The Open-Source Ontology Board
Publishing open industrial ontologies
What are ontologies important?
Ontologies are the Rosetta stone of information interoperability. They enable powerful decision-making based on the information they structure. Their objective is to model a domain of knowledge in the set of relevant concepts, their characteristics and their relationships, so they can be understood by both humans and computers.
Using strong and relevant industrial ontologies guarantees:
– the completeness of an information model adapted to your business organization
– the guarantee of scalability and evolutivity of this model
– the technical and operational interoperability of all information shared by all units
– the promise for user applications to offer a contextualized access to company knowledge
– autonomy for the data and IT teams to adapt the model and systems to evolving needs
What do we want to achieve?
The deliverables of the Open-Source project consist of proposing a complete system, based on a coherent set of industrial ontologies and a basic semantic platform. The aim is to enable the knowledge management community to quickly leverage the ontologies and validate the value they bring in addressing concrete industrial use-cases.
This Open-Source project will have four phases:
1 – Project initialization: Creation of the Project Management Consortium (board, objectives, etc.).
2 – Publish of all core ontologies under Creative Commons licence: Validation and documentation
3 – Publication of the core semantic platform and an illustrative application
4 – Operations: Management of evolutions of the ontological set and core platform