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Re: Cross-ontologies reasoning

From: Leo Obrst <lobrst@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 16:07:35 -0500
Message-ID: <3FE0C597.73D47581@mitre.org>
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Cc: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>, pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, public-sws-ig@w3.org

In general, this is harder than people think, and no, there is no
automated way to do this yet, perhaps ever? Yes, we have some constructs
in OWL now to attempt to do this and if folks use a common KR language,
it's easier: you eliminate the dissonance from different formal language

If anyone thinks it's easy, please let me know what you would suggest.


Bijan Parsia wrote:
> On Dec 17, 2003, at 1:24 PM, Francis McCabe wrote:
> > 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.
> For the record, I don't believe that I, personally, made such an
> assertion. Nor did I intend to. I didn't read anyone else in this
> thread as doing so.
> Cheers,
> Bijan Parsia.

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