Re: Draft MSO Ballot (Don't vote yet)
If the notice of the vote didn't go to me as an individual voter, it would
be lost in the mass of arguments that characterize this list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Spillers" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: Draft MSO Ballot (Don't vote yet)
> You should set a definite period for the responses and not extend it -
> except for major problems with the system, e.g. the server is down. You
> can send reminders as often as you like but they should go to the suo
> list and not to individual voters.
> jim.s3@JUNO.COM wrote:
> > Please don't vote yet on this upcoming ballot.
> > Below is the draft ballot for the Multi-Source Ontology. It was
> >previously released (in Feb) but later suspended due to IEEE bylaw
> >changes in email ballot rules.
> > This ballot is the same as last time, but my instructions are
> > Does anyone see any mistakes or problems in this draft? If not,
> >I'll release it in a week.
> >Jim Schoening
> >ATTN Voting Members of IEEE P1600.1 Standard Upper Ontology Working
> >1. Please acknowledge receipt of this ballot by [Enter date = one week
> >after release]. If you vote by this date, there is no need to also
> >acknowledge. Those not acknowleding or voting by this date will be
> >reminded by the Chair.
> >2. Please cast a vote on the below question.
> >3. Votes may be in the form of YES, NO, or ABSTAIN. The motion will pass
> >if a majority of eligible voters vote YES. For example, if there are 74
> >eligible voters, 38 must vote YES.
> >4. The period for voting will end at midnight EDT on [Enter date = 3
> >weeks after release of ballot]. If any voting members have not yet voted
> >or acknowledged, the chair may extend the period for voting and may
> >remind those who have not responded.
> >5. Please email your vote to me (at firstname.lastname@example.org), not the SUO list,
> >unless you specifically want your vote (and any comments) shared with
> >6. Comments and discussions on the merits of this motion are permitted
> >during the voting period, but the wording will not be changed.
> >Jim Schoening
> >Chair, IEEE P1600.1 Standard Upper Ontology Working Group
> >Ballot Question:
> > "The IEEE P1600.1 Standard Upper Ontology Working Group resolves to
> > commence work on the Multi-Source Ontology (MSO) of the WebKB-2
> > knowledge server (www.webkb.org)."
> >The features and rationales of WebKB-2 and its MSO have been previously
> >introduced: http://www.webkb.org/doc/onSUOlist/m031202Schoening.html
> >(plus subsequent messages stored in the same directory).
> >In short, each object - a category (type or individual), a link between
> >categories, or a more complex statement (graph) - has an associated
> >source (user and/or document), and a Web user can
> >1) query, re-use and add new categories, links or graphs,
> >2) remove those she have created (and mainly only those),
> >3) "correct other graphs" (represent alternative beliefs) by using
> > relations such as pm#corrective_specialization.
> >Knowledge additions being centralized and incremental, the objects
> >can be highly interconnected (hence, retrievable and re-usable) and
> >each detected inconsistency or redundancy is solved by its author, thus
> >guiding her to write more precise and (re-)usable knowledge.
> >However, the users can (and are advised to) store and document
> >their knowledge within Web files and ask WebKB-2 to parse these files
> >(until no error is detected and the knowledge is commited in the KB).
> >The MSO of WebKB-2 is currently mainly composed of an extension and
> >correction of the noun-related part of WordNet 1.7 plus some top-level
> >ontologies (mainly, extensions of those of John Sowa in his books of
> >1984 and 2000, DOLCE, OWL and various categories from other sources):
> >details are accessible from http://www.webkb.org/doc/papers/iccs03/
> >The integration of the SUMO is in progress. The 4D ontology named
> >"Lifecycle integration Schema" is (and will remain) loosely integrated.
> >This ontology, some general statements, and a few small domain ontologies
> >are listed as example files in http://www.webkb.org/kb/
> >A 4-level indented list of the upper part of the resulting taxonomy
> >can by accessed via
> >If the link encodings is a problem, add &longLinkNames at the end of
> >the URL or see http://www.webkb.org/doc/onSUOlist/m031216phmartin.html
> >An indented list of the relation types can be accessed via
> >Filtering on a particular source can be done, e.g. enter sumo#* in the
> >Category Search interface:
> >(in the displayed taxonomies, dots replace categories not from the SUMO).
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