Re: Sharing ontologies and softwreCharles Petrie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 92 20:23:10 MET DST
From: Charles Petrie <email@example.com>
Cc: srkb@ISI.EDU, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Sharing ontologies and softwre
We seem to be awfully in synch for two people who've not previously
talked much (really folks). I do hope we are not both making obvious
points to everyone. My two comments on your comments are:
1) While I agree with what you said about passive comments (except
for these), the connection to my remark about EI models being written
for no purpose is not glaring. I take what you said to imply that EI
models without inferencing are equivalent to merely English
descriptions. They look like programs because they were done with a
modeling language, but the authors might as well have just written
down English comments. In any case, it's true.
2) Your remarks don't hold out much hope for software/ontology reuse.
Perhaps software cooperation is a more reasonable goal.
PS Has anyone ever attempted to make two CG applications, with different
extensions beyond the basic 37, cooperate? Any ideas? Could Ontolingua help?