Posts Tagged ‘RDF/OWL’

1896: The Year We Did Linked Data Right

Sometimes we already have things right. Such is the case with RDF and Existential Graphs of Charles Sanders Peirce, or so said Pat Hayes of the Institute for Human Machine Cognition in his invited keynotes at ISWC 2009 called BLOGIC: Now What’s in a Link.

Observations from OWL Experiences and Directions 2009

Describes my experience at OWL Experiences and Design 2009. Relates a conversation with Peter Patel-Schneider about the description logic community’s choice of the terms concept and role. More of my opinion on how the philosophies of semiotics, realism and nominalism inform technology implementation. Provides and update on my work with higher order logic and Haskell.

Peirce’s Semiotics in the Alignment of Formal Specifications Using Shared Concepts

Demonstrates the value of Perice’s semiotics in ontology alignment and unification. It shows that a) OWL SameAs is a degenerate case of using a global semiotic domain ontology based on Peirce’s thirdness or mediation; b) the semiotic domain provides deeper insights into how machine understanding can model human understanding; and c) how to use type inferencing with the Pellet description logic reasoner. There’s much more to be done than what this small example demonstrates. This example is just the beginning of developing a semiotic domain.