What are Ontologies and why is one studying it?

21.10.2019

Fraunhofer IWM Vortrag Prof. Harald Sack, 21. Oktober 2019, W9a EG hinten / großer Seminarraum (A1.20) des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Werkstoffmechanik IWM in Freiburg, Prof. Sack, FIZ Karlsruhe / KIT

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Was:                        Vortrag Fraunhofer IWM: What are Ontologies and why is one studying it?

Wann:                      21. Oktober 2019, 11:15 Uhr

Wo:                         W9a EG hinten / großer Seminarraum (A1.20) des Fraunhofer Instituts für Werkstoffmechanik IWM in Freiburg

Vortragender:           Prof. Harald Sack, FIZ Karlsruhe / KIT

Abstract:

What are Ontologies and why is one studying it?

Ontologies are often referred to as the silver bullets of domain modeling. Not only that they are assumed to be capable of modeling the world “as it is”, often they are said to have quasi “magical powers” to turn plain software into intelligent applications. However, ontologies definitely are more than mere data structures. This is because they obtain a well defined model-theoretical semantics. Thereby, they enable the creation of new knowledge from existing knowledge via deduction and inference. Moreover, ontologies enable the transition from procedural engineering to descriptive engineering by transferring programming logic from software to data. This talk will give an overview on ontologies and how they are used for domain modeling and software engineering to implement “intelligent” applications in a more efficient way. 

Im Fraunhofer IWM Seminar werden wissenschaftliche Themen zu den Arbeitsgebieten des Instituts vorgestellt. Die öffentlichen Vorträge finden im W9a EG hinten / großer Seminarraum (A1.20) des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Werkstoffmechanik IWM in Freiburg statt. Gäste sind willkommen und erhalten Eintritt beim Empfang in der Wöhlerstraße 11.