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Re: [HCLS] Bridging Ontologies - with Foundational Ontologies

From: Amit Sheth <amit@cs.uga.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 08:36:14 -0400
Message-ID: <44EAFA3E.2090406@cs.uga.edu>
To: "Kashyap, Vipul" <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
CC: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>, ogbujic@bio.ri.ccf.org, Donald Doherty <donald.doherty@brainstage.com>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Personally I have seen/developed plenty of applications that use
domain specific/narrow ontologies but do not use any foundational/
top level ontologies.
Amit Sheth

Kashyap, Vipul wrote:
>> Great to hear that! It really seems that most of the promises of semantic
>> web ontologies are only realised when top-level ontologies like DOLCE are
>> used. Maybe we should evaluate the potential use of DOLCE or BFO for the
>> BioRDF tasks?
> [VK] Whereas I agree with the use of foundational ontologies, I may not agree
> with the sweeping generalization above. Significant potential can be realized by
> using not so formally organized resources such as the UMLS for instance.
> ---Vipul
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