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Re: [ontolog-forum] Proposal for UBL Ontology Project

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Cc: Jon Bosak <Jon.Bosak@xxxxxxx>
From: Farrukh Najmi <farrukh.najmi@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2003 12:58:47 -0500
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I too like this idea.    (01)

A good way to do a virtual project is to do an open source project.    (02)

I would like to propose that the proposed UBL ontologies be managed 
using ebXML Registry as an Ontology Server. There are many interesting 
features that an ebXML Registry has to offer as an ontology server. A 
partial list includes:    (03)

-Content specific automatic validation and cataloging whenever new 
content is submitted    (04)

-Ad hoc discovery capabilities    (05)

-Distributed content management    (06)

-Digital certificate based authentication    (07)

-Fine grained access control using XACML    (08)

If any one is interested in this idea then please let me know as I would 
like to collaborate with them to get such a project started within open 
source.    (09)

Farrukh    (010)

Norma Slattery wrote:    (011)

>I think this is an excellent idea.  Virtual projects might be difficult,
>but this is certainly worthwhile and I would like to participate as a
>doctoral student researching how best to implement ontologies, how to
>incorporate them into a broader systems engineering process, and
>identifying guidance (e.g., rules of thumb) to support decision makers,
>e.g., program managers, sponsors of systems.
>I would suggest another goal to the list below:
>- Identify appropriate metrics to measure and capture those measures during
>this project (as a starting point to developing guidance).
>Technical Staff, MITRE Corporation
>PhD Student @ Geo. Mason Univ's School of IT and Engineering, Fairfax, VA
>Kurt Conrad wrote:
>>A few weeks ago, Peter forwarded a message announcing the release of
>>a new Universal Business Language (UBL) Library (see
>>There has been some discussion around the idea of creating an
>>ontology based on the UBL schemas.  After discussing this idea with
>>some of the principles of the UBL effort, the general consensus is
>>that the existing specification
>>(http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lcsc/0p70/) is stable enough to
>>begin engineering an ontology from it.
>>It also appears that this project would mesh nicely with the goals
>>that motivated many of us to join the Ontolog forum in the first
>>place, most notably:
>>- Learn about ontologies (concepts, language, best practices)
>>- Identify a lifecycle process for developing ontology-based systems
>>- Increase awareness and understanding of ontology tools
>>- Work with a group of people on a common ontology
>>- Apply ontologies to real-world applications, especially eBusiness
>>Some of the key activities needed to get this off the ground include:
>>- Outlining objectives for the project
>>- Developing methods and work plans
>>- Identifying targeted formalization framework(s)
>>- Ensuring access to needed tools and infrastructures for collaboration
>>- Identifying project participants
>>We all know success rates of these types of virtual projects.  As
>>such, I believe that we need a reality check before agreeing to take
>>on this mission.  Accordingly, I suggest that we all start by
>>weighing in with the potential objectives for this type of project to
>>see if there is sufficient interest, alignment, and consensus.
>>It is my hope that this project will prove to be more engaging than a
>>general discussion has been and will encourage more participants to
>>weigh in with their potentially divergent ideas about ontological
>>Your thoughts?
>>/s/ kwc 2003.03.02 23:17
>>Kurt Conrad
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