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Re: What is it used for?

From: Yury Katkov <katkov.juriy@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 12:08:26 +0300
Message-ID: <AANLkTimjEAtHJd68osbEYMLL6d+UMXnA5-p6_VjzY92C@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ray Joseph <Ray.Joseph@kbr.com>
Cc: public-owl-dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>
Hi Ray!
Here is very incomplete answer to your question - I'll give you some of the
examples of using ontologies:

[1] - here is a description of popular ontology SNOMED-CT - some of the
usecases are described there.
In bioinformatics ontologies, for example in Gene Ontology reasoning is used
to figure out what gene is responsible for. [2]
There are many other ontologies that are used to provide the world the
common set of tems for describing data. I don't think that Geonames ontology
is used for reasoning but I'm sure that if you describe some geodata, you
should use classes and properties from Geonames.

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2396499/
[2] http://wiki.geneontology.org/index.php/GO_FAQ#Why_do_we_need_GO.3F

Sincerely yours,

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Ray Joseph <Ray.Joseph@kbr.com> wrote:

>   I have been looking into ontologies for a couple years now and see the
> variety of relationships that can be expressed.
> I would like to know what can be done with an ontology once it is
> constructed.
> Ray
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Yury V. Katkov
Laboratory of intelligent systems
of the Saint-Petersburg National University of Information Technologies,
Mechanics and Optics, Russia
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