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Re: White Paper - "Using OWL to Avoid Syntactic Rigor Mortis"

From: Roger L. Costello <costello@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 12:20:28 -0400
Message-ID: <3E9ED44C.ADE286E4@mitre.org>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
CC: "Costello,Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>

In my community (the US DoD) it is rather impossible to get communities
to agree to a common message format.  The logistics community has been
expressing things one way for years, and by golly they ain't gonna
change.  The mission planning community has likewise been using their
own terminology for years and they ain't gonna change.  

Further, in a highly distributed environment like the Web I think that
it is very difficult to get agreement to a common message syntax.  

If we can get agreement on the fundamental terms and their relationships
(i.e., an OWL Ontology) that would be terrific.  

And my paper shows that ... that's sufficient.

What do other people think?  /Roger

"Richard H. McCullough" wrote:
> Nice paper, but I disagree with your premise.
> I think people should try to use the same physical expression.
> I do agree that it is desirable to be able to use the Ontology
> to reconcile different physical expressions.
> ============
> Dick McCullough
> knowledge := man do identify od existent done;
> knowledge haspart proposition list;
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
> To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
> Cc: "Costello,Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 8:39 AM
> Subject: ANN: White Paper - "Using OWL to Avoid Syntactic Rigor Mortis"
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > I have written a white paper[1] titled:
> >
> >    "Using OWL to Avoid Syntactic Rigor Mortis"
> >
> > This paper summarizes the discussion on using a logical model (i.e., an
> > OWL Ontology) to enable many different physical expressions (i.e., many
> > different forms of instance documents).
> >
> > Comments welcome.  /Roger
> >
> > [1] http://www.xfront.com/avoiding-syntactic-rigor-mortis.html
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