The 121st RIHN seminar

The 121th RIHN seminar is going to be held as follows.

The lecturer is Prof. Riichiro Mizoguchi, who is one of the pioneers and top runners in the field of ontology engineering.

In the field of information science an ontology is used to systematize basic concepts in the process of taking care of the relationships between things.

Ontology engineering is a method to build the bases (models) which represent the definitions of various things and the linkages between things through describing the conceptual system in a computer.

I hope this seminar will be a good opportunity to deliberate the possibility or effective ways of ontology use as a method to understand the global environmental studies systematically.

Date: October 1st, 2015 (Thursday) 13:30 - 16:00
(lecture: 90 minutes, discussion : 50 minutes(break: 10 minutes) )
Place: Lecture hall, RIHN( → Access)
Lecturer: Riichiro MIZOGUCHI (Research Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST))
Language: Japanese
Title: Theory and practice of ontology engineering
Contact: Center for Research Development: MATSUOKA Yuko E-mail


  • - What is ontology engineering?
  • - Theory and role of top-level ontology
  • - the top-level ontology YAMATO
  • - Way of ontology construction

【Accessing the following site, you can overview the ontology engineering. ⇒ here

In addition, this seminar will be also an event corresponding to the core project FS “Designing Common Language and Common Theoretical Basis on Global Environmental Studies”.