[DL] Request for "Good" Ontologies

hans.cools at agfa.com hans.cools at agfa.com
Thu Feb 25 10:06:00 CET 2010

Dear Michael,

As an exaple of our ontology series, we put 'Countries' on 
http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Ontology:Main, using SKOS.

Kind Regards,

Hans Cools | Agfa HealthCare
Researcher | HE/Advanced Clinical Applications Research
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18/02/2010 07:03

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Request for "Good" Ontologies

This message is about an effort you may wish to know about and hopefully 
contribute to.  

WHAT: The  NeOn project is supporting an effort to collect high quality 

I invite you to submit one or more "exemplary ontologies" to a growing 
catalog in the Ontology Design Patterns Wiki.   
Identify one or more ontologies that: 
you have significant knowledge or experience with, 
you regard as an excellent example of a "high quality" ontology 
See: "What is an Exemplary Ontology" for ideas about this; edit them if 
you wish.
Can you or any of your colleagues think of exemplary ontologies to add to 
the catalog?   Think first about the ontologies you have used that are 
authored by others, rather than your own.  

WHY:  to make it easy for people to find good ontologies to draw 
inspiration from and to emulate.

 If you don't have much time, I will make it easier by talking you through 
it on the phone. I'm UscholdM on Skype.

HOW: Quick Instructions:
1.      Visit Ontology Design Patterns Wiki (
2.      Click the "How to register" link at lower left of the page; follow 
instructions to get a login name and password.
---Or paste: http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:Register into your 
3.      See: "What is an Exemplary Ontology" link for some criteria
---Or paste: h
ttp://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:WhatIsAnExemplaryOntology into 
your browser
4.      Visit Exemplary Ontology Catalogue page to make sure the ontology 
is not already there.
---Or paste: http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Ontology:Main into 
your browser
5.      Click the Submit a new Exemplary Ontology button.
6.      Fill out a form describing various aspects of the exemplary 
ontology.  Key fields are:
1.      Name of ontology
2.      Description (Short)
3.      Purpose of the ontology
4.      Justification (why you think this is an exemplary ontology)
5.      URI of where to find the ontology
6.      References  One or more references to learn more.
Thanks very much,

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