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Re: [OPEN] what's in an acronym

From: Christopher Welty <welty@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 11:10:33 -0500
To: "Deborah L. McGuinness" <dlm@ksl.Stanford.EDU>
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org, public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFE0B01D33.8DCFDFB0-ON85256E5B.0058B02D-85256E5B.0058DBB9@us.ibm.com>
Deb wrote on 03/18/2004 11:00:49 AM:

> 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.

Agreed.

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

> Engineering and Patterns

I have the same preference. 

ANY OBJECTIONS?


> 
> 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 
 
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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 
> > 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/ 
> > 
> > -- 
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> > 
> 
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