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Re: Request for "Good" Ontologies

From: Adrian Walker <adriandwalker@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:03:03 -0500
Message-ID: <1e89d6a41002180703m57bc71d4h809c247f13ad341d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Mike,

For some folks, *Ontology *means *OWL ontology*.

For others, we have:

*What makes written knowledge an "ontology" is that the language has a
grammar and an interpretation of the grammatical constructs that is suitable
for automated reasoning.  If most of the desired reasoning depends on your
interpretations of constructs you introduced, that can't happen unless you
build the engine.   *-- Edward J. Barkmeyer

Under Ed's meaning, the following would presumably qualify as part of a
simple ontology [1,2]

some-relationship1 is a specialization of some-relationship2
that-relationship2 is a specialization of some-relationship3
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that-relationship1 is a specialization of that-relationship3


some-person is related through some-relationship to some-other-person
that-relationship is a specialization of some-higher-relationship
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that-person is related through that-higher-relationship to that-other-person

So, my question is, are you interested suchlike for your collection?

                           Cheers,  -- Adrian

[1] www.reengineeringllc.com/demo_agents/DataModelling1.agent

[2] Internet Business Logic
A Wiki and SOA Endpoint for Executable Open Vocabulary English over SQL and
RDF
Online at www.reengineeringllc.com    Shared use is free, and there are no
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Adrian Walker
Reengineering

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com>wrote:

>  *Dear* *LOD Afficianods:*
>  *
> *
> This message is about an effort you may wish to contribute to, or at least
> you may be interested in knowing about it.
>   *
> *
> *WHAT: **T*he  NeOn project <http://www.neon-project.org/> is supporting
> an effort to collect high quality ontologies.
>
> I invite you to submit one or more "exemplary ontologies<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:WhatIsAnExemplaryOntology>"
> to a growing catalog in the Ontology Design Patterns Wiki<http://www.ontologydesignpatterns.org>.
>
> Identify one or more ontologies that:
>
>    - you have significant knowledge or experience with,
>    - you regard as an excellent example of a "high quality" ontology
>    See: "What is an Exemplary Ontology<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:WhatIsAnExemplaryOntology>" for
>    ideas about this; edit them if you wish.
>
> Can you or any of your colleagues think of exemplary ontologies to add to
> the catalog?
>
> *WHY:  to make it easy for people to find good ontologies to draw
> inspiration from and to emulate.*
>
> * If you don't have much time, I will make it easier by talking you
> through it on the phone. I'm UscholdM on Skype.*
> *
> *
> *HOW: Quick Instructions:*
>
>    1. Visit *Ontology Design Patterns Wiki*<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/>
>     (http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/)
>    2. Click the "*How to register*<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:Register>" link at
>    lower left of the page; follow instructions to get a login name and
>    password.
>    ---Or paste: http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:Register into
>    your browser
>    3. See: "*What is an Exemplary Ontology*<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:WhatIsAnExemplaryOntology>"
>    link for some criteria
>    ---Or paste: h
>    ttp://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:WhatIsAnExemplaryOntology<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:WhatIsAnExemplaryOntology> into
>    your browser
>    4. Visit *Exemplary Ontology Catalogue*<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Ontology:Main> page
>    to make sure the ontology is not already there.
>    ---Or paste: http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Ontology:Main into
>    your browser
>    5. Click the *Su**bmit a new Exemplary Ontology* button.
>    6. Fill out a form describing various aspects of the exemplary
>    ontology.  Key fields are:
>       1. *Name *of ontology
>       2. *Description (Short)*
>       3. *Purpose *of the ontology
>       4. *Justification *(why you think this is an exemplary ontology)
>       5. *URI *of where to find the ontology
>       6. *References  *One or more references to learn more.
>
> Submissions should normally be made by champions of the ontology rather
> than by the developers. This avoids perceived conflict of interest /
> self-promotion.
>
> Thanks very much,
>  Michael
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