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Re: (SeWeb) KAON - KArlsruhe ONtology and Semantic Web Infrastructure

From: jack <jack@ai.nkfust.edu.tw>
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 12:12:36 +0800
Message-ID: <3DA25B34.3604CD39@ai.nkfust.edu.tw>
To: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@bestweb.net>
CC: Alexander Maedche <Maedche@fzi.de>, www-rdf-logic@w3.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org, www-webont-wg@w3.org, seweb-list@cs.vu.nl, kaw@swi.psy.uva.nl

I agree with you.
If there is no common tool to build ontology,
how do we build a common ontology?


"John F. Sowa" wrote:
> I looked at the KAON web site and some of the material there,
> and I am happy that it is an open-source project based on Java.
> But I had a question about why KAON is independent from other
> open-source, Java-based projects for ontology editing and
> development.
> I don't want to start an argument about why one system might be
> better or worse than another, especially since I am not at the
> moment using any of them.  But since I am working with ontologies,
> I would like to consider using some such system and/or recommending
> it to my colleagues.  I would like to know why there are so many
> systems available that are being developed independently by different
> groups.
> For example, the Protege project at Stanford is also an open-source
> Java-based ontology editor and development platform:
>     http://protege.stanford.edu/index.html
> I have also looked at that system, but I have not used it either.
> But it is also available as an open-source project, and I have seen
> demos and examples of other development platforms that are being
> developed on top of various platforms, including Java.
> Why are all these groups working on independent tools for ontology
> instead of collaborating to build common tools that everyone could
> use?
> John Sowa
Received on Tuesday, 8 October 2002 00:16:14 UTC

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