Re: [unrev-II] Towards a summary of documents (including Conceptu al Graphs based on existential graphs of Charles Peirce)

From: Jack Park (
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 11:20:36 PST

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    kMail is problematic. The paper cited is valuable in that it outlines the
    issues involved in the construction of an organizational memory (a NIC).
    Unfortunately, it does not appear to be possible to track kmail further
    because there exists a KMail that is part of the KDE Linux desktop system.
    That seems to hog all the kmail hits at google.

    Conceptual Graphs were the creation of John F. Sowa, based, he says, on C.S.
    Peirce's Existential Graphs. Sowa may not follow Peirce to the letter, but
    his work is gaining a grand following, not to mention, an email list devoted
    to CGs.

    In view of the existence of major events related to the Semantic Web, it
    would seem that this post is very timely and has much to offer the Unrev
    group in relation to the OHS project. Here is an accumulation of URLs that
    relate to this post: a new organization SW technologies workshop semantic web portal community
    t <<watch out, that belongs with the URL> semantic web -- a primer narval a narval child collab. virtual workspace OHS project next year's conceptual structures

    From: John J. Deneen <>
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    Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 12:17 PM

    > I'm sure you'll find the following links about 1) kMail, 2) WebKB and 3)
    > Conceptual Graphs based on the existential graphs of Charles Sanders
    Peirce as
    > enabling solutions for powerfully summarizing our Unrev2 mailing list!!!
    > 1) kMail: E-mail, contexts and views
    > In "Tying Knowledge to Action with kMail, " David G. Schwartz and Dov
    > exploit the Internet and e-mail to disseminate knowledge for the purposes
    > capturing Organization Memory (OM) and "collective IQ". They emphasis the
    > to tie knowledge to action and present the kMail system, which integrates
    > with organizational memories to distribute knowledge over the Internet at
    > right time and to the right person. kMail lets e-mail senders
    > their messages by creating revelant views of the organizational memory. It
    > uses metaknowledge consisting of user profile information and shared
    > information. They describe the context through shared metaknowledge and
    link it
    > to the organization memory each time knowledge is used to perform an
    > Domain-specific criteria help determine the revelant views in the
    > IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 15, No. 3, May/June 2000
    > 2) WebKB: Ontology-guided knowledge retrieval with conceptual graphs for
    > representing metadata on Web documents
    > 3) Conceptual Graphs
    > Conceptual graphs (CGs) are a system of logic based on the existential
    graphs of
    > Charles Sanders Peirce and the semantic networks of artificial
    > They express meaning in a form that is logically precise, humanly
    readable, and
    > computationally tractable. With their direct mapping to language,
    > graphs serve as an intermediate language for translating computer-oriented
    > formalisms to and from natural languages. With their graphic
    > they serve as a readable,
    > but formal design and specification language. CGs have been implemented in
    > variety of projects for information retrieval, database design, expert
    > and natural language processing.
    > References
    > Slides and demo of the WebKB set of tools
    > Proceedings of Tenth Knowledge Acquisition for Knowledge-Based Systems
    > The Enterprise Ontology
    > The Enterprise Ontology is a collection of terms and definitions relevant
    > business enterprises. The ontology was developed in the Enterprise Project
    > the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute at the University of
    > Edinburgh with its partners: IBM, Lloyd's Register, Logica UK Limited, and
    > Unilever. The project was support by the UK's Department of Trade and
    > under the Intelligent Systems Integration Programme(project no
    > Conceptually, the Enterprise Ontology it is divided into a number of main
    > sections -- these are summarised below.
    > Other Publications, etc.

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