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Re: [ontolog-forum] Invoice ontology and SUMO

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From: Duane Nickull <duane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 13:11:30 -0700
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To me,  the definition depends ont eh context.  If the invoice can be 
eletronically linked to other transactions via a smart business process, 
it should not be necessary to include line items for each item, only a 
reference to the original PO.  If it cannot be linked, then it will have 
to include these.    (01)

Likewise, almost every piece of information or definition depends on the 
surrounding context.  Geo-political factors definately affect it as well 
as legal ramifications.  What does an "Invoice" (or "Facture" in Quebec) 
mean in Canada?  Is that the same semantics as in Bengal or Nairobi?    (02)

"An invoice is a container data element that includes other data 
elements to convey a request for payment.  The nature and number of the 
secondary data elements depends on the context in which it is being used"    (03)

Duane Nickull    (04)

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MDaconta@xxxxxxx wrote:    (06)

> Hi All,
> I am working on a first draft of an invoice ontology in
> protege as an extension of (or connecting to) SUMO.
> This quickly gets us into the nature of an "invoice" and
> the questions we want our ontology to answer about
> invoices.
> My current high-level definition would be:
> "An invoice is a document which is part of a financial transaction
> between two or more parties and is a response to an order."
> Comments/refinements on the definition welcome.  It is not meant
> to be exhaustive ... just accurate enough to correctly position the
> initial "bootstrap classes".
> In regards to SUMO, I have downloaded the protege version and
> included it in my protege project.  While clearly an invoice follows
> the "physical" branch of the class hierarchy.  I did not see anything
> in SUMO equal to or close to a Document.  I probably missed it.
> Adam, is the concept of "Document" represented in SUMO? 
> - Mike
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Michael C. Daconta
> Chief Scientist, APG, McDonald Bradley, Inc.
> www.daconta.net    (07)

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