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Re: [ontolog-forum] Business and industry structure ontologies

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Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 11:05:01 +0100
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> Does anyone on this list know of work on ontologies for this sort of 
> industry, company, and product structure information? The taxonomy 
> approach has all the standard problems with trees (is the French steel 
> industry taxonomized as a steel node somewhere under France, or vice 
> versa?) and there are all kinds of inference you'd like to do: e.g. 
> Wyeth makes Advil; Advil is a brand of ibuprofen; ibuprofen is an 
> analgesic; therefore Wyeth makes analgesics.    (01)

There are plentiful of ontologies from internal perspectives of a 
company and quite  a lot of product oriented ones.
In the domain of products one should have a look at the Accounting and 
Buy Sell aspects of products such as what Bill McCarthy does in his REA 
ontology.    (02)

Unfortunately there are few ontologies that seems to address more cross 
industry, supply chain and global concerns.    (03)

One way of countering this deficiency is to use for example a product 
ontology to create an industry classification based on each company's; 
source, make, deliver, buy, sell, market, ... activities from an 
accounting perspective.    (04)

One can also use a GeoPolitical ontology or even a ISO Country codes to 
represent geographical aspects and legal domains.    (05)

/anders    (06)

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