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   RE: [xml-dev] Local Vs Global Vocabularies

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I agree.  The tricky bit to manage the bottom up 
incorporation of the ontologies by first getting 
them into use in the currently and near-term 
fielded architectures that are smartly optimized 
for managed extensibility from procurement to 
maintenance.  The data dimension is easy, but 
cross-ontolgical or relationships are not because 
these are the most localized dimension, that is, 
they require the most flexible implementation.

The challenge is that a boiled-down set tends to be 
a subset of the local enterprise set, and that is 
what the RFP is written to.  Tools like JIEMS can 
enable the ideal design but the ideal is always 
compromised by the nesting of the enterprise in 
the supra-organizational layers, say the state 
vs the local ordinances.   There is no common 
criminal justice system and even within a local 
domain such as cities in a state, reporting requirements 
are still variable for operational reasons.

It's shrinkwrap vs customization with the global 
vocabulary as a mediator.

The ideas outlined below are what can be done 
most effectively now to make that commitment real 
today.  Guidance to procurement sources will be 


From: Chiusano Joseph [mailto:chiusano_joseph@bah.com]

Thanks Len - all excellent thoughts. Acknowledging that I'm stating the
obvious, ontologies - and cross-ontology reasoning - go a long way in
realizing the approaches that you outline below.


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