The OOA is an international not-for-profit association
that consists of industry, government, and research leaders and innovators
with respect to ontology development, use, or education. The general mission
of the OOA is to develop strategies for ontology recommendation and standardization,
and promote the ontology technology to industry. The OOA is organized
as a number of domain chapters and working groups. A domain chapter is
responsible for implementing the OOA mission in a vertical market sector,
such as, HR, eHealth, digital libraries, legal, finance, etc. A working
group focuses on a certain issue that is horizontal for several or all
domain chapters; examples are Ontology Evaluation and Quality, interoperability,
Domain Upper-Levels, etc.
The OOA is a KnowledgeWeb
initiative. KnowledgeWeb (FP6-507482) is a European-funded network of
excellence and the world's largest coordinated research effort on Semantic
Web Technology and on ontology in particular.