New Industrial Ontology Foundry (IOF) website

The IOF has a new website available here. Melinda Hodkiewicz and her group at The University of Western Australia are owed thanks for taking it on, and organizing an IOF conference taking place shortly in Oslo as well.

Working groups for the IOF have been busy lately, despite the government shut-down. Recent presentations concerning foundational ontologies have come from Michael Grunniger on PSL, Nicola Guarino on DOLCE, and Barry Smith on BFO.

Dale Dorsey on the project of philosophy

Dale Dorsey has a nice guest post on the Daily Nous available here. He was hired at the University of Kansas not long after I graduated, and I was sorry to have missed him and have enjoyed his writing since. The metaphor he uses here of many thinkers building a kind of atlas of theory is a timely one.