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Re: Donors/charities matching use case

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2004 12:23:57 +0100
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To: danny.ayers@gmail.com, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

On the surface, this looks like a case where Description Logic subsumption 
reasoning would be well-suited to finding the matches.   (Or, more 
strictly, satisfiability of the class intersections, but it pretty much 
comes down to the same thing.)


At 21:43 05/08/04 +0200, Danny Ayers wrote:

>An idea that came up in conversation with the wife - apparently there are 
>directories of  orgs from which grants are available, maybe 
>foundations/philanthropists. There are also plenty of charities around. 
>too. But it seems likely that there will be sets of criteria for which 
>charities are suitable - e.g. "medical research but no animal experiments".
>First pass this looks like a place where ontology + logic could be applied 
>pretty directly. Does that sound reasonable? Has anything been done along 
>these lines already?

Graham Klyne
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