[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [ontolog-forum] Data, Silos, Interoperability, and Agility

To: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: David Eddy <deddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:06:51 -0400
Message-id: <8DC3EF6C-6319-4BFD-8F1D-2436115E127A@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Kingsley -

On Sep 20, 2013, at 11:46 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

[1] http://www.slideshare.net/ncmarie/discovery-hub-an-exploratory-search-engine-on-the-top-of-dbpedia -- Discover Hub an Exploratory Search Engine built atop DBpedia. 

But that's not the problem legacy systems need solved.

Legacy systems do not contain public information.  They contain corporate proprietary information.  The systems themselves are proprietary & the data in the systems is proprietary.

I'm interested in the systems (e.g. the actual software), NOT the data the systems produce & handle.

I have a small collection of 826 applications... how do I find what's related to what?  How do I do provenance research in these days of elevated regulation & regulatory scrutiny?

This collection—50,000 programs, 38,000 control cards, 62,000 DB2 columns, 31,000 DB2 tables, 59 other kinds of artifacts for a total of 1.7M artifacts—is behind the corporate firewall & my guess is very little of it has been webified.  I don't know specifically but I'd assume at least some of the data is accessible via internal & external web mechanism, but the SYSTEMS have not be webified.

A GUI browser is a terrible access mechanism since none of the support staff has three arms.  Having to remove hands from the keyboard to mouse around immediately cuts productivity by 33%.

My guess would be that the suggestion of exposing this collection—particularly the relationships between artifacts—to "the web" would likely get me tossed off the roof.  I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be given the time to explain that the objective is to use web mechanisms, BEHIND the company firewall... 

Remember... the value that I need here in tending & enhancing legacy systems is to quickly discover the relationships between artifacts... 

David Eddy
Babson Park, MA


Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/  
Config Subscr: http://ontolog.cim3.net/mailman/listinfo/ontolog-forum/  
Unsubscribe: mailto:ontolog-forum-leave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/ 
To join: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid1J    (01)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>