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Re: [ontology-summit] [BigSystems and SystemsEngineering] Systemofsystem

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From: "Christopher Spottiswoode" <cms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 13:36:57 +0200
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Joe, Anatoly,    (01)

You both make very useful points.  Here I highlight just 2 of them:    (02)

> This ontologizing-in-the-large lead to your need to define not only
> ontology-as-algorithm but also communication protocol between ontology
> components that reside in different nodes. I doubt that mantra about
> "federation" is helpful here. If you have web programming (that is in
> essence programming-in-the-large) you speak not about "federating" of
> web-server, load balancer, database, web-page generation, ad banner
> importing, etc. but have another engineering approach (while all that
> software developed by different organizations and reside on different
> computers).    (03)

As I shall be describing in some detail later, appropriate architecture
leads to good 'Separation of Concerns', hence reliable and flexible
application modularity while also enhancing the various other qualities
usually sought.  That is what a properly ontology-based architecture
should of course produce, and "federation" is a good word to describe
the result at the in-the-large level.    (04)

In contrast to what I shall be describing, the conventional web
programming you highlight is complication-inducing rather than
complexity-respecting    (05)

> I suggest that the "binding force" or "binding concept" that forms a
> number of items in to one entity  is a key feature.    (06)

Yes!  That is indeed most strongly the case in the architecture I shall
be describing (or trying once again to describe, lessons hopefully
having been learnt...).    (07)

All of which recalls that now very mainstream IS programming precept:
Larry Constantine's "high module cohesion with loose module coupling".
We don't have to reinvent that wheel.    (08)

> Have fun,
> Joe    (09)

Yes thanks, Joe, we sure will!    (010)

Christopher    (011)

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