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Re: Engineering Mathematics ontology in OWL

From: Matt <matt.halstead@auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 21:57:52 +1300
To: ewallace@cme.nist.gov, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Cc: fellah@pcigeomatics.com
Message-id: <002901c39f8d$11c73960$ea50fea9@o0z6n4>

+1

Exactly this is quite high on our priority list
(http://www.bioeng.auckland.ac.nz/).  We'd be interested in helping to get
something like this moving if it hasn't already been done.  Engmath seemed
to us quite an appealing place to begin.

regards
Matt

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Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 11:17 AM
Subject: re: Engineering Mathematics ontology in OWL


>
> * This was originally posted to the webont list.  I move it here        *
> * because this is a more appropriate forum for this sort of discussion. *
>
> "Stephane Fellah" <fellah@pcigeomatics.com> asked:
> >
> >I am interested to develop ontologies for Engineering mathematics. So
> >far, the best model I have found is the one developed by KSL Stanford in
> >OntoLingua (EngMath ontologies). Is anyone aware of some activities
> >porting this ontologies in OWL ? The ontology has been developed in LISP
> >and KIF ? Is it completely portable in OWL or do I need some extensions
> >in OWL such as OWL Rule Language ? The link to EngMath is at :
> >http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/knowledge-sharing/papers/engmath.html.
> >If no activities is done for this, I think it may be useful to develop
> >it as an open-source ontology. What would be the best approach to
> >initiate such a project as open-source  ? Do  other ontologies exist for
> >engineering mathematics ?
>
> An OWL version of such an ontology would be a "good thing."  Discussions
> a while back on these lists, revealed that the XML derived semantics for
> integers and floats in RDF are not what is wanted for such engineering
uses
> such as measured values.  Developing an open-source OWL-based engineering
> math ontology is also a timely idea as there has recently been talk of
some
> of the high profile promoters of the semantic web directly supporting an
> open-source ontology registry/repository.
>
> For Semantic Web styled models in this area, have a look at David Leal's
work
> on an RDF(S) vocacabulary for quantities and units[1].  This reuses work
that
> was done as part of the ISO STEP standardization effort to support
information
> exchange of (manufactured) product data.  CIM/XML[2] may also include
models
> for units and measured values, although again these would be in RDFS.  CIM
> is a power industry standard and their control systems associate somewhat
richer
> metadata with measured values.
>
> Evan K. Wallace
> Manufacturing Systems Integration Division
> NIST
> ewallace@nist.gov
>
> [1]
http://www.scadaonweb.com/publications/units/2/NOTE-units-2002-05-07.html
> [2] http://www.langdale.com.au/CIMXML/
>
>
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