W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-swbp-wg@w3.org > January to March 2004

Re: [OPEN] what's in an acronym

From: Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@ksl.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 08:00:49 -0800
Message-ID: <4059C7B1.2000502@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: Christopher Welty <welty@us.ibm.com>
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
on the name, i would like an acronym that is easy to search for (in 
email, archives, etc.)
Thus normal english words like  open and pat are less desirable.

I am happy with OEDP  and OEP  with a slight preference for OEP Ontology 
Engineering and Patterns

Deborah

Christopher Welty wrote:

>
> ANy other acronym suggestions?  Let's close this quickly.
>
> -Chris
>
>
> Dr. Christopher A. Welty, Knowledge Structures Group
> IBM Watson Research Center, 19 Skyline Dr., Hawthorne, NY  10532     
> USA              
> Voice: +1 914.784.7055,  IBM T/L: 863.7055, Fax: +1 914.784.7455
> Email: welty@watson.ibm.com, Web: 
> http://www.research.ibm.com/people/w/welty/
>
> 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
> > Voice: +1 914.784.7055,  IBM T/L: 863.7055, Fax: +1 914.784.7455
> > Email: welty@watson.ibm.com, Web: 
> http://www.research.ibm.com/people/w/welty/
> >  
> > --
> > Alan L Rector
> > Professor of Medical Informatics
> > Department of Computer Science
> > University of Manchester
> > Manchester M13 9PL, UK
> > TEL: +44-161-275-6188/6239/7183
> > FAX: +44-161-275-6204
> > Room: 2.88a, Kilburn Building
> > email: rector@cs.man.ac.uk
> > web: www.cs.man.ac.uk/mig
> >         www.opengalen.org
> >         www.clinical-escience.org
> >   


-- 
 Deborah L. McGuinness 
 Associate Director Knowledge Systems Laboratory 
 Gates Computer Science Building, 2A Room 241 
 Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9020 
 email: dlm@ksl.stanford.edu
 URL: http://ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm
 (voice) 650 723 9770    (stanford fax) 650 725 5850   (computer fax)  801 705 0941
Received on Thursday, 18 March 2004 11:00:53 EST

This archive was generated by hypermail pre-2.1.9 : Thursday, 18 March 2004 11:00:55 EST