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RE: Semantic Web and Software Engineering Task Force $swbp

From: Phil Tetlow <philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 03:00:39 -0500
To: "Uschold, Michael F" <michael.f.uschold@boeing.com>
Cc: <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>, "Jeff Pan" <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <OF28CDA293.68F98830-ON80256F4A.002B4C16-85256F4A.00467564@uk.ibm.com>





Michael,

Many thanks for this reference. I will read the paper with great interest.
I'm sure we both agree that there is a great deal of latent interest in the
Semantic Web within a number of more 'traditional' Software Engineering
circles.

As a point of interest, one of by IBM colleagues is also involved in a
piece of work very similar to that outlined in the abstract below.

These are very interesting times!

Kind regards

Phil Tetlow
Senior Consultant
IBM Business Consulting Services
Mobile. (+44) 7740 923328


                                                                           
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I just came across an excellent paper that will be good fodder for such a
working group:
http://smi-web.stanford.edu/people/holger/publications/MDSW2004.pdf

Ontology-Driven Software Development
in the Context of the Semantic Web:
An Example Scenario with Prot´eg´e/OWL
Holger Knublauch
Stanford Medical Informatics, Stanford University, CA
holger@smi.stanford.edu
Abstract
Recent efforts towards the Semantic Web vision have lead to a number of
standards such as OWL and Web Service languages. While these standards
provide a technical infrastructure, software developers have little
guidance on how to build real-world Semantic Web applications. Based on a
realistic application scenario, we present some initial thoughts on a
software architecture and a development methodology forWeb services and
agents for the SemanticWeb. This architecture is driven by formal domain
models (ontologies). The methodology applies best practices from agile
development methodologies, including systematic tests, short feedback
loops, and close involvement of domain experts. We illustrate how
these techniques can be put into practice using the modern Semantic Web
development tool Prot´eg´e, and indicate future possibilities.

==

There is a whole community called "Automated Software Engineering" which is
relevant. ALso, the OMG Model-Driven Architecture is quite relevant. The
latter is discussed in the above paper.

Good search terms include "ontology-driven" and one or more of:
"information systems"
"software engineering"
"software development"   etc.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Tetlow [mailto:philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 11:18 PM
To: public-swbp-wg@w3.org; Jeff Pan
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Phil Tetlow
Senior Consultant
IBM Business Consulting Services
Mobile. (+44) 7740 923328
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             Phil
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Guus, David

Just a quick note to state that I second Jeff's motion to establish a Task
Force on "The Semantic Web and Software Engineering". Please see my
additional comments below.

Regards

Phil Tetlow
Senior Consultant
IBM Business Consulting Services
Mobile. (+44) 7740 923328
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Guus and David,

I would like to propose a new Task Force "Semantic Web and Software
Engineering". Could you point me to the formal precedure of proposing a new
TF please?

Greetings,
Jeff

--
Jeff Z. Pan  ( http://DL-Web.man.ac.uk/ )
School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester


On Wednesday, November 03, 2004 12:01 PM, Phil Tetlow wrote:

> Jeff,
>
> The more I think about your idea of establishing a W3C Best Practices
Task
> Force around the use of Semantic Web Technologies in Software
Engineering,
> the more it makes real sense - Its far more encompassing and valuable
than
> my clumsy idea. I can think of a number of important issues and ideas
that
> could be discussed and I also think that its very existence would send
out
> some important signals to a number of interested and influential
> communities.
>
> I would be more than willing to run/chair such a Task Force. Would you
like
> to propose its creation?
>
> Regards
>
> Phil Tetlow
> Senior Consultant
> IBM Business Consulting Services
> Mobile. (+44) 7740 923328
>
>
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