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   RE: A Light Rant On Ontological Commitment

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  • From: Linda van den Brink <lvdbrink@baan.nl>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 11:42:18 +0100

> >
> > Provide multilingual mappings for terms and definitions
> This is indeed where a tremendous challenge lies.  I used to 
> be believe
> such mapping was just a matter of effort: lock a few dozen people in a
> room with multi-lingual dictionaries.  I now know much 
> better.  However,
> even in cases where I've dealt with businesses willing to work with
> ontologies (and this is a very sophisticated subset, of course), I've
> found that the old idea is still very entrenched.  The 
> attitude is "we've
> built multi-lingual apps before.  The challenge is no different when
> building a knowledgebase".

Interesting... Could you make explicit why this is such as challenge? 


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