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Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10 AM US Eastern Time

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  1. Updates
    1. Updated documents since our last meeting:
      1. New: Early Thoughts on representing People in VIVO
      2. Updated: Early Thoughts on Representing Organizations . Mike Conlon spoke with the creators of ROR (child of GRiD) at RDA and at CNI.
      3. Updated: Early Thoughts on Ontologies Used in VIVO:
      4. Updated: Early Thoughts on Related Domains:
      5. Updated: VIVO Ontology Version 2
      6. Other documents revised to standardize formatting
    2. Github
      1. I spoke with Andrew – perhaps we break out vivo.owl to its own repo in the VIVO Project now so we can 1) continue maintenance; 2) clarify dependency of software on ontology, and 3) establish versioning practices based on 1.x
      2. Create a vivo-community project for the version 2 work
  2. Conference
    1. A talk introducing the ideas / work / rationale on Ontology version 2 based on VIVO Ontology Version 2
    2. A poster on VIVO ontology domains based on Improved figure and text: Early Thoughts on Related Domains:
    3. An workshop based on Javed's outline:
      1. Introduction to ontology (no VIVO content)
      2. Introduction to current use of ontology in VIVO
      3. Introduction to work of the interest group on version 2
  3. Approach to the work
    1. Comments on existing documents
    2. One page description of the VIVO Version 2 ontology work.
    3. Document coming on scholarly works
    4. Document coming on grants / projects
    5. Revision of Early Thoughts on Representing Roles and Relationships
    6. Analysis coming on open tickets
    7. Additional analysis of IAO and ERO for reuse/intersection
    8. Some simple working models corresponding to existing models – people,

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  1. Updates

Action Items

  • Review all open ontology tickets
  • Early thoughts on covering the domains
  • Short description of what we are proposing, with white paper as a reference
  • Folder focusing on new work
  • VIVO community project
  • Proposals for the VIVO conference
  • Melissa regarding OBO, ERO, VIVO, VIVO-ISF

In Progress or Review Ontology Issues

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Open Ontology Issues

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