|To:||Ontology Summit 2011 discussion <ontology-summit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|From:||Alexander Garcia Castro <alexgarciac@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:35:04 -0500|
"Barry Smith: Too many ontologies are creating semantic silios, we need only one ontology per domain, and can only afford one."|
Did he say that? "one ontology per domain"? I dont like that idea; also, it seems unpractical. what if the ontology does not cover the domain in the way u need it? it happens very often that u need to extend existing ontologies, it also happens that such extensions involve the definition of several axioms, rules and at the end u get a significantly different ontology -a violation to the one ontology and one ontology only.
if you consider the upper level ontologies (BFO, DOLCE), so should we all stick to one of them and support one of them only? also impractical. not to mention that upper level ontologies like BFO and the like are not always used when developing ontologies -in some papers the actual need for such ontologies has been discussed.
What about the representation language? should it also be "one language only"? if this is the case, also unpractical.
silos, sure there are silos. but having one single ontology does not solve the problem. actually IMHO it does not solve anything. it could probably be a good idea to address the issue of interoperability across ontologies rather than pretending to have " one ontology per domain".
On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Brand Niemann <bniemann@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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