I am a Postdoctoral Associate in Biomedical Informatics working under the
direction of Dr. Amanda Hicks in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida. Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Philosophy under the direction of Dr. Barry Smith at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). My work, funded from 2012 to 2015 by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), also involved close collaboration with researchers at the UB Department of Biomedical Informatics. My interdisciplinary research aims at laying the groundwork for creating computer-assisted natural language definition writing tools leveraging ontological data. Such tools can be used both by terminologists and ontologists. My research interest is in definitions in dictionaries, technical manuals, and ontologies, and in the automation of definition processing, production, and checking. My research includes work on ontology mapping and versioning. My primary domains of expertise are applied ontology, terminology, and natural language processing.
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Painting in the pictureTitled (Art as Idea as Idea) The Word "Definition" by Joseph Kosuth, at the MoMa, NY. (http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=137438)
Survey on defining practices in ontologies
In view of the upcoming Definitions in Ontologies (DO 2013) workshop that will be held on July 7, in Montreal, in conjunction with ICBO 2013, we are sending out a survey on definitions.
The objective is to gather information on the practices and needs of the ontology community with respect to definitions in order to guide the discussion session aimed at creating a prioritized list of best practices in definitions.
We invite you to give us feedback on your experience and to attend the workshop (early registration for workshops are still open until June 23).
The questionnaire will be accessible until June 23.
We thank you for your time and hope to see you at the workshop.