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From: "Peter F Brown" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 16:31:32 +0200
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Firstly, many thanks also to Peter Yim, our NIST hosts and everyone on the 
organising committee for a very successful meeting.    (01)

My immediate "takeaway" was that we seem to have made a significant 
breakthrough in finding a means of discourse between some very diverse 
disciplines and broadened all of our appreciations of the range and depth of 
work on ontologies.    (02)

Further, we need a different mindset to address the problem of capturing and 
encapsulating so-called "tacit knowledge" that goes beyond the limitations of 
the largely "transactional", process-driven approaches that are used today [1], 
even in many so-called "Web 2.0" applications.    (03)

For me, one of the most powerful ideas that came out was the need to have 
ontology definition as a permanently evolving and refining process rather than 
a single, static, designed artefact.    (04)

Switching domains this morning, to the Semantic Interoperability Community of 
Practice meeting [2] I have been already struck by the similarity of the 
discourse and the problems identified. One presentation already this morning 
[3] has used an image of the "Celtic Tree of Life" - with the roots nourishing 
the branches and vice-versa - to depict a major information architecture 
problem and this image seems to be a powerful metaphor of the need to work 
across all parts of the "spectrum" of ontologies from folkonomies up to highly 
formal ontologies.    (05)

Put the two together and maybe you get: Folksology. Could this be the new 
"discipline" that we all ought to master?    (06)

Regards,    (07)

Peter    (08)

[1] see, for example, "Interactive SOA - Towards content-centric services", 
http://www.oasis-open.org/events/symposium/2007/slides/Andrew-Townley.odp that 
I referred to at the Summit
[2] http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?SICoPSpecialConference2_2007_04_25
[3] http://colab.cim3.net/file/work/SICoP/2007-04-25/MArditoKLynch04252007.ppt    (09)

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