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Re: [ontolog-forum] Relating and Reconciling Ontologies

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:56:24 -0400
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On 4/26/11 5:57 AM, Patrick Durusau wrote:
> Doug,
> On 4/25/2011 11:54 PM, doug foxvog wrote:
> <snip>
>> The BP spill, for example, could very easily have been prevented by
>>>> responsible managers who took safety seriously.  BP management got
>>>> many, many warnings from their employees, and they ignored every last
>>>> one of them.  More warnings coming from a computer would have been
>>>> just as easy for them to ignore.
>>> Public access to the data (e.g., warning data about pending
>>> catastrophes) is key to making organizations like BP take notice and
>>> process warning data at the right time.
>> Detailed data about wells being drilled: distance drilled per unit time,
>> pressure, temperature, chemical properties of return fluid, etc. would
>> certainly be proprietary data.
>> Companies would not be willing to provide such data to the public&
>> therefore their competitors.
> +1!
> I would also point out that "public access" does not enable anyone to
> make meaningful analysis of data.    (01)

Publicly available information is a nice base from which to re-engineer 
data sources and underlying data models constrained by some kind of 
ontology. That's what middleware facilitates in the data realm today.  
We reverse engineer knowledge, information, and data everyday as 
cognitive beings. Computers are simply catching up to what we've done 
for eons :-)    (02)

> Hope you are having a great day!
> Patrick    (03)

--     (04)

Regards,    (05)

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