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Re: Ontology Working Group Proposal Draft

From: John Madden <john.madden@duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 07:58:41 -0500
Message-Id: <61E199C4-5CDC-4981-A91B-C36D429FFC43@duke.edu>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Hey Vipul,

There's a topic I'm not sure whether it is reflected in the draft  
(I'm away from my desktop).

That's the issue of helping to collect/develop some standard web  
service definitions for "ontology services".

Of course there are lots of wonderful "terminology server" API's out  
there going back 20 years. Some of these have been considered  
standards, others were more like demos. But I don't know if anybody  
has yet tried to think about broadly applicable, web-standard WSDL  
work, and I think a set of abstract classes expressed in web service  
language, that people trying to implement web service interface could  
inherit from, would really be a way of promoting webification of  
ontologies.

(Also talking with danbri about this would be a good idea, I think.)

John
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