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Re: need for open development of business object ontology?

From: John Black <JohnBlack@kashori.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 08:38:01 -0400
Message-ID: <026e01c6edfb$41d489e0$6601a8c0@kashori001>
To: "AJ Chen" <canovaj@gmail.com>, <semantic-web@w3.org>

As far as I can tell, one of the foundational concepts of the semantic web is that the community-support for an ontology should arise out of the web community itself. And the ideal originator is not the W3C, it is again the web community, or rather some spontaneously forming subset of the web community. I think most readers of this list are interested in participating in developing such an ontology as you suggest, but they are doing so already by contributing to the semantic web of data directly, web site by web site. In other words, that ontology is already under development. Do your part, especially copy and reuse anything you can find that may be of use. When you find something useful, use it, and share your find. Only as a last resort, but don't hesitate either, create new pieces of the ontology you need and make them available to others.

John Black

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: AJ Chen 
  To: semantic-web@w3.org 
  Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 4:13 PM
  Subject: need for open development of business object ontology?

  I see upgrade of business web site to take advantage of the emerging semantic web is a good application. It could become a potential driver for enterprises to publish data in semantic format. I also believe that wide adoption of such semantic upgrade requires a community-supported ontology, which ideally comes out of W3C. I would like to ask if any of you is interested in participating in developing such an ontology for enterprise web site. I guess it may trigger W3C to consider it as a potential task if there are sufficient interests. So, please make your voice heard regarding semantic web site ontology. 

  AJ Chen, PhD
Received on Thursday, 12 October 2006 21:56:42 UTC

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