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Re: Cross-ontologies reasoning

From: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 10:24:58 -0800
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Cc: public-sws-ig@w3.org
To: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>

The 'problem' I was referring to was that of automatically mapping one 
ontology (written I assume by person or persons A) to another (written 
by persons B).

People have asserted that there exist automatic tools for doing that. 
And I was pointing out some corner cases.

Frank

On Dec 17, 2003, at 8:58 AM, pat hayes wrote:

> Francis McCabe wrote:
> Actually, a more realistic scenario is that there are missing relations
> and missing concepts  between the two ontologies.
> Think about a office planner's chair ontology, compared to a
> carpenter's version.
>
> ----
>
> Is this supposed to illustrate a problem of some kind? Surely this is 
> exactly what the semantic web is largely going to be FOR, to enable 
> useful nuggets of formalized knowledge about some topic to be gathered 
> together and used.
>
> P
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