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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology and Databases

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From: "Nabonita Guha" <guha@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 09:01:26 +0530 (IST)
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Dear Matthew,    (01)

It's nice to see some interesting topics of forthcoming talks. I'm more
intersted on the topics which you are going to deal with. Actually my
present work is basically related to developing a data model for
ontologies. Here I would like to share it with you. As I've library
science background, we use various classification schemes to represent the
knowledge in the printed documents, more or less same way like ontologies.
But the popular classification schemes like DDC & UDC are not fit to be
converted as ontologies. There is one less known classification scheme
known as Colon Classification (CC), which is  a Faceted scheme and have a
well structured data model which can be used for ontologies as well (with
certain modifications to enable machine interpretetion/reasoning). I'm
trying to represent the same data model into ontology with the required
modifications. We may say that AAT thesaurus & UDC are also faceted, but
mere facets are not important. The representation of various types of
relations that can between facets (group of isolates) or isolates
(smallest unit of knowledge-- accroding of CC) is essential. If we
eliminate the notational part of CC then the structure is very much suited
for ontology. Actually with notations, we try to linearize the facet
arrangement, which is not required in the case of ontologies.    (02)

One more thing, using the data model of CC we can build ontologies of any
intension (depth). A well framed theory is there behind the data model of
CC. If you or anyone of this forum is interested to know the theory or
data model of CC, I will be happy to post on the Ontolog Wiki.    (03)

Best regards    (04)

Nabonita    (05)

Nabonita Guha
Senior Research Fellow
Documentation Research & Training Centre
Indian Statistical Institute
Bangalore INDIA
Email: guha@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Website: http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/~guha/cv    (06)

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Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 10:09:21 +0100
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Subject: [ontolog-forum] Ontology and Databases
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Dear Colleagues,    (09)

Following on from our lively and informative introductory
session last week I would like to open up discussion about
how we develop the programme, particularly with those who
are part of the organizing committee for this strand.    (010)

Some possible talks that people have offered are:    (011)

- Moving from ontology to Data Model (myself)
- Using ontology for data retrieval and HCI (Tatiana Malyuta)
- Using ontology to improve data quality and ontology
   reengineering from data (Chris Partridge)
- Application Semantics via Business Rules in Open Vocabulary
  (Adrian Walker)
- Ontology mediation between databases (???)
- Databases to hold ontologies - from simple catalogues to
   First Order Logic. (???)    (012)

Does this look good to you?    (013)

Are there other topics?    (014)

For topics without speakers, can you volunteer yourself or
someone else?    (015)

Another thing that came up in conversation with Peter Yim
is the possibility of developing a page in Wikipaedia around
this topic, if we felt we had something worth contributing.
We would develop this in our own space first.    (016)

What do you think about this as an idea?    (017)

Regards    (018)

Matthew West
Reference Data Architecture and Standards Manager
Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
Shell Centre, London SE1 7NA, United Kingdom    (019)

Tel: +44 20 7934 4490 Mobile: +44 7796 336538
Email: matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx
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