Thanks for bringing this up, Per (and to Peter for pointing us to the
NIST study.) (01)
This fits well, also, to our immediate need to build a "Business Case"
of using ontologies and ontological engineering approaches (as requested
by Kurt Conrad on our ConferenceCall_2004_10_14). One again, let's make
an attempt to collect inputs and assemble all the arguments in one place. (02)
All: Try contributing one bullet point NOW, if you can (more is ok too,
of course!) -- Input to "Business Case" or "ROI" are both welcomed. (03)
Posting to this discussion thread and/or to the wiki at:
will really be appreciated. (04)
Peter Denno wrote Wed, 10 Nov 2004 10:25:39 -0500: (06)
>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.
>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
>>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.
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