Farrukh Najmi wrote Thu, 01 Jan 2004 12:27:39 -0500: (01)
> James Bryce Clark wrote Wed, 31 Dec 2003 18:41:33 -0800:
>> 1. Has OWL become the consensus methodology?
> That is my sense that OWL is the consensus for Ontology definition. (02)
>> Has DAML+OIL satisfactorily converged with it?
> Yes. AFAIK, OWL supersedes DAML+OWL. (03)
>> Are topic maps out of the running?
> Some say you need both Topic Maps and OWL, though I cannot understand
> why. In my mind OWL supersedes Topic Maps.. (04)
> OWL is RDF. It is a dialect of RDF. (05)
>> I had the impression at XML2003 that there are still multiple
>> plausible parallel paths here.
> There are always multiple paths to every destination even if some are
> filled with cob-webs and hurdles. OWL seems to me to be the path that
> will survive. (06)
>> Obviously one high-level design issue for ebXML is potential
>> catholicity among tools and specifications. Putting it differently,
>> is "choosing" OWL a significant compatibility or vendor-alignment issue?
> I propose an incremental strategy for adding OWL support as an optional
> feature initially. This will allow vendors and users to keep pace with
> the evolving standard. (07)
>> If you go down this path, I've also had chats with other semantic
>> methods experts that might be worth pinging.
> Please send me your thoughts on who we should ping. I see the need for
> coordination with the proposed RDF Data Access WG most urgently as I see
> significant overlap between their proposed charter and that of the
> proposed Semantic Content Management SC of ebXML Registry. (08)
>> 2. Have you followed the possible cognate work in [ontolog-forum]
>> (where I think at least Farrukh is a subscriber) or OAGI's Semantic
>> Integration Working Group?
> I have not been following either too closely but plan to get more
> involved with ontolog forum starting now. (09)
>> Warm regards and happy new year Jamie
> Happy new year to you and all my dear colleagues.
> Farrukh (010)
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