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Re: White Paper - "Using OWL to Avoid Syntactic Rigor Mortis"

From: Baoshi Yan <baoshi@ISI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 11:21:03 -0700
Message-ID: <006a01c3050e$1aaa5f40$af800980@tiger>
To: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

It seems the white paper makes a remise that different users would follow the same OWL ontolgy, and they
are only allowed to use the different terminologies *predefined* in the ontology. How can you foresee all different kinds
of terminologies that could possibly be used?
The camera ontology used in the white paper is more like a "merged" ontology of two smaller, different but alignable ontologies,
certainly interoperability could be achieved here.
I think it's more compelling if you can show that people can freely use any terminologies they like, and an OWL ontology can be
defined to align those.

-baoshi

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From: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: "Costello,Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 8:39 AM
Subject: ANN: White Paper - "Using OWL to Avoid Syntactic Rigor Mortis"


>
> Hi Folks,
>
> I have written a white paper[1] titled:
>
>    "Using OWL to Avoid Syntactic Rigor Mortis"
>
> This paper summarizes the discussion on using a logical model (i.e., an
> OWL Ontology) to enable many different physical expressions (i.e., many
> different forms of instance documents).
>
> Comments welcome.  /Roger
>
> [1] http://www.xfront.com/avoiding-syntactic-rigor-mortis.html
>
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