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Re: [regrep-semantic] Re: Deploying an OWL ontology via an Web Services interface

From: Rob Atkinson <rob@socialchange.net.au>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 00:02:36 +1000
Message-ID: <409F8B7C.7000502@socialchange.net.au>
To: Chiusano Joseph <chiusano_joseph@bah.com>
Cc: public-sws-ig@w3.org, carlmattocks@checkmi.com, Simon Cox <simon.cox@csiro.au>, Keiran Millard <k.millard@hrwallingford.co.uk>

Many thanks - I think this is exactly what I have been looking for - not 
exactly an answer but something to include in the roadmaps I am working on!

In fact, my use case is very much one based on reconciling ebRIM and ISO 
19000 standards for modelling geographical features, so this path is 
promising. I was thinking of OWL as a view into relationships managed 
within ebRIM data models as a starting point, and loading an ontology 
into ebRIM so I could then manage the terms!

Thanks to all those who responded with details of their current 
solutions - I guess this discussion would have been of broad interest.

I'll spend a bit more time reading and thinking through then respond 

Rob Atkinson

Chiusano Joseph wrote:

>Forwarding on behalf of Carl Mattocks, Co-Chair of OASIS/ebXML Registry
>SCM subcommittee.
>Kind Regards,
>Joe Chiusano
>Booz | Allen | Hamilton
>Strategy and Technology Consultants to the World
>Carl Mattocks wrote:
>Rob :
>Yes - the ebXML Registry Semantic Content Management are actively
>working to enable community managed ontologies. If you would like to
>provide feedback on the 'use cases' we have developed- please let me
>><quote who="Chiusano Joseph">
>>>I would like to call your attention to the work that is currently being
>>>done in the OASIS/ebXML Registry SCM (Semantic Content Management)
>>>subcommittee [1]. A link to the group's charter is also listed in [1].
>>>I've copied the SCM listserv in case any of the members that are on this
>>>list would like to provide more information.
>>>Kind Regards,
>>>Joe Chiusano
>>>Booz | Allen | Hamilton
>>>Strategy and Technology Consultants to the World
>>>Rob Atkinson wrote:
>>>>Apologies if there is an obvious answer to this, but I havent been able
>>>>to locate it via browsing, searching or asking yet: is there a working
>>>>group, standard, best practice or even published proprietary API for
>>>>deploying an ontology via Web Services.
>>>>I am interested in the case of a community managed ontology, where
>>>>working groups can be delegated to maintain parts of the ontology, all
>>>>via a single web accessible repository. Applications would be able to
>>>>search this repository as required.
>>>>I would like the ability to:
>>>>1) insert, update or delete classes
>>>>2) find references that directly depend on a class
>>>>3) query
>>>>4) ideally, insert an entire OWL ontology including relationships to
>>>>pre-existing classes...
>>>>5) ... which implies having a stable URI to reference items within the
>>>>deployed ontology in the first place
>>>>Maybe there is no API that makes sense, and its always only possible to
>>>>think about publishing a single file, and using xlink to try to glue it
>>>>all together - in which case there should be some serious thought
>>>>somewhere about the query mechanisms you would use to perform typical
>>>>ontology traversals. I'd be happy with a registry-friendly model where
>>>>the transactions can be defined to be honest.
>>>>Can anyone point me to where such deployment issues are being worked
>>>>Rob Atkinson
>>>Kind Regards,
>>>Joseph Chiusano
>>>Booz | Allen | Hamilton
>>Carl Mattocks
>>co-Chair OASIS (ISO/TS 15000) ebXMLRegistry Semantic Content SC
>>co-Chair OASIS Business Centric Methodology TC
>>v/f (usa) 908 322 8715
>>Semantically Smart Compendiums
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