I'd be interested in seeing such studies too. At NIST we did a few studies
over the past few years regarding the cost of the lack of interoperability:
But nothing particular about ontologies. (02)
On Wednesday 10 November 2004 04:06, Per Myrseth wrote:
> Research usually needs funding, questions of funding often needs good
> arguments regarding return on investment.
> I wondered if someone may help me pointing to articles showing or
> indicating return on investment building
> ontologies and information infrastructures in e.g. the society, public
> sector, groups of cooperating companies or within an enterprise.
> I have done a literature search on the web, in ACM digital library and
> bookstores, but so far the result has not been very positive.
> The best hits are more of general discussions and recommendations regarding
> economics of software developement
> and IT governance and not related to establishing semantic interoperability
> and building information infrastructures.
> During the last 4 years I have been working with the Norwegian government
> to establish a repository containing
> information models and also a transformations routine from model to
> XML-schema representation.
> These models have been in use for some time now, but have started a project
> improving our modeling
> tools and methodology. This next phase of the project needs further funding
> and commitment from a larger number of departments
> and I'm searching for good arguments from people working within the same
> Looking forward to hear from you.
> Per Myrseth
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