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Re: [oor-forum] Defining "Ontology Repository" (maybe "OntologyRegistry"

To: "Peter Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: OpenOntologyRepository-discussion <oor-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: John Graybeal <graybeal@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 08:48:25 -0800
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Peter,    (01)

One of the places I get stuck (before doing your first two action items below) 
is figuring out how we are differentiated from the XMDR project, as highlighted 
by Leo (5 Feb 2008 10:30:11 -0500).  Can you provide information or elicit a 
discussion of this?     (02)

Is it simply that we are a repository as opposed to simply a registry? (uh oh 
:->)  The XMDR page is a little confusing about whether they are providing 
repository functions, I think not except in specific cases....    (03)

Also, did you mean for the link under action item 2 to be the same as that 
under 1?    (04)

john    (05)

At 7:58 AM -0800 2/7/08, Peter Yim wrote:
>Thanks to all who voted.
>We have successfully adopted (A) as the definition of "ontology
>repository" for the OOR initiative:
>    "An ontology repository is a facility where ontologies and related
>information artifacts can be stored, retrieved and managed."
>After 85 email exchanges, I think as a team, we are much clearer on
>where this group stands in terms of a definition for "ontology
>repository." While we had 12 votes for (A), 2 for (B) and 2
>abstentions (and even 2 people unsubscribing from the list during the
>process, whether or not that is related), the consensus is that the
>above is "good enough" a working definition for this team to move on
>(to do more serious things, like accomplishing our mission), and we
>could always come back and revisit this later, if need be.
>While the process was a bit tedious, I think it brought out some of
>the best in us as a team -- the collective passion, knowledge,
>civility, collaborative-attitude, etc. ... those were just astounding.
>I think this *really* bodes well for the team and the mission ahead of
>Now that we have put this exercise behind us, let us go ahead and do
>some *real* work. In particular:
>1. we are still looking for people to tell us what they can/will bring
>to the table on this initiative. Please enter them into the wiki page
>at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OOR/ActiveMemberContribution
>2. Besides studying some very well thought through inputs (say, from
>Farrukh, Leo, etc.), we still need your input into a few key areas -
>see: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OOR/ActiveMemberContribution
>3. do note that our next call is scheduled for Wed 2008.02.13 - 1.5
>Hr. starting at: 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 21:00 GMT/UTC. Please mark your
>calendars now and refer to details at the wiki session page (closer to
>the time) at: 
>( ... I am still waiting for RSVP's)
>4. The OntologySummit2008 Launch Event is coming up in about an
>hour-and-a-half (from now). Since it was this team that originally
>proposed the main theme for this year's Summit, I hope everyone can be
>there at the Launch and voice how they want the Summit to proceed. See
>you there shortly!
>Details at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2008_02_07
>Thanks & regards.  =ppy
>--    (06)

John Graybeal   <mailto:graybeal@xxxxxxxxx>  -- 831-775-1956
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Metadata Initiative: http://marinemetadata.org   ||  Shore Side Data 
System: http://www.mbari.org/ssds    (07)

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