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

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From: "Anders W.Tell" <opensource@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 00:00:47 +0100
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Rich Cooper wrote:
> I think we should focus on the why, the value, and the project level
> concepts of ontology engineering.  
>       (01)

I would like to propose  a *supplementatry* strategy in a value based 
approach. It is not always necessary to create large projects that 
invents a new set theory, a new interchange format, a new foundational 
ontology or to asks an organization to throw out their old works and 
start fresh or any other heavy weight task.    (02)

Why not suggest to the ontologicaly challanged to smoothly incorporate 
*parts* of existing onto-logical methods , principles, etc into their 
upcoming workstreams.    (03)

A key part here is that the work products should be 
compartmentalised/partitioned/contextualised/... so that the qualities 
of understandability and acceptability are addressed. Mush of existing 
work is too much, to big , too complex, too much "meta model or 
ontology" (freighting words), for  a business ontologies to comprehend 
and use. Making the pieces smaller and documented with examples from the 
spatio-temporal real word could go a long way.    (04)

/anders    (05)

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