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Re: [ontolog-forum] Next steps in using ontologies as standards

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From: "Rich Cooper" <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:12:39 -0800
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Dear All    (01)

It appears that the ontology effort has too many cooks and too little brew.
Everyone wants ontology movements to succeed, but the economics of applying
ontological methods isn't compelling enough to get agreement.      (02)

The history of IEEE SUO, W3C, Cyc, and all but the Dublin Core ontology (so
minimal in scope) projected into future work leaves me very pessimistic
about ever seeing a widely subscribed ontology for all but the smallest
domains (e.g., Dublin Core).  Maybe it just isn't feasible to standardize
any large ontology.      (03)

Is our work producing benefits after all these years?  Positive examples
would be useful to discuss before we self destruct on these issues.      (04)

-Rich    (05)

Rich Cooper
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com     (06)

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