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Re: naming of the ontolex model

From: Jorge Gracia <jgracia@fi.upm.es>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:22:52 +0200
Message-ID: <CANzuSaPFCLzXvSJ6+0EgkKxuiHHEeuYQas2Mfs6W_+SuS7MvfQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
Cc: "public-ontolex@w3.org" <public-ontolex@w3.org>
Dear Philipp,

As for me, lemon2 sounds like a good compromise solution.


2013/9/9 Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>:
> Dear all,
>   on the telco last Friday, we went through and discussed the votes on the 8
> questions. I will summarize our interpretation of the votes and make a
> proposal on how to proceed in a separate email.
> Before I do that, I would like to share with you some thoughts on question 7
> related to whether the model should be called ontolex or lemon.
> This is the only question where there are clearly two subgroups of people
> voting on different names. While I have been involved in the design of
> lemon, I have voted for calling the model "ontolex" as I find it important
> that we acknowledge that the new model we are developing is a new model that
> is based on a larger consensus compared to the lemon model.
> And while in principle names do not matter, I think we should take into
> account that many people have started to use the lemon model already with
> the result that the lemon model has gained some momentum and popularity.
> Taking this into consideration, I think it would be detrimental to loose
> these people and coming up with a new model with a completely new name might
> indeed confuse people and be also detrimental in the adoption of our model.
> So as a compromise between both groups, I would like to throw a third
> proposal in. What about calling the new model to be developed "lemon2"?
> In this way, we would buy in all those people that have started already to
> use lemon model as potential adopters of our new model. At the same time, we
> would make clear that this is a new model that extends the previous model in
> a number of respects. We would also follow a prominent example with the
> extension of the Web Ontology language OWL being named OWL2.
> At the same time, using the name lemon2 would be a clear sign to the early
> adopters of the lemon model that they can continue along the same path and
> do not need to start anew.
> I would like to understand if this is a viable option before we make a final
> decision on the model's name.
> Best regards,
> Philipp.
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Jorge Gracia, PhD
Ontology Engineering Group
Artificial Intelligence Department
Universidad PolitÚcnica de Madrid
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