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Re: New major release of the NeOn Toolkit (v2.3)

From: Mathieu D'Aquin <m.daquin@open.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:41:33 +0000
Cc: "semantic-web@w3.org\"" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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To: Marco Neumann <marco.neumann@gmail.com>

On 26 Feb 2010, at 21:26, Marco Neumann wrote:

> Well, it looks like we don't get a prompt answer. Mathieu in case you
> work on the neon project could you please fix the link for Deliverable
> D9.1.1: Initial market assessment & market intelligence for NeOn here:
>
> http://www.neon-project.org/nw/Deliverables

OK, done. Thanks for pointing that out.
Mathieu.


> Marco
>
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Mathieu D'Aquin  
> <m.daquin@open.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Hi Alexander,
>>
>> Just a quick answer to two of your questions (I am sure somebody  
>> else will
>> promptly answer the others and Marco's).
>>
>>> Taking the risk of being annoying I'd also ask, how is NeON's
>>> Modularization approach different from previously proposed ones?
>>
>> That certainly depends on which previously proposed approaches you  
>> are
>> referring to, but the major difference in my opinion is that the  
>> tools for
>> modularization in the NeOn toolkit don't focus on one specific
>> modularization task (module extraction, partitioning, composition),  
>> or on
>> one specific, pre-defined set of modularization criteria, but offer a
>> variety of relatively simple "operators" to build custom made
>> modularizations of ontologies.
>>
>> Of course, this is just the quick answer. You can have a look at  
>> [1], [2]
>> and of course the NeOn deliverable D1.1.4 [3] if you are interested  
>> in this
>> particular aspect (and of course, I am always open to discussions  
>> on this
>> topic).
>>
>>> Also,
>>> regarding Watson, how is Watson an alternative to bioportal.
>>
>> Oh, that's an easy one: it is not.
>>
>>> From
>>> whAt  I have seen Watson does not offer everything bioportal does.
>>
>> Of course, they are completely different systems. Bioportal is an  
>> ontology
>> repository and Watson is an ontology search engine. Watson  
>> automatically
>> crawls the Web to find ontologies to index, Bioportal relies on a  
>> community
>> of users to submit ontologies (currently in the biomedical domain,  
>> but I
>> understand that the technology is generic).
>>
>> But maybe you are referring to Cupboard, which is an ontology  
>> repository
>> based on the Watson engine (as well as on an alignment server, an  
>> ontology
>> metadata registry and an ontology reviewing mechanism). Making a  
>> complete
>> list of the differences between these two systems goes well beyond  
>> what can
>> be done in a single e-mail. It is important to notice however that  
>> we are
>> certainly not trying to enter a competition here. Each system has  
>> its own
>> strengths, and I don't believe that thinking in terms of one being an
>> alternative to the other is the right approach. As far as I am  
>> concerned,
>> collaboration and interoperability between systems like Bioportal and
>> Cupboard is one of the reasons for a workshop like ORES [4] and for  
>> a number
>> of other initiatives to exist.
>>
>> Best,
>> Mathieu.
>>
>> [1] d'Aquin, M., Schlicht, A., Stuckenschmidt, H., Sabou, M., (2009)
>> Criteria and Evaluation for Ontology Modularization Technique. In  
>> Heiner
>> Stuckenschmidt, Christine Parent, Stefano Spaccapietra (ed) Modular
>> Ontologies: Concepts, Theories and Techniques for Knowledge  
>> Modularization,
>> Criteria and Evaluation for Ontology Modularization Technique.
>> [2] d'Aquin, M., Doran, P., Motta, E., Tamma, V., (2007)Towards a  
>> Parametric
>> Ontology Modularization Framework Based on Graph Transformation.  
>> Workshop:
>> International Workshop on Modular Ontologies, K-CAP 2007.
>> [3]
>> http://www.neon-project.org/web-content/images/Publications/neon_2008_d114.pdf
>> [4] http://www.ontologydynamics.org/od/index.php/ores2010/
>>
>>
>>
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