Relaxing, sort of

Some of you have noticed the low volume of posts lately, which was due to thesis deadline back in December (the Italian system is fairly strict on those matters). Last Monday I had to give a presentation for the Collegio di Docenti (professors’ committee) of the faculty, who decided to admit me to the public defense in April 2008 (with another committee, composed of external examiners and headed by a UniBz prof.). HiHa!

In addition to a few day’s of sleep after the 21th of Dec., I’ve been on a real holiday to Sicily for a week (a few annotated photos) and I’m now diligently catching up and working on article writing – with deadlines that all seem to be in the first 2-3 months of the year – but I also have some “spare time” (relative to the last half a year) so that I can post/read/comment a bit more regularly. In case someone would like to read more contents right now already, you may want to have a look at the recently accepted journal article on representing part-whole relations and reasoning over it with a newly defined RBox Compatibility reasoning service:

Keet, C.M. and Artale, A. Representing and Reasoning over a Taxonomy of Part-Whole Relations. Applied Ontology — Special Issue on Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modelling, to appear.

More about part-whole relations is in the pipeline, but that for later.