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Ontology views grant Initial kickoff meeting Meeting summary 3/21/07 Jim Brinkley

Present: * = curently paid on this grant at varying percentages


Jim Brinkley* brinkley@… Linda Shapiro* shapiro@… Dan Cook* raintown@… John Gennari* gennari@…


Todd Detwiler* det@… Joshua Franklin* joshuadf@… Onard Mejino* mejino@…


Max Neal mneal@… Alan Au aau@… Rosalia Tungaraza rltungar@… Gary Yngve gyngve@…

Others not able to make it, but part of this grant:


Dan Suciu* suciu@…


Mark Musen* musen@… Natasha Noy* noy@… Daniel Rubin* rubin@… Archana Vembakam* vembakam@…

This initial meeting was mostly devoted to introductions, and a review of the aims and tasks for the grant by Jim Brinkley. We agreed to hold mostly weekly one hour meetings for all who want to be part of this, but especially those paid directly on the grant. The meetings will be on Wednesdays at 10:30 in CSE 678 (Habib room). My guess is that we'll be able to arrange teleconferencing with Stanford from there once we work out the logistics. I have a conflicting meeting once a month (first Wed of the month) at 10:30, so I at least will only be there three out of the four weeks - but thats probably enough anyway.

So far the group is too big for detailed discussions on every topic, so my thought is that the purpose of this larger meeting is for everyone to stay up to speed with what people are doing, initially through overview progress reports, and later through more detailed reports from individuals on successive weeks. Throughout I will always be trying to relate these efforts to the aims and tasks of the grant, as I hope others will too.

Then, either directly after the larger meeting or at different times smaller groups can meet to get the real work done in the specific tasks.

As it turns out several people have already been working in areas that can contribute to the aims, so next week we will hear brief overviews of these efforts.

Joshua Franklin has already created a project Wiki, at This Wiki will have these notes and other relevant documents and pointers to demos. For example we will upload the aims and tasks of the grant as written, including assignment of personnel as written, as a basis for discussion - we will undoubtedly want to change these.

Next meeting is Wed March 28 at 10:30 in CSE 678.