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Re: OEP and SE

From: Jeff Pan <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:42:50 -0000
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I think your comment is reasonable. I agree that there is no clean demarcation line the two RESEARCH topics "Ontology Engineering and Patterns" and "Ontology and Software Engineering".  Similar argument can be found in the PhD thesis of my colleague Hai Wang "Semantic Web and Formal Design Methods"[1]. Having said that, I believe it could be a good idea to have (at least in the big picture) clear distinctions between the scopes of two TFs.


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

[1] http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~hwang/thesis.pdf

 Evan Wallace wrote:

> 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
> either!)
> -Evan
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