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Re: The issue of Context [was - Re: [ontolog-forum] file comments --rep

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From: "Monica J. Martin" <Monica.Martin@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 19:30:44 -0700
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Leo Obrst wrote:    (01)

>Agree with Adam on this. Context can be handled just as another
>theory/ontology in a given ontological space (e.g., lattice of
>theories/ontologies). The notion of view (say, application or user view)
>is really more generally a "context". So a context could simply be a
>specialized theory which pulls in portions of other appropriate theories
>and uses them in particular ways (and extends them), all of which is
>explicitly modeled in that context/theory.
>We had the same issues back in the days of VerticalNet, Peter, as Pat
>will surely remember. Involves the notion of semantic mappings too, if
>you have multiple ontologies.
mm1: The application or user view or overlay is similar to the concepts 
used in OAGI for the business object documents. However, context can 
apply more than once and at different levels.    (02)

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