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RE: Cross-ontologies reasoning

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:50:02 -0800
Message-ID: <EDDE2977F3D216428E903370E3EBDDC9032B89E8@MAIL01.stc.com>
To: "Danny Ayers" <danny666@virgilio.it>, <public-sws-ig@w3.org>

That's also the way I understood "humans in the loop". But my point is that, even if you only need to set the mapping once, there might be thousands and thousands of mappings needed because of the potential proliferation of different ontologies within the Semantic Web. So my concern is finding the skilled manpower capable of handling that volume of work.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Danny Ayers [mailto:danny666@virgilio.it]
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 1:36 PM
> To: Ugo Corda; public-sws-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Cross-ontologies reasoning
> At 13:54 -0500 12/17/03, Jim Hendler wrote:
> > all the useful tools I know of are human in the loop and 
> partial-mapping
> based
> [...]
> > cross ontology reasoning is the thing that makes Semantic 
> Web different
> from all
> > other AI ontology work to date
> These statements make a lot of sense to me. At the same time, 
> they do not
> sound very encouraging as far as the Semantic Web is concerned.
> Unless the Semantic Web limits itself to a fairly small set 
> of "canonical"
> ontologies (which is highly unlikely, given the open-ended 
> nature of the Web
> itself), then the need of having humans in the loop seems to 
> indicate that
> cross ontology reasoning within the Semantic Web is a very 
> impractical goal
> right from the start.
> ---
> Hmm, there are different ways you can read "humans in the 
> loop". It may only
> be that they are needed once, to set up the mapping, after which the
> machines can be left to their own devices (so to speak).
> Cheers,
> Danny.
Received on Friday, 19 December 2003 16:50:03 UTC

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