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Re: [ontolog-forum] standard ontology

To: "Conklin, Don" <don.conklin@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Ed Barkmeyer <edbark@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:44:50 -0500
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I wrote:
>> Beyond that, reading a management science text and reading a nuclear 
>> physics text and reading a software engineering text require different 
>> domain ontologies.    (01)

Don Conklin wrote:
> Now that would be interesting...how would the application using this
> ontology set realize it is encountering concepts outside of its known
> domains, and how would it retrieve domain appropriate ontologies to
> continue the extraction accurately?     (02)

I don't pretend to much knowledge in this area.  What I have seen is 
analysis tools that were 'primed' with an ontology for the domain of the 
text corpus.  If the tool actually has to sort out the likeliest meaning 
of 'bridge' from context, the overall quality of the results goes down. 
  But if it is reading Cisco product literature, you can help it.    (03)

I am reminded of a research paper my younger son was doing on the 
Crusades.  He encountered a potentially useful article, but it was in 
French, and he used one of the automatic translators.  Its domain 
ontology was pretty apparent when it translated "bandes des Croisés" as 
"Crusader tapes". :-)    (04)

-Ed    (05)

Edward J. Barkmeyer                        Email: edbark@xxxxxxxx
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Manufacturing Systems Integration Division
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"The opinions expressed above do not reflect consensus of NIST,
  and have not been reviewed by any Government authority."    (07)

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