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TR: Tech Plenary: agenda Best Practices

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 11:26:52 +0100
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-----Message d'origine-----
De : Bernard Vatant [mailto:bernard.vatant@mondeca.com]
Envoye : mercredi 25 fevrier 2004 11:03
A : Christopher Welty; Jos De_Roo
Cc : connolly; Ralph R. Swick; Guus Schreiber; Patrick Stickler; Oscar
Corcho; Mike Uschold; Liddy Nevile; Jeremy Carroll; Jim Hendler; Dave
Beckett; Dan Brickley; Brian McBride; Ben Adida
Objet : RE: Tech Plenary: agenda Best Practices

Jos, Chris

Thanks for supporting and bootstrapping the process. Now of course I have
to eat my dog food.

First cut of my priorities. More on Mondeca involvment in SW and OWL
deployment can be seen at http://www.mondeca.com/owl

1. Leverage legacy
Use cases of migration of public index, thesauri, directories ... to make
them easily usable in SW applications

2. Avoide balkanization of efforts
Use cases of ontology mapping and re-use practices minimizing redundancy
and maximizing interoperability

3. Bring enterprise into the game
Why should I care about semantic interoperability of my enterprise private
ontologies/data with public SW ontologies/data ?

[ 2. and 3. both address a concern I've already expressed. From the
experience we have with customer companies, they come to semantic
technologies and languages first for internal interoperability sake (which
is a good thing), but are more relunctant to ensure external
interoperability. Either they don't see the point of it, or they consider
their internal ontology as a strategic asset to be kept hidden under the
hood. ]

Next one, please :))

Bernard Vatant
Senior Consultant
Knowledge Engineering
Mondeca - www.mondeca.com
Received on Friday, 27 February 2004 05:27:00 UTC

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