On 22/04/2011 1:50 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 4/21/11 8:07 PM, Rich Cooper wrote:
>> Ron, agreed, legacy databases, software and business methods will not be
>> replaced wholesale by ontologies. Its very frustrating to realize that
>> ontologists are simply not going to accept that reality.
> They will be transformed via middleware. It's why middleware exists as
> a viable product and services space :-)
+1 That is where we should be focused.
>> Rich Cooper
>> Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
>> 9 4 9 \ 5 2 5 - 5 7 1 2
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>> Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Relating and Reconciling Ontologies[Legacy
>> On 21/04/2011 4:05 PM, David Eddy wrote:
>>> John -
>>> On 2011-04-21, at 9:50 AM, John F. Sowa wrote:
>>>> At that level of detail, we agree. But the framework must support
>>>> existing systems, future systems, and people at all levels of
>>>> education. (And even experts in one field are novices in others.)
>>>> 1. There are trillions of dollars of legacy software that run the
>>>> world economy. It won't be replaced for a long, long time.
>>>> 2. Anything that replaces a legacy system has to interoperate with
>>>> it during a long period of transition. In fact, most systems
>>>> that replace a legacy system build on and extend the implicit
>>>> ontology in the old system.
>>>> 3. Anything that depends on people using unique identifiers must
>>>> address the problem that even experts in a subject can't agree
>>>> on what codes or categories to assign.
>>> I thought the mundane issue of "legacy systems" was taken off the
>>> ontology table as irrelevant?
>> It will be easier to take ontology off the table as irrelevant.
>> If your new system does not integrate with the corporate ERP it will die
>> from irrelevance and lack of data.
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