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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology standards

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 15:57:10 -0500
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Peter wrote:
> [Kathleen Ellis wrote:]
>> Are there any ANSI, ISO or other standards for ontologies? One of our
>> scientists told me that there is an ANSI Ontology standard and  
>> wanted to
>> know more about it.
>> __________________________________________
>> Kathleen Ellis - Senior Information Associate
>> LINK -- Lilly Information and Knowledge
>> Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN 46285
>> Email: kaellis@xxxxxxxxx Voice: 317-277-4071 Fax:317-276-4418
> Sure ...  ISO 18629 (PSL, Grunninger et al.),  ISO 15926 (West et al.)
> ... CL* (in the process of attaining ISO approval), which Pat Hayes
> will be talking about next Thursday, ...
> ... and then there's all the W3C standardization work, ... more
> recently, OASIS, ....    (01)

Just to add a little clarification -- Common Logic (CL) is not itself  
an ontology standard.  It neither contains an ontology nor does it  
tell anyone how to build one.  Rather, CL is a specification that  
picks out a broad class of logical languages ("dialects" in CL-speak)  
that have a number of features that facilitate writing and sharing  
ontologies on "open networks" like the Web.  CL includes all  
"standard" first-order languages as well as languages with extended  
syntactic and semantic features that are particularly well-suited to  
representing information as it is found in relatively anarchic  
representational environments like the web.    (02)

For the current draft standard, see http://common-logic.org/docs/cl/ 
24707-21-June-2006.pdf; see Chapter 5 for an overview of the  
requirements driving CL's design.    (03)

Chris Menzel    (04)

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