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Re: ANN: Enhancing Data Interoperability with Ontologies, Canonical Forms, and Include Files

From: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 22:38:23 -0400
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To: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Roger --

Thanks for the pointer to your paper on Enhancing Data Interoperability.

The idea seems very nice.  Yet the notation kind of overwhelms even the 
simple illustrative examples.  So, one wonders what real world examples 
would look like.

I understand that the notation is intended to be machine- rather 
human-readable.  But someone, or something has to write the content into it 
in the first place.

Attached is an example, based on your paper, in a different notation.

I'm guessing that there is a way of generating the Owl/rdf notation from 
the attached example.  Do you think that would be useful ?

                            Cheers,  -- Adrian

PS: The example can be run by pointing a Netscape or Mozilla browser to 
www.reengineeringllc.com , then selecting
the agent called OntologyInterop1 .

At 10:19 AM 8/10/03 -0400, you wrote:

>Hi Folks,
>Several weeks ago we had an excellent discussion on expressing the
>relationship of entities that use different units-of-measure.  The more
>general problem is - how do we express relationships that require a
>transformation between the entities?
>Based upon our discussions I have synthesized an approach to expressing
>transformation relationships, and an approach that applications can take
>to use this relationship information to enhance interoperability.  Here
>is the URL to the paper I have written:
>    http://www.xfront.com/interoperability/CanonicalForms.html
>Comments are welcome.  /Roger

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