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Re: [OPEN] what's in an acronym

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:58:53 +0000
Message-ID: <405972DD.2060908@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Christopher Welty <welty@us.ibm.com>
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org



Christopher Welty wrote:

> 
> ANy other acronym suggestions?  

PAT

(for patterns :)


Brian


Let's close this quickly.
> 
> -Chris
> 
> 
> Dr. Christopher A. Welty, Knowledge Structures Group
> IBM Watson Research Center, 19 Skyline Dr., Hawthorne, NY  10532     USA 
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> public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org wrote on 03/11/2004 09:26:12 PM:
> 
>  > I share the concern about the ‘OPEN’ acronym. People will surely 
> forget to use [],
>  > so it might be a good idea to change the acronym to say:
>  > OEDP Ontology Engineering Design Patterns  or OEP: Ontology 
> Engineering and Patterns
>  >  
>  > Mike
>  >  
>  >  
>  > -----Original Message-----
>  > From: public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
>  > Alan Rector
>  > Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 11:31 PM
>  > To: Christopher Welty
>  > Cc: pat hayes; public-swbp-wg@w3.org; public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org
>  > Subject: Re: [OPEN] new member invitations
>  >  
>  > Chris
>  > Yes.  I am very interested.  In fact I am trying to write up our 
> teaching  
>  > experience in terms of "issues", "patterns" and "operations" as we 
> speak and
>  > getting together a Manchester effort to pool our teaching experience.
>  > I agree with Chris that I would prefer to avoid "Meta-ontology" which 
> risks being
>  > seen, or worse becoming, too abstracted
>  > Also, trivia - OPEN is a great acronym, but on its own it risks being 
> filtered by
>  > headers for other open source lists unless we are sure we stick to 
> "[OPEN]" in the
>  > subject header with both square brackets. Without the square brackets 
> it's likely
>  > to get lost.
>  > Regards
>  > Alan
>  >  
>  > Christopher Welty wrote:
>  >  
>  > Alan, Pat,
>  > At the f2f, we formed a task force within the working group called 
> "Ontology
>  > Patterns and Engineering" (OPEN) which will focus on publishing 
> ontology design
>  > patterns and general "meta ontological" (for lack of a better term) 
> design
>  > principles (the notion of a "backbone taxonomy" for example). 
>  Current members are
>  > Deborah McGuinness, Aldo Gangemi, Oscar Corcho, and Mike Uschold. 
>  And me.
>  > We agreed at the f2f to TRY and put [OPEN] in the subject line for 
> task force
>  > communication, and members will be expected to write and review some
>  > patterns/design principles.
>  > I think you two would be very good additions to the group.  I'm not 
> sure there is
>  > any formal membership process for task forces (Guus - is there???), 
> but I suppose
>  > it would be useful for us to know who considers themselves to be 
> participants - so
>  > please let us know if you'll join.
>  > -Chris
>  > Dr. Christopher A. Welty, Knowledge Structures Group
>  > IBM Watson Research Center, 19 Skyline Dr., Hawthorne, NY  10532     USA
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