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Re: [ontolog-forum] Visual Complexity

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Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 12:14:38 -0000
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Dear Kathy,    (01)

> >...there are the basic quality principles:
> >  >
> >>A quality ontology is "fit for purpose".
> As a decision theorist, I'm hearing utility.    (02)

MW: Well spotted. I think utility is much more relevant than 
> We have some uses in mind when we build an ontology.  We measure how 
> well it performs for the uses we have in mind.  Its overall utility 
> is some form of aggregation of these metrics.
> An ontology may be more or less useful to different people, depending 
> on which uses is more important to each.    (03)

Regards    (04)

Matthew West
Reference Data Architecture and Standards Manager
Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
Shell Centre, London SE1 7NA, United Kingdom    (05)

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http://www.matthew-west.org.uk/    (06)

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