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Re: Rich Annotations Use Cases

From: Vojtech Svatek <Svatek@vse.cz>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 22:08:30 +0100
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Trying to send the posting below once again, now in plain text (which it
effectively was - but I did not notice the HTML button was switched...).
Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks to Peter for reminding me.

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Dear all,
My first posting to the group, appended below (I tried to send it yesterday
but failed because of some strange blacklisting), might perhaps be relevant
to Bijan's categorisation of annotations.
I am actually not quite sure on where this type of annotations would fit:
they would bear domain semantics like core OWL constructs, but would
particularly be used for mapping 'inferences' based on term&structure
matching.
Regards
Vojtech
P.S. As already indicated, I can't take part in today's conference, as I
have a flu (I can neither speak well nor even travel to my office).
Hopefully next time.

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Dear all,
sorry if I am wrong - I am entirely new to the WG and may not have good
understanding of many issues - but it seems to me that annotations could be
used for a lot of interesting and 'semantic' purposes connected to design
patterns, visualisation etc.
For example:
- indicating that a certain concept is a reified n-ary relationship, cf.
http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-n-aryRelations/
- naming the feature that is responsible for a class partition (or
generally subclassing), e.g. if the class Person is partitioned to
Employee, Student and Retired, the partition could be labelled as
'professional status' or the like.
It is important that such distinctions are not only consumable by humans.
When (semi-)automatically mapping ontologies, it often occurs that similar
parts of a domain are modelled differently (say, using different logical
patterns) in different ontologies, and such additional information could
help a lot I believe.

Regards
Vojtech
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  Vojtech Svatek, University of Economics, Prague
  Nam.W.Churchilla 4, 13067 Praha 3, CZECH REPUBLIC
  (CHANGED!!!) phone: +420 224095495, e-mail:  svatek@vse.cz
web: http://nb.vse.cz/~svatek
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