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Re: ANN: Enhancing Data Interoperability with Ontologies,Canonical Forms, and Include Files

From: Roger L. Costello <costello@mitre.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 05:41:06 -0400
Message-ID: <3F3764B2.A309A12@mitre.org>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
CC: "Costello,Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>

Hi Adrian,

I believe that you are objecting to the OWL notation.  Yes, it is a bit
verbose.  Nothing I can do about that.  Your notation is very nice and
clean, but not standard.  Best stick with standards, aye?  /Roger

Adrian Walker wrote:
> 
> Roger --
> 
> Thanks for the pointer to your paper on Enhancing Data Interoperability.
> 
> The idea seems very nice.  Yet the notation kind of overwhelms even the
> simple illustrative examples.  So, one wonders what real world examples
> would look like.
> 
> I understand that the notation is intended to be machine- rather
> human-readable.  But someone, or something has to write the content into it
> in the first place.
> 
> Attached is an example, based on your paper, in a different notation.
> 
> I'm guessing that there is a way of generating the Owl/rdf notation from
> the attached example.  Do you think that would be useful ?
> 
>                             Cheers,  -- Adrian
> 
> PS: The example can be run by pointing a Netscape or Mozilla browser to
> www.reengineeringllc.com , then selecting
> the agent called OntologyInterop1 .
> 
> At 10:19 AM 8/10/03 -0400, you wrote:
> 
> >Hi Folks,
> >
> >Several weeks ago we had an excellent discussion on expressing the
> >relationship of entities that use different units-of-measure.  The more
> >general problem is - how do we express relationships that require a
> >transformation between the entities?
> >
> >Based upon our discussions I have synthesized an approach to expressing
> >transformation relationships, and an approach that applications can take
> >to use this relationship information to enhance interoperability.  Here
> >is the URL to the paper I have written:
> >
> >    http://www.xfront.com/interoperability/CanonicalForms.html
> >
> >Comments are welcome.  /Roger
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