|To:||"John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Cc:||Simon Robe <simonr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ontology Summit 2011 discussion <ontology-summit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|From:||Michael F Uschold <uschold@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 7 Apr 2011 08:34:45 -0700|
Thanks John, for this input. It is very challenging, as you say.|
My 2 cents below.
On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 10:54 PM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Start of with seomthign that is surprising, the the reader may not have known. I'm going to make up some 'facts' below that wodul be good if it were true:
Mills may have some of these kinds of figures at hand. Ideall we want to pick one ontology application that is exemplary is every way. Suggested criteria for the perfect one:
We may not find one that matches all of these, but we should aim for the best one.
I woud like to propose the Sallie Mae example that Dave McCoomb talked about. There was a very substantial ROI, but I do not know details of how or whether it was calculated. I know the people who worked on the project, we can get details on exactly how the ontology was used. It was critical to the success of the project. It is not too hard to explain where the value came from. A key benefit is flexibility. They went out and hired a full time ontologist after the project was over, that person continues to talk about ontology projects at SemTech events. There is some material on this that is publicly available from talks at SemTech.
Can anyone think of a better example? SIRI has been proposed. I would love for this to be our example, but I am doubtful that it meets most of these criteria. They don't talk much about the technology, so we have no idea if they used an ontology or how. Tom Gruber had a successful company in the travel area. It looked like he could have been using ontologies. I asked him and he said not really, other than having a simple taxonomy to do geo containment reasoning. I have no information about SIRI, but I would guess the story there would be the same. The key technology there was voice and NLP and maybe machine learning. The key to success was the business model, not just the technology.
Agreed; brainstorming mode.
Yes, this would elaborate on the surprising fact stated at the outset.
4. Then the third paragraph generalizes the examples into a principle
I like this very much. Working backwards, I would like for the principle to be that "Ontologies provide flexibility". This is one thing that is a) very important b) we can probably all agree on.
Notice that I just wrote up the material in this note very quickly.
Michael Uschold, PhD
Senior Ontology Consultant, Semantic Arts
Skype, Twitter: UscholdM
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