Workshop on Ontology and Rich Semantics: Frameworks and Application

  • Date of event: Mon, 26th Nov. 2018, 9:30am to 4:00pm
  • Venue: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information,
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Organisers: Dr Chris Khoo, Dr Robert B Allen, & Dr Shigeo Sugimoto
  • For more information: see blog page, or Facebook event .


Explicit rich representations of domain knowledge, models, processes, historical development, and argumentation are important to support e-science, e-social science and digital humanities research. Ontologies define concept hierarchies and identify important types of relations between concepts as well as entities of interest. However, to support e-research as well as real applications, ontologies need to go beyond simple semantics to include representation of complex structures and systems, dynamic models and processes, flow of temporal events, as well as discourse structure, evolution of knowledge, argumentation and information across types of documents and media.

This workshop will explore frameworks for ontological representation with rich semantics, and applications in diverse knowledge domains such as systems analysis and design, molecular biology, clinical decision support systems, linguistics, law, history, biography, etc.

Presentation proposals are invited of completed, ongoing or proposed research/project in ontology and rich semantics applications in a particular subject/application area.