As requested to the list on Apr. 6 with the subject “All
5 discussion threads: please provide a short summary statement to help flesh
out Communique on open ontology repositories”,
we’d like these as input for the Communique. We
want to have these no later than Friday April 18, so that we can submit a
draft of the Communique to the list on Monday, April 21, a week before the
Ontology Summit, and invite feedback.
Suggested contributions from (with thread chairs):
State of the Art (Frank Olken)
Quality and Gatekeeping (Barry Smith and Fabian Neuhaus)
Ontology of Ontologies (Michael Gruninger and Pat Hayes)
Repository Architecture (Michelle Raymond and Ravi Sharma)
Open Ontology Repository (Mike Dean, Peter Yim, and Leo
As we mention on the Communique wiki page at http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2008_Communique/Draft:
We would like to develop a narrative that shows how these
threads all connect, i.e., what is the state-of-the-art in
- Which ontologies? Where are
they? Where are mappings among ontologies? What is the state
of the art?
- What are the entry
requirements for ontologies and other artifacts for such an OOR: criteria,
validation, certification, etc.?
- What are the methodologies
for ontology development, ontology registration, repository services?
- What are the
requirements from content providers and from content users?
- To seriously
address the effort, we need to develop an ontology of ontologies: what is
- Once we have requirements, what is the best
architecture for an open ontology repository?
- Finally, we need an OOR
roadmap to realization that addresses design, implementation, maintenance,
and other issues to make this real.
Leo and Mark
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