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Re: Semantic information for math representations of physics

From: Andreas Strotmann <Strotmann@rrz.uni-koeln.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 14:40:18 +0100
Message-ID: <420229C2.60202@rrz.uni-koeln.de>
To: John Fletcher <J.P.Fletcher@aston.ac.uk>
CC: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>, www-math@w3.org

I seem to remember that the Monet project produced OWL ontologies for 
some of the OpenMath Content Dictionaries.  Perhaps you would be 
interested in using those, and in adding more of those for the areas of 
maths you're interested in?

  -- Andreas

John Fletcher wrote:
> Copies to:      	www-math@w3.org
> From:           	Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
> Date sent:      	Thu, 3 Feb 2005 14:16:00 +0100
> To:             	"John Fletcher" <J.P.Fletcher@aston.ac.uk>
> Subject:        	Re: Semantic information for math representations of physics
> Forwarded by:   	www-math@w3.org
> Date forwarded: 	Thu, 03 Feb 2005 13:16:37 +0000
>>Le 3 févr. 05, à 14:06, John Fletcher a écrit :
>>>I would like to join in this discussion as a potential user, at the
>>>stage of knowing what I want to do and having some design choices.
>>The bone point with extensibility is extensibility of the related
>>tools... Doing it in RDF, for example, raises the need for an amount
>>of tools which not, for example, as mature as XML libraries.
>>How would you handle extensibility for the conversion to and from
>>these programmes?
> Paul
> Thanks for the reply.
> Before I knew about RDF I was thinking that all exchange would be 
> in XML.  I have a database program (E4Graph) which can handle 
> input and output as XML.  So my calculation engine has to put its 
> data into the E4Graph database, which then handles export and 
> import.  
> The extension is in the definition of the extra tags beyond MathML.  
> One application is using distributed processing, when the 
> extensions are in a closed environment.
> When I heard of RDF it seemed to be silly to reinvent a set of tags 
> when there were standards out there.
> I have been monitoring this list and collecting possible tools without 
> getting any clear insight (yet) on how to proceed.
> One model is for a query tool where users ask for answers to 
> problems and the tool answers from its database if it has the 
> answer, or else works it out and stores it.  The extensions are 
> needed to transfer the answer to another program if that is what is 
> needed. The answer may have associated data e.g. units of 
> measurement, meaning of variables etc.
> Thanks 
> John
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