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Ontology "views"/"perspetcives"

From: Jim Starz <jstarz@isx.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:30:03 -0500
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Does anyone know of any work that has been done for ontology "views" or "perspectives" on the user level?  I am not referring to versioning, though the solution could probably leverage that work.

Here is the problem.  You have a (logical) ontology and many users that would like to customize the ontology for their use (have their own labels, ignore some properties, prefer certain properties).  The ultimate goal would be to allow the user to have a subset of the original ontology with some preferences (If I query for something that has a "name" property, I prefer to see the "common name", if none exists the "formal name").  All you really need is a mapping between the original ontology and these "views" and I was wondering if anyone had thought up a "common" language for that.  I don't think the solution is contained in RDFS/DAML, but maybe the webont group is addressing this.

thanks,
Jim Starz
ISX Corporation
Received on Friday, 14 December 2001 11:26:27 GMT

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