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WebOnt Requirements - Summary

From: Deborah McGuinness <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 21:29:14 -0800
Message-ID: <3C183CAA.25E64569@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: Jeff Heflin <heflin@cse.lehigh.edu>
CC: herman.ter.horst@philips.com, phayes@ai.uwf.edu, jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com, jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com, ned.smith@intel.com, hendler@cs.umd.edu, www-archive@w3.org
i followed jeff's system

> using  the standard S(support), A(against), and U(undecided)
> notation, I've added S-X for "support in general but believe its out of
> scope of WebOnt."
> R1. Shared ontologies           S
> R2. Ontology extension          S
> R3. Ontology evolution          S
> R4. Ontology interoperability   S
> R5. Inconsistency               S
> R6. Scalability                 S
> R7. Ease of Use                 S
> R8. Data Persistence            U
> R9. Security                    S
>       i think referring to viewing portions of objects, abstractions of objects,
> and objects themselves fits our charter
> R10. XML Syntax                 S
> R11. Internationalization       S-X
> R12. Ontology-based search      S

some people say they are not sure what this is - i would use findur as a strawman
starting point for it.  one paper is:
Deborah L. McGuinness. ``Ontological Issues for Knowledge-Enhanced Search''. In
the Proceedings of Formal Ontology in Information Systems, June 1998. Also in
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, IOS-Press, Washington, DC,
1998.   http://www.research.att.com/~dlm/papers/fois98-abstract.html

> R13. Ontology querying

not positive about this but questions of structure like returning subclasses,
superclasses, disjoint classes, etc from a class are important.  that fits in my
idea of queries of an ontology

> R14. Expressiveness             S
> R15. Proof checking             U

i would rename this explainable.  I think it is critical for a language to be
explainable.  explanations might be proofs (that are checkable) but they might
also be some other justification of information.

> R16. Trust                      U

 Deborah L. McGuinness
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