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RE: An argument for bridging information models and ontologies at the syntactic level

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:40:10 -0400
Message-ID: <DBA3C02EAD0DC14BBB667C345EE2D1240236D1A5@PHSXMB20.partners.org>
To: "jim herber" <jimherber@gmail.com>, "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>
Cc: "Ogbuji, Chimezie" <OGBUJIC@ccf.org>, <public-hcls-coi@w3.org>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
4. Keeping the two (data models and conceptual models) separate allows them to
evolve independently.
[VK] I agree with this principle emphatically, as has been expressed in my
e-mails on the same topic. The semantic web community
needs to articulate in some manner, that SW specifications like RDF/OWL are
targeted towards conceptual models and not data models.
Also, there is a tendency to confound the two types of model in healthcare and
probably in other industries as well.
5. Pulling out the mapping versus attempting to represent mapping and data model
in conceptual language fits a basic tenant of engineering principals, that is
"loosely coupled modules with highly cohesive functionality".
[VK] Assume you are suggesting "Pulling out the mapping" in which case I am in
complete agreement. 

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