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ISSUE: trust (from the public comments page)

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 08:47:03 -0400
Message-Id: <p05101509b8e5bff7fa90@[]>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
In a message to our public comments page [1]

John Yanosy of Motorola provides a nice UML diagram of our goals and 
requirements, and raises some issue about how we mention trust in the 
reqs and how our work might go - in particular whether some things in 
P3P would be worth considering.  He brings up some specific topics 
that I think we need to address (even if it is only to leave them 
unresolved in the end) because people will want to know where we 
stand on this.  I therefore raise the issue formally below


ISSUE: Trust and Ontology


(From mail to public-webont-comments by John Yanosy, Motorola):
After briefly reviewing P3P, it appears that a similar concept could be used
to share information about trust aspects of an ontology, I am not even sure
what these trust aspects are at this time, but I suspect it is worthwhile to
think about them at this initial requirements stage. It might be useful when
creating an ontology that relies on other ontologies to be able to set some
preferences about the trust levels desired with respect to shared

Some trust properties might include:
*	reference to trusted third party for ontology integrity
*	responsible party identification for ontology authentication
*	commitment level to maintaining ontology integrity
*	standard or consortium references for ontology
*	signatures for ensuring ontology integrity (Already covered in
"Integration of digital signatures")
*	Trust Level - an overall indicator



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