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[ontolog-forum] ISO merged ontology effort "MCO"

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From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 17:53:03 -0700
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Yes ... I meant to make a post on this too ... (but evidently, Pat
beat me to it).    (01)

P.S.  Pat and All ... (in future) could we start a new thread (not
just a new subject line ... but that too, of course) when we start a
new topic, please. Anyhow, thanks for bringing this up!  =ppy
--    (02)

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From: Duane Nickull <dnickull@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] ISO merged ontology effort "MCO"
To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>    (03)

I am curious about this too given this was what I thought the stated
goal of SUMO was. Are they into this “Highlander” mode of “They can be
only one!” ?    (04)

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On 4/9/09 5:49 AM, "Patrick Cassidy" <pat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:    (06)

At the Ontology Summit this week we learned about an ongoing effort to
develop a “merged core ontology” including contributions from SUMO,
BFO, and DOLCE, under the ISO standards procedures (JCT1/SC32).  There
is a brief description of the effort and timeline:    (07)

http://jtc1sc32.org/doc/N1801-1850/32N1807-US_contrib_SP_MCO.pdf    (08)

Are any of the participants willing to elaborate for us on the origin
of this project, and its goals and methods?  Is there any opportunity
to us to view the current content?  Who is expected to use the
resulting product for what purposes?    (09)

Pat    (010)

Patrick Cassidy
cell: 908-565-4053
cassidy@xxxxxxxxx    (011)

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