Re: Developing a standard for an ontology registry/repository
John's idea should be pursued post haste.
Staffers and volunteers in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems,
http://www.earthobservations.org/geoss.shtml, program are specifying a
registry/repository that looks more like Marian The Librarian's card file
schema that an ontology. Your first clue to their underconceptualization is
the Systems of Systems crutch.
The GEOSS registry could benefit from the brainpower and experience of this
----- Original Message -----
From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@BESTWEB.NET>
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 9:06 PM
Subject: Developing a standard for an ontology registry/repository
It's true that most of the debates have moved to ontolog forum,
but unlike ontolog forum, the IEEE is an officially designated
standards body. That is an important advantage.
The original goal of the SUO group was to develop a content
standard for an upper ontology. But the difficulty of reaching
any kind of consensus about content caused people to get
However, there does seem to be some indication that a consensus
about an ontology registry/repository might be more realistic.
Therefore, we could use the SUO mailing list as a basis for
developing an IEEE standard for a registry/repository.