
  • 11:00 – 12:30 "Industrial ontology development using EMMO" - Jesper Friis    
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break    
  • 14:00 – 16:00 "Industrial ontology development using BFO" - Barry Smith 
  • 16:00 -16:30 Coffee Break         
  • 16:30 – 17:30 "Industrial ontology foundry – an introduction" - Barry Smith and Hedi Karray