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Re: OEP and SE

From: <ewallace@cme.nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 14:40:00 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200411231940.OAA06166@clue.mel.nist.gov>
To: dlm@ksl.stanford.edu, welty@us.ibm.com, schreiber@cs.vu.nl, public-swbp-wg@w3.org, pan@cs.man.ac.uk
Cc: philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com

Jeff Pan wrote:
>I would like to discuss with you the relationship between the OEP  TF and the 
>proposed SE TF. 
>As mentioned in [1], the distinction between the two TFs is clear, i.e.,  OEP 
>is more about engineering and patterns of ontologies, while SE is more about
>the use of ontologies in software architecture and lifecycles. The SE TF terms 
>of reference [2] explicitly states that the scopes of the two TFs are disjoint.> >
>There are some potential connections between the two TFs. For instance, 
>"Mapping from UML to OWL" is a suggested topic in OEP TF [3], the results 
>from which could be applied in topics in SE TF, such as "Ontology-Driven 
>Software Engineering".  

I don't really believe that there is a clean demarcation line between the
scopes of these two Task Forces.  For each item of work we may choose a
single home, but that choice sometimes will be arbitrary.  The Semantic
Integration note is a case in point.  

This is not a problem in my view.  As long as we don't have turf battles or
contradictory notes.  Its better to spend time writing notes than writing 
careful scope descriptions.  (Now, if I could just find some time to write

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