You are invited to a Zoom webinar on Nov. 3, 2021 11:00 a.m. (MDT). The topic will be Standardizing How We Talk About Standards: Developing SSOS, the Standards-Specific Ontology Standard.

Register in advance for this webinar at…/reg…/WN_2xyL2PoiQ-eDXuZD9pSlbw.

What it’s really about is breaking down a Tower of Babel and enabling discoverability and interoperability. You know the old saying – the great thing about standards is that there are so many of them. No joke. There are hundreds of standards organizations, but most of them think and talk about their standards in their own ways. This new ontology describes a limited set of core concepts and relationships important to standards in general, providing a foundation to build on. That will enhance discoverability and facilitate interoperability between standards, which is ever more important today as folks recognize how important it is to base their work and tools on standards. Any given organization actually uses many different standards. Your work, and the tools and technologies you use, are based on more standards than you probably realize.

This webinar will be presented by the co-chairs of the NISO Standards-Specific Ontology Working Group, Cord Wischhöfer from DIN Software in Berlin and Robert Wheeler from ASME in New York. They’ll talk about the process of creating the SSOS ontology, of course, but they’ll also provide insights on what an ontology is and why it’s more powerful than the simpler taxonomies most of us are familiar with. Jack Bruce from Access Innovations will give you a look at how the ontology is actually created. As semantics (along with standards) become ever more important to our information infrastructures, ontologies will become increasingly common.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, changing search to found.