Re: Shared ontologiesGio Wiederhold <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 91 11:08:23 PDT
From: Gio Wiederhold <email@example.com>
Cc: Marianne Siroker <firstname.lastname@example.org>, NECHES@isi.edu,
SRKB@isi.edu, INTERLINGUA@isi.edu, KR-ADVISORY@isi.edu
Subject: Re: Shared ontologies
In-reply-to: Your message of Wed, 2 Oct 91 16:02:28 EDT
I agree, but that need not stop us from sharing and combining
inference RESULTS of multipe knowledge bases, since the inferred results
can have a simpler ontology than their source knowledge bases.
My standard example is a result for a fixed time point (as `now') from
a knowledge base that had used time-oriented representations and reasoning.
(that is the essence of the mediator architecture, and also apllies to KQML)