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Re: [ontolog-forum] Model Semantics, Representation Syntax, and Systems

To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: lod2 <lod2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:03:16 -0500
Message-id: <4CDAEC74.1060706@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 11/10/10 1:16 PM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Kingsley Idehen
> <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>> Alan / John: maybe we could use this thread to arrive at obvious common
>> ground re. data integration and the diminishing need for a syntax level
>> lingua franca.
> Kingsley includes me presumably because of a response to an earlier
> message, not copied to this list.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2010Nov/0322.html    (01)

> I think there *is* a need for a lingua franca for intercomputer
> communication. But I support the idea that there should be alternative
> syntaxes (as long as they can be clearly translated to the lingua
> franca).    (02)

I assume we agree that mapping should be at the conceptual level while 
interchange formats remain negotiable. In a sense, the pursuit of a 
normative interchange format is inherently mercurial, but not so re. 
conceptual schema :-)    (03)

> Best,
> Alan
>    (04)

--     (05)

Regards,    (06)

Kingsley Idehen 
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OpenLink Software
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