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Re: GUIDE: First steps

From: Deborah McGuinness <dlm@KSL.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 19:13:51 -0700
Message-ID: <3D3CBBDF.4CDCD91D@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: "Smith, Michael K" <michael.smith@eds.com>
CC: "Smith, Michael" <michael.k.smith@exsc01.exch.eds.com>, "Stein, Lynn" <lynn.stein@olin.edu>, "Volz, Raphael" <volz@fzi.de>, "Welty, Christopher" <welty@us.ibm.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org

thanks - of course i am prejudiced  but i like the wines for a few reasons -

- it has been used for over a decade to explain description logics from the 1991
how and when to use a description logic system [1]

- it is the basis of a tutorial on description logics with 6 assignments for
lisp classic [2] and neo classic [3],  this is aimed at college or low level
graduate students

- it is the basis of a tutorial on how to do ontological modeling (more aimed at
protege than other systems but the paper attempted to be generic.  the paper is
"ontology 101" ) [4]

- i and a few colleagues have just used it to do another very simple intro by
example to daml+oil  (in final copy editing stages - i can post a link in
probably a week)

also, i can probably come up with "naturally occuring" examples in wines to
cover most examples we might want to show off.... and then again... it may
provide a reason for us all to go wine tasting to extend the ontology :-)

[2] http://www.bell-labs.com/project/classic/papers/ClassTut/ClassTut.html  and
[3] http://www.bell-labs.com/project/classic/papers/NeoTut/NeoTut.html


"Smith, Michael K" wrote:

> The following members of the WG have volunteered to work on the Guide
> document with me.
>           Deborah McGuinness
>           Raphael Volz
>           Chris Welty
>           Lynn Andrea Stein (depending on scheduling)
> Attached is a skeleton Guide document with an outline and some preliminary
> text, including sentence fragments and bits of OWL. Plus quite a few open
> spaces.
> I have also attached a modified version of Deb's wine ontology. Unless
> someone has a better unifying ontology to offer I suggest we try to pick
> examples out of it.  If necessary we can add to it in order to create a
> single ontology with the coverage we need.
> I lifted the text on datatypes from the 'Annotated DAML+OIL Ontology Markup'
> document' (highlighted in pink).  We should modify it to fit the oenophilic
> ontology.
> So, I'm looking for feedback on the outline, corrections on the sample
> ontology, and volunteers to write vast sections (with date commitments).
> We need to have a reasonable draft ready by the end of August.
> - Mike
>  <<Guide.html>>  <<wines.owl>>
> Michael K. Smith, Ph.D., P.E.
> EDS - Austin Innovation Centre
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 Deborah L. McGuinness
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