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Re: [ontolog] Welcome to new members

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From: Adam Pease <apease@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 12:15:39 -0700
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   You might be interested in work we've done to express our ontology 
automatically in different languages.  Currently, we support English and 
Czech.  The output is awkward but understandable.  Take a look at 
<http://ontology.teknowledge.com> and follow the link to the "beta version" 
browser.  You can click on "English | Cesky" to see the alternate 
presentations.    (01)

Adam    (02)

At 11:03 AM 10/7/2002 +0100, Martin Bryan wrote:    (03)

>Hi, I'm Martin Bryan. I was one of the editors of the ISO 13250 Topic Map
>standard, and have been involved in promoting the use of multilingual
>e-business ontologies within CEN. I currently spend most of my time tracking
>the development of Information Society standardization projects for the
>European Union as part of the IST Diffuse project. You can find more about
>my background at http://www.sgml.u-net.com/mtb.html and find details of my
>research interests at http://www.sgml.u-net.com/home.html
>My interest in participating in Ontolog is to ensure that proper
>consideration is taken of the problems with describing ontologies both
>multilingually and "naturally". In both these cases terms have multiple
>meanings, meanings overlap and conflict. Problems with defining things using
>terms such as "but not" or "within domain x" or "in Spain" are often
>overlooked, yet these terms are vital in understanding why people from
>different cultures have misunderstandings despite the best will in the world
>to cooperate.
>Scoping and assigning roles to associations are key techniques for
>differentiating between the use of words in specific contexts that I have
>been exploring. Another key interest is how to automatically identify the
>contexts that apply where terms have been used with specific meanings within
>electronic resources.
>Among the areas of discussion I would like to see encouraged are:
>  - The linking of resources to multiple ontologies
>  - Identifying relationships between ontologies
>  - Defining the area of overlap of multilingual terms
>Martin Bryan
>Technical Manager, The Diffuse Project
>Diffuse: http://www.diffuse.org, mailto:mtbryan@xxxxxxxxxxx
>The Diffuse Project is funded under the European Commission's IST programme.
>Diffuse publications are maintained by IC Focus, The SGML Centre and
>TIEKE (Finnish Information Society Development Centre).
>The SGML Centre, 29 Oldbury Orchard, Churchdown, Glos GL3 2PU, UK
>Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029  E-mail: mtbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>For further details about The SGML Centre visit http://www.sgml.u-net.com
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>An archive of the [ontolog] forum can be found
>at http://ontolog.cim3.org/forums/ontolog    (04)

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