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Comments / Suggestions for the Interoperability Deliverable

From: Tobias Bürger <tobias.buerger@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 15:15:23 +0200
Message-ID: <20070328151523.k0s1rnktcg8scsk0@mail1.novara.ie>
To: public-xg-mmsem@w3.org

Dear all,

to pick up some aspects of the discussion from the list in [1]:

do you think that it would make sense to include a general section on  
how interoperability for metadata standards/vocabularies could be  
achieved using semantic technologies?

I can imagine five options:
(1) Through standards + consensus building among the community
(2) Building upon a core or foundational ontology like DOLCE, SUMO or  
others and align voacbularies to them
(3) Through mediation between vocabularies based on a central vocabulary
(4) Through integration / harmonisation of vocabularies
(5) Through mapping or matching between concepts

I think the one that the XG goes for is (4), however it would be  
valuable for the deliverable to shortly discuss pro/cons of the other  
4 options above. Yes, I know, that not every of these options is a  
good option, but one could think of.

But perhaps this part would be to theoretically as we want to  
demonstrate practical things.

Any thoughts / comments welcome!

Best regards,


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-mmsem/2007Mar/0033.html

Tobias Bürger, http://www.deri.org
skype: tobitrautich
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