Are you interested in learning more about ontologies but don’t know where to begin?
Our “Introduction to Ontology Concepts and Modeling” workshop comprises a three-hour introduction aimed at IAs who are interested in ontologies and would like to learn the basics, including:
- Complex knowledge organization schemes and concept structures
- Basics of ontological relationships
- Information on existing ontologies for re-use
- The difference between upper and lower ontologies
- Basic ontology concepts like RDF and semantic triples
- Software systems and components
- Ontology modeling exercises
About the speakers
Ahren E. Lehnert is an information management professional with over fifteen years’ experience in taxonomy, text analytics, search, and content and records management. He has developed enterprise taxonomies in a consulting capacity for clients in a broad range of industries. Ahren is now Senior Manager, Text Analytics Solutions at Synaptica, LLC, a provider of taxonomy and text analytics products and services.
Bob Kasenchak’s interest in information science began while working at Schwann Publications in the late 1990s. Publishing a quarterly phone-book-sized classical music catalog featuring carefully controlled synonymic records and standardization of terms suggested the necessity for hierarchical data structures in the service of organizing information about composers and musical works. After a decade studying and teaching music, Bob spent 8 years designing and developing information projects at a leading taxonomy firm before joining Synaptica in 2019.