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[protege-discussion] Request for "Good" Ontologies

Michael F Uschold uschold at
Wed Feb 17 22:03:00 PST 2010

This message is about an effort you may wish to know about and hopefully
contribute to.
*WHAT: **T*he  NeOn project <> is supporting an
effort to collect high quality ontologies.

I invite you to submit one or more "exemplary
to a growing catalog in the Ontology Design Patterns

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
   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
   lower left of the page; follow instructions to get a login name and
   ---Or paste: into
   your browser
   3. See: "*What is an Exemplary
   link for some criteria
   ---Or paste: h
   your browser
   4. Visit *Exemplary Ontology
Catalogue*<> page
   to make sure the ontology is not already there.
   ---Or paste: into
   your browser
   5. Click the *Su**bmit 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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