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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
The session will be recorded and made available to registered attendees.
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About the speakers
Ahren E. Lehnert is an information and knowledge management professional with twenty years’ experience in taxonomy, text analytics, search, and content and records management. Ahren has developed enterprise taxonomies and knowledge development and retrieval strategies as a consultant and full-time employee in a broad range of industries. He writes about and is a frequent speaker on industry topics in company-sponsored webinars, large conferences like KMWorld, and a host of other venues. Ahren is Senior Manager, Graph Solutions at Synaptica, LLC, a provider of taxonomy, ontology, and text analytics products and services. He lives and works in Oakland, California. If you don’t find him swimming in information, you will find him swimming laps.
Bob Kasenchak is a taxonomist and ontologist at Factor. For over 10 years, he has designed and implemented vocabulary projects for clients in the publishing, e-commerce, technology, and other sectors in the semantic software space. Bob earned a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, an MM in Theoretical Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, and put in 5 years towards a PhD in Music Theory at the University of Texas before abandoning academia for the information industry. His current research interests include ontologies, knowledge graphs, and text classification. Still active teaching and playing music, Bob has been a member of the local ensemble Gamelan Encantada for the past several years. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife and elderly cat.