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Re: Standard graphical representation for ontologies

From: Content-wire Research <editor@content-wire.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 10:26:24 -0400
Message-ID: <000b01c8bce0$fe744cb0$dbcffea9@paola>
To: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, "Carlos Tejo Alonso" <carlos.tejo@fundacionctic.org>
Cc: <semantic-web@w3.org>

I have been thinking about this question, not sure if I am interpreting it 

If by ontology you mean conceptual schema (before it is encoded into 
owl/rdf) I recently learned that
topic maps are an iso standard (so, standard de jure where iso jurisdiction 


Topic Maps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Topic Maps is an ISO standard for the representation and interchange 
of knowledge, with an emphasis on the findability of information. ...


Paola DM

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>
To: "Carlos Tejo Alonso" <carlos.tejo@fundacionctic.org>
Cc: <semantic-web@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: Standard graphical representation for ontologies

> Hi Carlos,
> welcome to the list.
> As for your question:
> 'de iure' definitely there isn't it.
> 'de facto' I do not think so, although better OWL experts than me might 
> have another opinion here. In any case, there are a number of systems that 
> do graphical representations. These include some of the ontology editor 
> tools (eg, protege, more exactly the various plugins for it), or stand 
> alone visualizers (like OWLSight). You can also use RDF visualizers (eg, 
> RDF Gravity) to visual an RDF representation of the ontology.
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/SemanticWebTools
> may give some pointers (updates are welcome!)
> Cheers
> Ivan
> Carlos Tejo Alonso wrote:
>> Hello,
>> This is my first email in semantic-web-request mailing list. So I may
>> introduce myself. I am Carlos Tejo, a member of the Semantic Web
>> activity line at CTIC Foundation, a non-profit organization, where I
>> work with a team of research fellows.
>> And my first question: Is there a standard ("de facto" or "de iure")
>> graphical representation for ontologies?
>> Best regards,
>> Carlos Tejo Alonso
>> R&D Deparment - CTIC Foundation [Asturias, Spain]
>> www.fundacionctic.org
> -- 
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