Dear Michael, (01)
This is a high level map, not a detailed one, so you read it that if
the same symbol appears in more than one box on a row, then a similar
approach was taken in those subject areas (at the best one might have
copied from another). If it is a different symbol, then it means there
is a significant difference in approach. (02)
The result would give you a good idea of where it might be useful to
try to merge ontologies, and where you need to map between them. (03)
I don't think axioms would add anything to this. (04)
Of course, at a lower level you would need to map (or merge) particular
terms from one ontology to another (a many to many mapping potentially).
Now here I see the point of axioms. However, the purpose immediately is
to assess what is worth that (considerable) effort. (05)
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> Hello Matthew,
> you're going to have to tell me what the diagram means.
> What are the sentences you are referring to?
> How do you know that concept X in one data model means the same
> as concepy Y in another?
> Without axioms, this will get nowhere ...
> - michael gruninger
> West, Matthew R SIPC-DFD/321 wrote:
> > The diagram IS an ontology (symbols standing in relation to one
> > another that make a number of sentences). What's more I
> don't need a
> > computer (or understand FOL) to tell me what it means.
> > Regards
> > Matthew
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> > *Subject:* Re: [uos-convene] Suggestions for structuring the Tu
> > Mar 14 meeting
> > Why not build an ontology?
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