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

From: Marco Neumann <marco.neumann@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:51:38 -0500
Message-ID: <844a8dbf1002261651w575cb67fldf58e4009477de4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mathieu D'Aquin" <m.daquin@open.ac.uk>
Cc: "semantic-web@w3.org\"" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Thank You Mathieu

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Mathieu D'Aquin <m.daquin@open.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> 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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>>> 038302).
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
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