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Re: Ontology "views"/"perspetcives"

From: Richard Waldinger <waldinge@AI.SRI.COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 10:06:36 -0800
Message-ID: <3C1A3FAC.A7973970@ai.sri.com>
To: Jim Starz <jstarz@isx.com>
CC: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
One approach is to use morphisms, like the Kestrel group does, in the
Specware system.  Morphisms can map one ontology into another, change
hide some, etc.  check  http://www.specware.org/

Jim Starz wrote:

> 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 StarzISX Corporation
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