James Malone reflects on a panel discussion on evaluation and reuse of ontologies. He wants there to be a “a formal, objective and quantifiable process” for “making public judgements on ontologies”. Towards that, he suggests that we need:
- A formal set of engineering principles for systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the design, development, operation, and maintenance of ontologies
- The use of test driven development, in particular using sets of (if appropriate, user collected) competency questions which an ontology guarantees to answer, with examples of those answers – think of this as similar to unit testing
- Cost benefit analysis for adopting frameworks such as upper ontologies, this includes aspects such as cost of training for use in development, cost to end users in understanding ontologies built using such frameworks, cost benefits measured as per metrics such as those above (e.g. answering competency questions) and risk of adoption (such as significant changes or longer term support).
– James Malone, in Why choosing ontologies should not be like choosing Pepsi or Coke, about his International Conference on Biomedical Ontology panel ‘How to deal with sectarianism in biomedical ontology.
Tags: International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, ontology engineering, ontology evaluation, ontology reuse
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For about a year I’ve been collecting email signature lines. After receiving an email purporting to be “Sent from my rotary phone” I thought it was time to share.
- Touched, not typed
- Sent from my $DEVICENAME
- Consider any misspellings my gift to you
- Typed with thumbs
- Sent with mobile solution
- Sent from a mobile operating system. Which one isn’t of any importance to you, the receiver. However, if you feel that knowing this detail would affect positively your reading of this email you can, of course, ask me.
- Sent from my smartphone platform of choice….hint not a fruit
- I prefer robots to fruit.
- Fruits are for fruitcakes, Robots are for emailing.
- bots best for smart phones
- Smart fruit is an oxymoron
- Sent via a really tiny keyboard
- Sent from a mobile device. Erroneous words are a feature, not a typo.
- Sent from mobile; pls excuse typos
- $DEVICENAME = specific mobile operating system of choice
- Sent from my stationary operating system of choice.
- Erroneous words are a feature, not a typo.
- (Short, curt and ill-formed message sent from my portable telephone machine.)
- > Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
> Envoyé sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le réseau de Bell.
- *Sent from a mobile phone – please excuse the brevity of the message
- via small communication device/pardon random autocorrects and fat finger typos.
- Warning: I either dictated this to my device, or I typed it clumsily. Expect typos and weirdness.
- Sent from a mobile device. Excuse brevity and typos.
- Typed by thumbs and sent by my Verizon Wireless gadget
- Sent from a mobile device. Please excuse brevity and tpyos.
- Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
- Sent from tiny touchscreen gizmo, excuse any auto correct nonsense that slips in…
- Sent from my rotary phone
- Sent with my thumbs (Thanks to Andy Powell.)
- sent from my shoe (Thanks to Larry Hynes.)
- Sent while walking into stuff(Thanks to Ryan Sarver (via Laura Dragan and Tim O’Reilly; used by David Cohen)
Previously discussed on Twitter (thanks to David Crowley and Becky Yoose for spreading my question). Apparently desktop users want forgiveness too.
Tags: email, mobile, signature lines, typos
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