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Re: KAON - KArlsruhe ONtology and Semantic Web Infrastructure

From: Olle Olsson <olleo@sics.se>
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 17:01:43 +0200
Message-ID: <3DA444D5.180BAC34@sics.se>
To: www-rdf-logic@w3.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org, www-webont-wg@w3.org, seweb-list@cs.vu.nl, kaw@swi.psy.uva.nl

About:

> With respect to ontology editors we were confronted with the problem
> that each ontology modeling tool implements its own "specific data
> model", typically focusing on a specific representation
> paradigm. Thus, this results in the fact that it is impossible that
> one just takes a specific tool and uses it as a frontend for some
> specific backend software. Thus, the only thing that works is to
> provide import/export facilities.  In our case we provide an import
> tool for Protege-based ontologies and RDFS ontologies in general.

Interesting to reflect on the fact that ontologies were (partially)
introduced to enable interoperability between application systems. Now we
are seeing interoperability-problems between ontology systems. Do we need
to recurse once more, to solve this problem? Maybe we will see competing
non-interoperable frameworks for interoperability between ontology
systems.. So once again  we  recurse. A never-ending story :-)

/olle


Alexander Maedche wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I'm happy to announce KAON, the KArlsruhe ONtology
> and Semantic Web infrastructure. KAON is an=20
> open-source ontology management infrastructure=20
> targeted for business applications. It includes=20
> a comprehensive tool suite allowing easy ontology=20
> creation and management, as well as building=20
> ontology-based applications. An important focus=20
> of KAON is on integrating traditional technologies=20
> for ontology management and application with=20
> those used in business applications, such as=20
> relational databases.=20
>
> More detailed information is available at
>
>         http://kaon.semanticweb.org
>
> Online demos are available at
>
>         http://kaon.semanticweb.org/demos
>
> Documentation is available at
> =09
>         http://kaon.semanticweb.org/documentation and
>         http://kaon.semanticweb.org/papers
>
> You can download the latest version of
> KAON at Sourceforge,=20
>
>         http://sourceforge.net/projects/kaon/
>
> Best,
> Alexander Maedche
>
> --
> Dr. A. Maedche
> FZI Research Center for Information Technologies at the
> University of Karlsruhe, Research Group WIM, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
> Tel.: +49-(0)721-9654-802 , Fax.: +49-(0)721-9654-803
> e-mail: maedche@fzi.de
> www: http://www.fzi.de/wim/
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