[Top] [All Lists]

RE: [ontolog-forum] ontology components?

To: mccarthy@xxxxxxxxxxx, ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: "Adrian Walker" <adriandwalker@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 11:15:57 -0400
Message-id: <1e89d6a40608190815g10ff6abdue04a7c74b491eaed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
William --

I'd suggest that there has been progress since the 80s and 90s, and that a more pragmatic set of three components is:

   1.  Data semantics, as in interleaving metadata with data, as in RDF and XML

   2.  Logical inference semantics, as in a model-theoretic statement of what conclusions
        an inference engine *should* be able to draw from any set of axioms

   3.  English (or other natural language) semantics, as in the real world meaning of concepts
        that are treated logically in an inference system.

Actually, much of the refereed-paper work on this approach was done in the 80s and 90s, but a generally available system that shows how these three components can work together had to wait till this century (:-).

The system is online at www.reengineeringllc.com, and shared use is free.

                                      -- Adrian

Internet Business Logic (R)
Executable open vocabulary English
Online at www.reengineeringllc.com
Shared use is free

Adrian Walker
PO Box 1412
CT 06011-1412 USA

Phone: USA 860 583 9677
Cell:    USA  860 830 2085
Fax:    USA  860 314 1029

Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/   
Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/ 
To Post: mailto:ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (01)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • RE: [ontolog-forum] ontology components?, Adrian Walker <=