RE: Developing a standard for an ontology registry/repository
As John mentioned early on in his message, there is an Open Ontology Repository effort at Ontolog, which is an open community of practice. You might join and post to the ontolog OOR list.
An open ontology repository was the theme of the Ontology Summit, co-sponsored by NIST and Ontolog and others this past April 27-28, 2008. I believe John and Paola participated.
See the OOR page: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OpenOntologyRepository.
Also see the Ontology summit 2008 page: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2008/FaceToFaceAgenda#nid1BLS.
For info about Ontolog (and the top page), see: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl.
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Subject: Re: Developing a standard for an ontology registry/repository
To a certain extent, that's true:
> The project management point of view is useful for small,
> relatively static situations but the holistic system point
> of view is essential for situations high in extent, variety
> and ambiguity.
> Aren't we faced with the latter?
But various people involved with these ontology projects have
been debating, analyzing, building, examining, and studying
ontologies, applications of ontologies, and requirements for
sharing and reusing them for over 20 years.
The SUO project and mailing list was started in 2000, and
there seems to be a consensus that a registry/repository
system would be a useful product. We have some vague
proposals along those lines, and the time seems ripe for
developing them further.