You have proposed using a repository.
There is one now set up. (01)
No one has added any actual ontologies since it has been set up. (02)
The endless discussions continue on but none of the main contributors
are willing to put a stake in the ground. (03)
Show me the money!!! (04)
Start entering some examples of metadata for existing ontologies, on the
Let us see if we agree on metadata.
Let us see if we can have a factual discussion about competing
ontologies that goes past the emotional "I like mine better than
yours." or worse yet "I think that my criteria for choosing a way to
chose ontologies will be better than yours." (06)
If the ideas expressed in this forum are to be any use to humanity
beyond making the current writer feel better about himself, we have to
start deciding on some generally held views and get them documented. (07)
The particular wiki software is not as easy to use as others and I have
not even looked at polls or surveys yet,
None the less, it is sufficient for our current needs.
If we get a lot of content and a lot of contributors and visitors, we
will be in a good place to ask for funding. (08)
John F. Sowa wrote:
> It seems that we are in violent agreement.
> > In a national gov report I added a section on maturity where
> > we discussed a registry and repository in the light of
> > standardisation. There we argued that it is often more
> > "economical" (TCQS) to aim for *harmonisation* of alternatives
> > than going after standards.
> That point is especially important for ontologies, for which we
> have an overabundance of examples of varying levels of quality.
> But there is no single example (or even a small number of
> examples) for which there is solid support and consensus.
> That is why many of us have proposed a registry and/or repository
> of all reasonable alternatives. The most useful standards for
> such a registry would specify the kinds of metadata that should
> be included to relate the ontologies and indicate how they
> have been and/or are intended to be used.
> John Sowa
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