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Re: [ontolog-forum] Guidelines for Standards Developers

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From: Matthew West <dr.matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:36:04 -0000
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Dear David,    (01)

> I agree that:
> a) the way English is used in standards is part of the problem; and
> b) getting non-ontology specialists to create good ontologies is not
> easy.
> I am impressed with the Rabbit system created for the UK Ordnance
> Survey
> (see http://ncg.nuim.ie/gisruk/materials/proceedings/PDF/2A5.pdf). This
> system manages a controlled natural language which allows users to
> define
> terms, and then use them to make precise statements which have both a
> natural language representation and a formal representation in OWL.
> There is
> interest in creating earth sciences ontologies of wider scope using
> this, or
> similar tool.    (02)

[MW] This tool was developed with colleagues of mine at Leeds University.
www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/confluence     (03)

Regards    (04)

Matthew West
Visiting Professor
Keyworth Institute
The University of Leeds    (05)

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