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RE: remembering business data and taxonomy in description

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 15:35:31 -0700
To: "'David Booth'" <dbooth@w3.org>, "'Champion, Mike'" <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001201c2749b$2bc61570$c40ba8c0@beasys.com>

harumph.  Seemed like YAATCWS2SW ( another attempt to couple web services to
semantic web) to me.  Especially claims like "What you have described is
formally called an "ontology" .... if we do define a WS ontology for this
purpose, then either RDF or W3C's emerging Web Ontology Language (known as
"OWL") should be used".  It also seemed more like Heather was describing a
US measured wrench and you pointed out it was a spanner and said btw, we
should use spanners as they have the correct standard for measurement
(metric).

Let's call it a D-Taxonomy for now.  please.

Cheers,
Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of David Booth
> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 2:02 PM
> To: Champion, Mike; www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: RE: remembering business data and taxonomy in description
>
>
>
> At 02:15 PM 10/15/2002 -0600, Champion, Mike wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: David Booth [mailto:dbooth@w3.org]
> > > . . .
> > > What you have described is formally called an "ontology":
> > > http://www.w3.org/2002/Talks/0813-semweb-dbooth/slide37-0.html
> >
> >Uhh, Heather used the perfectly respectable and
> widely-understood term
> >"taxonomy."  I'd suggest that the VERY LAST THING we need
> right now is
> >another terminology dispute :-)
>
> Goodness, I certainly wasn't trying to dispute Heather!  And
> I sincerely
> apologize if she or anyone else took it that way.  I just
> wanted to be sure
> that people knew we were talking about the same thing.  My
> intent was no
> different than if she had described a mechanic's tool called
> a "wrench" and
> I pointed out that in the UK it is called a "spanner".
> Apologies again
> for any misunderstanding.
>
> >. . .
> >p.s.  Hours after the telcon last week, I understood why
> David was stressing
> >the "two kinds of nouns and one verb" discipline.  RDF
> predicates consist of
> >a subject-predicate-object triple ... two nouns and a verb :-)
>
> I appreciate the humor, but of course RDF had nothing to do with it.
>
>
> --
> David Booth
> W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
> Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
>
>
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