On Tuesday, the workshop on Ontology Modeling and Best Practices was held at Sookmyoong university in Seoul, South Korea.
The workshop was held in conjunction with the publication of the Korean edition of Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, which became available the same week. Presentations included my Working Ontologist overview of the Semantic Web, a presentation about ontology reasoning technology by Young-Tack Park of Soongsil University, Ontology Evolution by Sang-Won Lee of Sungkyunkwan Unversity, and Semantic Technology in TopQuadrant Korea by Won Seok Oh. The event was attended by about 80 delegates from Korean industry, government and academia.
In conjunction with the conference we also had a book-signing of the Korean edition. I am quite pleased with the appearance of the book - the title fonts are sumptuous, and the hardbound cover artfully combines the original cover art with an image that is unique to the Korean edition.
Even in Korean, I can do some proofreading. In one of the prefaces, my co-author Jim Hendler's name is misspelled (presumably a double-transliteration error). But overall, the book looks great; pretty surprising for such a quick turn-around. From Morgan-Kaufmann's contract with ScitTech publishers until the books hit the sales table was only six months, including translation, artwork, and all post production. Special thanks to Prof. Sung Hyuk Kim of Sookmyoong university for spearheading the project, and to Yoon Mi Chu for the translation.
Photos by Seok Hee Hong.