RE: Developing a standard for an ontology registry/repository
Thanks, John. I agree. And there is its sister standard ISO 11179 for Metadata Registries. Also note that collaborators in the Ontolog OOR effort are XMDR.org, which extends 11179 metadata registries, BioPortal, and SemanticMediaWiki.
Recently too, quite a few European research efforts, most of which are quite advanced, have been reported on in talks in the Ontolog OOR series.
From: standard-upper-ontology@IEEE.ORG [mailto:standard-upper-ontology@IEEE.ORG] On Behalf Of John Bateman
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 8:40 AM
Subject: 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.
and since this discussion here is going towards standardisation, I
refer you to the following initiative also as I haven't seen it mentioned
yet (but have only been skimming in any case (and will continue
in this mode as far as I can see)):
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32 WG2 is the Working Group that develops international
standards for metadata and related technologies
and particularly within that:
ISO/IEC 19763, Information Technology -- Metamodel Framework for
which includes proposals for standardised registries.
I know that some people know about some of these things, but
it would be good for all people to know about all of these things.
Is there any registry of standardisation issues with succinct
descriptions of their intended scope of application out there?
Seems like pure chaos at present to me with countless
duplications of effort. Just the kind of thing interoperable
ontologies (with strong heterogeneous modularity: but I
won't bother with that old record at this point) should clear up:
a (very) dirty job, but it would be good if someone did it... :-)