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

From: Eli Israel <Eli@SemanticWorld.Org>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 14:15:04 +0300
Message-ID: <002701c360c2$fac62f40$2b14a8c0@unicorn.co.il>
To: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

I had considered a slightly different approach to this problem - in the
spirit of semantic web services, a service could specify its input and
output in terms of an ontology.

For example, given a class 'Lenth' with properties 'inchRepresentation' and
'centimeterRepresentation' we may have a simple measurement conversion
service that tells you it will take in Length.inchRepresentation and return
Length.centimeterRepresentation.

I think this architecture has the advantage of also supporting
calculations/processes that are given to change - tax calculations, stock
analysis, weather reports, etc. An attached piece of code would have to hit
the internet to tackle these.

Also - attaching code ties you into a particular language.

Eli Israel
www.Unicorn.com
www.SemanticWorld.org

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: "Costello,Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 5:19 PM
Subject: ANN: Enhancing Data Interoperability with Ontologies, Canonical
Forms, and Include Files


>
> 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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