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[ontolog-forum] Plural taxonomies?

To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "MacPherson, Deborah" <dmacpherson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Deborah MacPherson <debmacp@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 16:35:03 -0400
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Dear Ontolog Forum


Since last July I've been talking with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Business Architecture Committee (NBAC) about facilities information, and looking at NIEM documentation in more detail to figure out what needs to be done with facility classes and xml schemas for re-use outside the building industry.  Currently, NBAC is looking at the upcoming Information Exchange Model (IEM) Specification. An appendix lists definitions for IEM Artifacts, the following definition is used for Ontology


"A conceptual data model that represents relationships and rules among nodes in taxonomy"


Please temporarily disregard previous conversations on this forum about appropriate definitions for ontology - this seems to be OK for purposes of this exchange model - even if it may not be correct for other purposes. However, grammatically there seems to be a problem with what is singular and what is plural


·         A conceptual data model

·         represents

·         relationships and rules

·         nodes

·         taxonomy


My inclination is this should say "a" taxonomy. But that is why I'm writing, would it be more conceptually and technically correct to say "multiple" or "related" or "a set of" taxonomies? Feedback would be appreciated on exactly how this short definition should be written accurately. Also, the definition does need to stay very short

Thank you


Deborah MacPherson


Deborah L. MacPherson CSI CCS, AIA
Specifications and Research Cannon Design
Projects Director, Accuracy&Aesthetics


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