> [JS] I hope it's not much a repetition to ask for opinions
> about my comment. (01)
[ppy] of course not, you are most welcomed, as this is relevant
to our the community is working on. I just wanted to make sure
you are aware of the ongoing "Database and Ontologies"
mini-series, since that seems to be relevant to what you are
working on as well. Do come join us at the future realtime
sessions when you can, I am sure your input and contribution will
be appreciated. (02)
Juan Sequeda wrote Fri, 9 Mar 2007 12:54:37 -0600:
> Hi Peter
> I know! Unfortunately I am traveling right now and I wasn't able to
> attend. Anyways, I hope it's not much a repetition to ask for opinions
> about my comment. (04)
> On 3/9/07, *Peter Yim* <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx <mailto:peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>>
> In case you didn't realize, we (members of the Ontolog community) are
> in the middle of a mini-series of talks and discussion, championed by
> Matthew West, around the subject of "Database and Ontologies." The
> series was initialized in Aug.2006, and kick-off in Oct.2006.
> See: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DatabaseAndOntology
> We just had a session yesterday ... and missed you there.
> All the session have been archived (slides and audio recording) ...
> therefore, you might want to start from there.
> Cheers. =ppy
> -- (05)
> On 3/9/07, Juan Sequeda < jsequeda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:jsequeda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> > Hi All
> > I am glad a nice thread is starting.
> > The reason of my question, is due to our beliefs ("our" means our
> > group under the direction of Dr. Daniel Miranker) of the way the
> > Web can be successful. The Semantic web will connect data, but
> where is most
> > of this data stored? Databases! And we will continue using
> databases for
> > life. Therefore we believe that the success of the semantic web
> will depend
> > on the ability to easily, maybe even trivially, either generate local
> > ontologies as part of a database interface or generate mappings
> of local
> > databases to global ontologies. Currently, these mapping systems
> exist and
> > this can be possible, to connect a DB to the semantic web (in the
> case of
> > the D2R Server) but with all the existing databases, who is going
> to build
> > the ontologies that are going to be needed to be mapped.
> > Any opinions... (06)
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