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Re: REQUEST: survey of available ontologies, taxonomies, thesauri, lexicons?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 21:32:58 -0500 (EST)
To: Leo Obrst <lobrst@mitre.org>
cc: SUO <standard-upper-ontology@ieee.org>, semantic web <seweb-list@cs.vu.nl>, W3C Web Ontology WG <www-webont-wg@w3.org>, RDF <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, protege-discussion <protege-discussion@smi.stanford.edu>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0203302131200.12351-100000@tux.w3.org>
To What extent would you consider an XML schema as an ontology? Some of them
are fairly vague - XHTML, or SVG, are representing fairly broad areas of
information without a lot of detail, but MathML and ChemML (and many other
examples) are fairly detailed ontologies, as I understand it.

Cheers

Charles McCN

On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Leo Obrst wrote:

  *** I apologize for duplicate messages ***


  All,

  I am trying to create a survey of available knowledge content:
  ontologies, taxonomies, thesauri, vocabularies, lexicons, wherever they
  exist, whatever they are about, and whether or not they are free. I'd
  like to be as complete as possible.

  If you are aware of any, please forward a reference to me. I am
  interested in the following format (if you also know the knowledge
  representation language/standard format(s) of the content, please
  provide that too):

  Knowledge resource name; Type/kind; Approximate domain; URL;
  Point-of-contact (and email address); Availability: for free or purchase
  and whether licensing is required; KR language/standard representation
  format(s)


  Example:
  -------
  Knowledge resource name; Type/kind; Approximate fdomain; URL;
  Point-of-contact (and email address); Availability: for free or purchase
  and whether licensing is required; KR language/standard representation
  format(s)

  SUMO; ontology; upper ontology; http://ontology.teknowledge.com/; Ian
  Niles (iniles@tecknowledge.com) or Adam Pease (apease@teknowledge.com);
  free; KIF, Protege, DAML

  I will compile these into a table and provide the summary to all the
  above distribution lists. Also, if you know of other appropriate
  distribution lists that this request should be forwarded to, please let
  me know. If a similar request has been asked in your distribution list
  recently, please let me know too (with a citation), and I apologize now
  for not seeing it.

  Thanks for any information you can provide.

  Best,
  Leo

  PS. By the way, would anyone be interested in creating a general public
  repository of such knowledge sources? Or perhaps there already is such,
  and I am just unaware of it?


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