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Re: [ontolog-forum] Solving the information federation problem

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From: David Price <dprice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 21:05:46 +0100
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Hi Peter,

On 10/27/2011 6:21 PM, Peter Yim wrote:
Considering the percentage of data that Cory has in mind now residing
*on* vs *off* the web, it does not necessarily follow that this
problem belongs in the W3C either.

Over time more and more data is clearly on the Web/Internet, so looking forward the W3C makes more sense to me than anywhere else.

I think the problem belongs to the few who care enough to push the
agenda, and a community whose members are willing to put their smarts
into tackling it.

Exactly why I suggest the W3C, there are already WGs working aspects of the problem while the OMG cannot get an RFP out the door and Ontolog is talking about talking about it. I have no doubt that the Ontolog Forum might have a lot to usefully say about the matter. However, when I suggested something as simple as owning a Wikipedia page about the definition of 'Ontology' that raised concerns about resources and commitment. In an area that may need standards, best practices, reference implementations, etc. that concern doesn't bode well wrt commitments to push the agenda to completion (my personal opinion, of course). I'd be quite happy to be proven wrong, and the Summits have produced some interesting results, but think for now I'll stick with my original recommendation to Cory.

Still, I think I'd describe the Ontolog Forum more as an instigator than a contender:-)


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