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The 2006 Upper Ontology Summit Joint Communique



Leo Obrst, Patrick Cassidy, Steven R. Ray, Bradford Smith, Dagobert Soergel, Matthew West, Peter Yim


On March 14-15 in Gaithersburg, MD, at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Upper Ontology Summit (UOS) took place. The Upper Ontology Summit was a convening of custodians of several prominent upper ontologies, key ontology technology participants, and interested other parties, with the purpose of finding a means to relate the different ontologies to each other. The result is reflected in a joint communiqu?, directed to the larger ontology com-munity and the general public, and expressing a joint intent to build bridges among the existing upper ontologies in ways designed to increase and rationalize their utili-zation and to enhance their semantic interoperability. The Upper Ontology Summit was sponsored by NIST, Ontolog, the National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR), MITRE, and many other organizations. The UOS was organized by a committee consisting of Pat Cassidy, Peter Yim, Steve Ray, Dagobert Soergel, and Leo Obrst.
To appear in the Applied Ontology Journal


formal ontology, ontology, semantic interoperability, upper ontology


Obrst, L. , Cassidy, P. , Ray, S. , Smith, B. , Soergel, D. , West, M. and Yim, P. (2006), The 2006 Upper Ontology Summit Joint Communique, To appear in the Applied Ontology Journal, [online], (Accessed February 28, 2024)
Created May 31, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021