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Re: [OPEN] what's in an acronym

From: Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@ksl.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:59:06 -0800
Message-ID: <4068C65A.5010402@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
i am not sure if it needs a swbp vote or just a subgroup vote,
but i would like to officially begin using the name OEP for the Ontology 
Engineering and Patterns group instead of OPEN.

the longer we wait and keep having open in the subject lines of these 
messages, the longer we propagate using regular words and thus words 
that are hard to search for.

if we need a swbp vote for this, i propose to officially use the acronym 
OEP for the task force chris and i run and i propose that we vote on 
thursday.
if chris and i can solicit input from the subgroup and change it 
ourselves, then i would request input from anyone who really wants to 
keep the name OPEN.

thanks,
deborah

Deborah L. McGuinness wrote:

> 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
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>  
>

-- 
 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
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