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RE: [ontolog] Welcome to new members

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From: "Uschold, Michael F" <michael.f.uschold@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 15:55:53 -0800
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You are creating an IC ontology. What is IC?


Can you give an example of some descriptions from your ontology that “that unambigously
describe[s] the subjects of resources in the knowledge base


Most of the time, there is no such thing as an unambiguous description, exceptions arise for mathematical creations. The idea of an ontology is to reduce ambiguity as much as is necessary for a given application.  NB, I did not say as much as POSSIBLE. That will often be a waste of time.





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Hi Everyone,

> 2) Include in your reply a short introductory statement:   
>    - Provide a brief description of your background
>     (if you have a bio/resume/cv available online, kindly
>      provide us with a link to it.)   

My name is Michael Daconta and I am the Chief Architect
for the DIA's Virtual Knowledge Base Project.  I don't have
a resume online but have quite a few online articles and a
few interviews.  I have authored or co-authored technical books
on C, C++, Java, and XML.

> Describe the personal goals and objectives that are
>      driving your participation in Ontolog    (08)

We are creating an IC ontology for the VKB that unambigously
describes the subjects of resources in the knowledge base.
My participation in this group is to share any ideas to help
improve that ontology.

> List your areas of interest    (09)

Java programming, XML, RDF, Rules, Ontologies, taxonomies.

> List any ideas that you have for discussion topics    (010)

The suitability of RDF as the foundation for ontologies.
The distinction between ontologies and topic maps.
Similarity measures for linking free-text concepts to ontology classes.
...lots more...

- Mike
Michael C. Daconta
Director, Web & Technology Services

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