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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology and Databases

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:44:27 -0500
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On Oct 19, 2006, at 6:48 AM, Arsic, Antoinette wrote:
> I'm in desperate need of knowledge on how to move from an ontology  
> to a
> data model or how to develop the two together - I'm in a position  
> where
> we are developing the ontology and data model simutaneously (uggh),
> just because that is how it has to be.    (01)

I'm not sure I understand the question.  From a logical point of  
view, a well-defined data model just *is* a type of ontology.  So,  
from that perspective, to develop a data model is to develop an  
ontology.  I'm suspecting therefore that your question has to do more  
with how to express the same ontology (in the logical sense) in both  
a specific data modeling language like ER and a specific ontology  
language like OWL-DL.  Is that your question?    (02)

Chris Menzel    (03)

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