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Re: eClassOWL: E-Business Ontology for Products and Services available

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 08:03:32 +0200
Message-ID: <4498E134.40905@deri.org>
To: Manos Batsis <manos_lists@geekologue.com>
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Hi Manos:

 > Two questions for the lazy :-) Is this ontology under a license
Yes, it is available for free use with no liabilities for any damages 
resulting from the use (see primer). Basically, the reason for not using 
a standard MIT or LPGL license is that
1. eClassOWL is *derived* from the official standard "eClass" and
2. the owners of eClass IPR want to make sure that the official eClass 
release and not eClassOWL keeps on being the official reference, which I 
can understand all too well.

But due to the great support by the eClass association and its board, I 
am sure we can find a legal framework for any particular need.

 > is there any connection (or can you imagine a mapping to) the Common
 > Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)[1]? We use that extensively in our apps.

Yes, such a mapping is possible and desirable; the same holds for 
mappings to UNSPSC. As of today, they are not yet available; also, since 
the notion of identity might vary by context (a mapping that might be a 
valid approximation in one context might not be correct in another one), 
I imagine that there will be multiple sets of such mappings.

The full background of my work is explained in the following journal paper:

Products and Services Ontologies: A Methodology for Deriving OWL 
Ontologies from Industrial Categorization Standards,
Int'l Journal on Semantic Web & Information Systems (IJSWIS), Vol. 2, 
No. 1, pp. 72-99, January-March 2006.

I will keep on ontologizing related standards and publish them at 
http://www.heppnetz.de.


Thanks for your interest!

Best

Martin

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Manos Batsis wrote:
> Hello Martin,
> 
> Quoting Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@deri.org>:
>> eClassOWL covers 25 top-level categories of products and services
> 
> Two questions for the lazy :-) Is this ontology under a license and is
> there any connection (or can you imagine a mapping to) the Common
> Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)[1]? We use that extensively in our apps.
> 
> [1] http://www.simap.eu.int/nomen/nomenclature_standards_en.html
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Manos
> 
> 
> 
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