As noted in the recent ontology summit phone conference, I'd like
to suggest a more social and applications approach to defining
an ontology, as having perhaps three main components or dimensions: (01)
1. The community or communities, who have knowledge of the
subject, express the ideas and use the knowledge.
2. The theory or language which is used to express the
3. The expressed and codified knowledge and its applications
in the field.
We also need to include another group which are
the theoreticians who develop theoretical frameworks
and languages for use by communities but who do
not develop ontologies themselves. (02)
I think we need a process of practical validation of the theoretical
ideas, so that theories are grounded in practice. At a recent
meeting I attended, the feedback from the field was that
very few of the issues which were exercising theoreticians
were relevant to practicioners, and vica-versa. (03)
Alan Bond (04)
Quoting Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>: (05)
> I've just posted a "Process Proposal-2" (draft) ... please review.
> (I like this one more than draft-1)
> Comments, suggestions, ... welcomed as always. We could discuss this
> at our call today (Thu 2007.02.15) which is starting in about 30
> Regards. =ppy
> On 2/15/07, Peter P. Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Further to our discussion at the 2007.02.13 organizing committee
> > conference call, I promised to draft up a survey and circulate to
> > the committee for a quick review before bringing it up for
> > discussion at the 2006.02.15 Ontolog call.
> > Here it is ...
> > 1. I have started a Process page on the wiki - see:
> > http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2007_Process
> > 2. I have documented my proposed process under:
> > http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2007_Process/Draft1
> > Please review - Comments, suggestions, as well as other proposals
> > are welcomed.
> > 3. To augment that proposed process, I have included a draft
> > survey (and a prototype web form for it) as a strawman.
> > Again, please review - Comments, suggestions, as well as other
> > proposals are welcomed.
> > 4. Please post your input directly to the wiki if possible ... I
> > will also try to incorporate suggestions & comments received
> > on/before Thu 2007.02.15 12:00 noon EST into the wiki, before
> > circulating the proposal to the [ontology-summit] list, so that
> > those who will be attending the call can have a little bit of
> > time to review it before the conference call.
> > Regards. =ppy
> > P.S. I was hoping we can bring closure to the choice of the
> > Summit "tag line" so that we can announce it at the call
> > tomorrow. So far, we've only got input from Olivier, Barry and
> > myself. The reason why "folksonomy" word can get into the "tag
> > line" is that I truly believe that is more consistent with the
> > spirit of "Ontology Summit 2007." ... Don't respond to this issue
> > here. I will prompt everyone again from the proper e-mail thread.
> > Tx. =ppy
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