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Re: indoor / interior ontology

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 07:14:21 +0100
Cc: Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <FF4ADEC6-53AC-4AF4-B364-C6328BF86CF0@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Alexander Garcia Castro <alexgarciac@gmail.com>
Hi Alexander:

This is a mailing list also subscribed to by many practitioners who  
are interested in Semantic Web technology.  By posting here, you are  
not only pointing another scholar to your academic prototype but also  
give (probably unintentionally) advice to practitioners facing a  
similar problem.

Your suggestion is harmless for Philipp as a scholar, but potentially  
harmful for other "silent" subscribers on this list, because using the  
service you advocate for locating an ontology IS BAD ADVICE.

Everybody on this list should be aware of the fact that giving  
recommendations of tools, ontologies, or related work may have an  
impact on the perception of Semantic Web technology in practice if the  
resource pointed to does not deliver.

Best wishes


On 04.12.2010, at 17:03, Alexander Garcia Castro wrote:

> Martin, please read the emails carefully before replying:
> >>PC (Philipp Cimiano ) "Hi there,
>  I have a short question: is anybody aware of an ontology modelling  
> interiors of houses, modelling for example the objects, furniture  
> etc. typically contained in indoor rooms, etc.?
> Thanks and best regards,
> Philipp."
> my reply was a one line reply:
> >> AGC "You could check here, this repository probably has some  
> ontos for that.
> http://ontologies.informatik.uni-bremen.de/"
> That was ALL I wrote on my email -read it carefully, wont take too  
> long to single out the "probably" in it. I am sure you can carefully  
> read your own email. As for promoting, I am not promoting anything,  
> should u wish to try the URL I gave... good; if u dont want to do  
> so, just as good. I rarely participate in this mailing list, I have  
> hardly advertised any tool. As for the tool...  This was a simple  
> response to someone who sent an email asking for an ontology, where  
> to find one. As for the tool; I wish it could be called "my tool".  
> should u have read carefully, and inspected the "tool" you would  
> have realized this is a bioportal installation -just happens to be  
> used in a non biomedical domain. Did Philip find something he could  
> re-use? I have no idea -not for me to say.
> Your email was very specific, targeting "my tool", this comes from  
> your email: "To be frank, I think your tool does currently more harm  
> than good".
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