Last month or so I started a Knowledge Representation workshop with my colleagues at CCH. The basic idea is to take a broad perspective on the various topics related to KR, and then focus on the digital humanities so to see how these approaches and technologies can be best applied to our domain.
What is a knowledge representation? Although knowledge representation is one of the central and in some ways most familiar concepts in AI, the most fundamental question about it--What is it?--has rarely been answered directly. Numerous papers have lobbied for one or another variety of representation, other papers have argued for various properties a representation should have, while still others have focused on properties that are important to the notion of representation in general. R. Davis, H. Shrobe, and P. Szolovits. What is a Knowledge Representation?
The scope of the workshop will remain deliberately unspecified so that we are allowed to decide session after session what topics should be discussed. I'll be posting the slides and research produced in the context of the workshop on this blog, so maybe also others will be interested in taking part in this (either physically or electronically!). if you do, please get in touch :-)
The slides are available on Slideshare
Among the TOPICS that emerged as needing more reflection:
- Doug. Ontologies: State of the Art, Business Potential, and Grand Challenges. Ontology Management: Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services, and Business Applications (2007) pp. 1-20
- Sowa. Knowledge Representation: Logical, Philosophical and Computational Foundations. Course Technology (1999)
- Niles and Pease. Towards a Standard Upper Ontology. FOIS'01 (2001)
- Doerr. The CIDOC conceptual reference module: an ontological approach to semantic interoperability of metadata. AI Magazine archive (2003) vol. 24 (3) pp. 75-92
- Gangemi et al. Sweetening Ontologies with DOLCE. 13th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW02) (2002)
- Smith. Beyond Concepts: Ontology as Reality Representation. Proceedings of FOIS 2004. International Conference on Formal Ontology and Information Systems (2004)
- Guha and Lenat. Cyc: A Midterm Report. AI Magazine (1990) pp. 1-28
- Gruber. It Is What It Does: The Pragmatics of Ontology. Invited presentation to the meeting of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model committee (2003)
- Guarino and Welty. Evaluating ontological decisions with OntoClean. Commun. ACM (2002) vol. 45 (2) pp. 61-65
This post was edited on May 29, 2022.
Cite this blog post:
WHiSe 2017 - 2nd Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic web (colocated with ISWC17), Vienna, Austria, Oct 2017.
New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, (forthcoming). (part of the 'Envisioning REED in the Digital Age' collection)
Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities, Lawrence, Kansas, Sep 2011.
European Philosophy and Computing conference, ECAP10, Munich, Germany, Oct 2010.
Undergraduate degree thesis in italian (kindly published as a white-paper by ItConsult SRL), Universita Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy, Sep 2003.