[Crm-sig] [Fwd: Catalog of Ontology Modeling Issues]

martin martin at ics.forth.gr
Mon Apr 19 15:14:14 EEST 2010

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Catalog of Ontology Modeling Issues
Date: 	Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:35:03 -0700
From: 	Michael F Uschold <uschold at gmail.com>
To: 	public-lod at w3.org, public-semweb-lifesci at w3.org,
semantic-web at w3.org, topbraid-composer-users at googlegroups.com,
protege-owl at mailman.stanford.edu, owl at gimli.mindlab.umd.edu,
obo-discuss at lists.sourceforge.net, ontolog-forum at ontolog.cim3.net,
public-media-annotation at w3.org, semantic_web at googlegroups.com,
protege-discussion at mailman.stanford.edu

* *
Dear Ontology Engineers*,

*Please forward this message to any other list that discusses ontology
modeling issues.

*WHAT: *We invite your participation in collecting and sharing ontology
modeling issues <http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Community:Main>
and solutions on the Ontology Design Pattern Wiki
<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki>. (ODP Wiki)

WHY: *There is a ton of content about ontology modeling issues in
discussion list archives, BUT:

    1. the same issues get discussed over and over on different lists;
    2. the information you want is hard to find;
    3. if you do find a relevant thread,
          1. the content is raw and hard to digest;
          2. the summary you want is hard to find, even it is there.
    4. there is no agreed place to go to find out about modeling issues;
    5. it is often easier just to ask the question again, and the cycle

We have created the * ontology modeling issues
<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Community:Main>* section in the
ODP Wiki <http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki> to address these problems.

*HOW:  *We envision the following steps in the evolution of a modeling

    1. Lively discussion happens on some mailing list.
    2. Post a summary to the list of the key points raised, including the
       pros and cons of proposed solutions.
    3. Post a modeling issue on the ODP Wiki (based on that summary).
    4. Post a note to any relevant discussion lists inviting them to
       contribute to the Wiki.
    5. Discuss and refine the issue further in the ODP Wiki
    6. Post major updates back to relevant discussion lists.

OR, start with step 3, and post the modeling issue directly on the ODP

**To  Contribute:*

    1. Visit *Ontology Design Patterns Wiki*
    2. Click the "*How to register*
       <http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:Register>" link at
       lower left of the page; follow instructions to get a login name
       and password.
    3. Visit the "**
       Modeling Issues
       <http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Community:Main>*" page for
       further information,examples and instructions.

Examples: *(from discussion lists)

    1. Proliferation of URIs, Managing Coreference
    2. Overloading owl sameAs
    3. Versioning and URIs
    4. Representing Species
    5. Using SKOS Concept
    6. Resource multiple attribution

The above issues were ones that I found by pouring over all the threads
in the linking open data list from December 2009, plus some that I was
directly involved from 2008.  There are many others to be found from
many other lists.

This work was originally supported by the NeOn project.

Thanks very much,


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