How about: (01)
IBM's recent demonstration of the results that can be achieved by
integrating ontologies with multiple parallel reasoning engines should
create a lot of opportunities for ontologists and companies that can
integrate ontological approaches into software tools.
As IBM pushes this approach into new application areas in their Smarter
Planet marketing blitz, ontology is about to enter the IT mainstream.
In the same way that IBM created the mass market for PCs, this
initiative may open the door for many organizations to seriously apply
this technology which has tradionally been poorly understood, to say the
2nd paragraph can talk about healthcare (03)
3rd could hint at how current ontology applications can be expanded or
applied to the "Watson" approach.
Challenges to current approaches and practitioners could be introduced.
Opportunities could be introduced. (04)
Depends a bit on where you want to end up. (05)
On 07/04/2011 2:16 AM, Matthew West wrote:
> Dear John,
> How about something like:
> Ontology is like the air we breathe. In information systems it is all around
> us, but we often do not notice it. However, if there are problems with it
> can choke us.
> Matthew West
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ontology-summit-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ontology-summit-
>> bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John F. Sowa
>> Sent: 07 April 2011 06:55
>> To: Michael F Uschold
>> Cc: Ontology Summit 2011 discussion
>> Subject: Re: [ontology-summit] Ontology Summit 2011: Communique draft
>> review session - Thu 2011.04.07.
>> On 4/7/2011 1:20 AM, Michael F Uschold wrote:
>>> Did you get a chance to put together the introduction paragraphs?
>> I'm still working on it.
>> As you may have noticed, I can write 3 paragraphs very quickly in
>> response to an email note. But trying to think of a good "hook"
>> for a title of an article or an opening paragraph of the article
>> is extremely difficult.
>> I'll sleep on it. If I can think of anything when I wake up, I'll
>> type it up. But right now, I can't think of what to say.
>> Exercise for the readers:
>> 1. Can anybody think of some idea that would really grab the readers'
>> attention -- i.e., the readers we want to reach.
>> 2. It's not necessary to phrase that idea in a catchy way. The first
>> thing that comes to mind is rarely a good hook, but it can be a
>> starting point to start the thinking process.
>> 3. The second paragraph should be the "anecdote", which develops the
>> idea. That could consist of one or more examples of promising
>> applications for ontology, along the lines we discussed in our
>> previous telecon.
>> 4. Then the third paragraph generalizes the examples into a principle
>> that could be applied to many things similar to the ones given
>> in the anecdote(s).
>> Notice that I just wrote up the material in this note very quickly.
>> That is because I was talking about something that I had thought
>> about years ago.
>> But as I said in earlier telecons, my mind is a blank when it comes
>> to selling ontology. I can write pages and pages *about* ontology,
>> but I don't really know how to sell it.
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