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Fwd: Support for OWL2

From: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:16:09 +0000
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Cc: Stefan Schulz <stschulz@uni-freiburg.de>
To: public-owl-comments@w3.org

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> From: Stefan Schulz <stschulz@uni-freiburg.de>
> Date: 3 February 2009 10:20:32 GMT
> To: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, Stefan Schulz  
> <stschulz@uni-freiburg.de>,  "R.Cornet@amc.uva.nl"  
> <R.Cornet@amc.uva.nl>,  Christine Golbreich  
> <christine.golbreich@univ-rennes1.fr>
> Subject: Support for OWL2
>
> Dear Ian,
>
> we have been asked by Christine Golbreich to express the support of
> AMIA KR-WG (Working Group of Formal Biomedical Knowledge
> Representation) to the OWL2 development efforts.
>
> AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) represents the U.S.
> Medical Informatics scientific community but offers also a world wide
> forum for researchers devoted to improving health care and biomedical
> research through informatics. AMIA has always put a strong emphasis on
> the improvement of semantic interoperability through natural language
> technologies, controlled vocabularies and formal ontologies. Its
> Biomedical Knowledge Representation Working Group we are chairing has
> organized several events that brought together Medical Informatics
> researchers with people working in the fields of artificial
> intelligence, formal ontologies, and terminological standards.
>
> With the evolution of SNOMED CT, the importance of description
> logics-based formalisms is increasing, and the AMIA KR-WG  is
> especially interested in issues of reasoning and scalability. Although
> there are still major barriers to enable full OWL-DL reasoning support
> for large biomedical ontologies, the step to OWL 2 is nevertheless
> welcome as it provides more flexibility and as it will stimulate a new
> generation of reasoners.
>
> KR-WG encourages the further evolution of OWL 2 and believes that it
> will open new perspectives in making biomedical data and knowledge
> interoperable and computable. KR-WG is also looking forward to
> fruitful and challenging collaborations with the Semantic Web and
> Description Logics communities.
>
> Kind regards
>
> Stefan Schulz
> Ronald Cornet
>
>
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> Stefan SCHULZ  (apl. Prof. Dr. med.)
> Universitätsklinikum - Institut für Medizinische
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> Ronald Cornet, PhD                    email: R.Cornet@amc.uva.nl
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