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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology similarity and accurate communication

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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:17:35 -0000
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Dear Pat,    (01)

> John, 
>    I agree with your three points, but have some additional comment:
> [JS] >   2. We do have billions, if not trillions, of dollars 
> of software
> >      that supports the world's economy, and we see legacy software
> >      that is 40 years old or older still in daily use -- none of
> >      which is or will be converted to any "integrating" ontology.
> > 
>   The programs won't but the databases can be.  Cyc and 
> Ontology Works claim
> to be able to integrate databases with an ontology.      (02)

MW: What does it mean in integrate a data base with an ontology? I
can think of a number of possibilities.    (03)

> I am 
> involved in a
> project exploring the technology to do that.  Each of these 
> methods uses a
> single upper ontology for the integration process.
>    But to my knowledge there is no public demonstration of 
> that integration
> technique on a database of significant size.      (04)

MW: What would constitute a significant size? or what would not?    (05)

Regards    (06)

Matthew West
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