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Re: Ontologies with standard behavior of an information domain

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 18:39:38 -0400
Message-Id: <2ACE49CB-73D5-4884-B96A-523324CA6ABA@gmail.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
To: Zille Huma <zille.huma@upb.de>

The OBI ontology[1], which is aimed at representing the domain of  
biomedical investigations, concerns itself both with the things, but  
also with the processes. I suspect manufacturing ontologies do the  
same. On what basis do you make the assessment? Where have you looked  
for ontologies?

-Alan

[1] http://obi.sourceforge.net/

On May 27, 2008, at 9:44 AM, Zille Huma wrote:

>
> Hi All,
>
> I have been wondering for sometime now that why isnt it a popular  
> trend to store standard activities of a domain in the ontology and  
> not only the concepts, e.g., for the tourism domain, ontologies  
> normally contain concepts like Tourist, Resort, etc. but I have not  
> so far come across an ontology that also contains the standard  
> activities like searchResort, bookHotel, etc. Why is it so? What  
> support is provided in the ontology langauges to model the standard  
> activities of the domain as well??
>
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