Christian Galinski

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The Distributed Ontology Language (DOL) is currently being standardized within the OntoIOp (Ontology Integration and Interoperability) activity of ISO/TC 37/SC 3. It aims at providing a unified framework for (1) ontologies formalized in heterogeneous logics, (2) modular ontologies, (3) links between ontologies, and (4) annotation of ontologies. This paper(More)
This article focuses on the status of VLSI in Japan. It is written from a "Pacific" (as opposed to the generally prevailing "Atlantic" viewpoint) to provide a perspective unfamiliar to many in Europe and America. Japan clearly has the lead in worldwide VLSI development, but the status of VLSI in Japan is usually confusing to foreigners because of the rapid(More)
Even though ontologies are widely being used to enable interoperability in information-rich endeavours, there is currently no unified framework for ontology interoperability itself. Surprisingly little of the state of the art in modularity and structuring, e.g. in software engineering, has been applied to ontology engineering so far. However, application(More)
Recent investigations in several EU-projects, incl. IN LIFE revealed that experts in the field of eAccessibility & eInclusion (eAcc&eIncl) - but also general ICT developers, decision makers in industry and administration - are quite unaware of the importance of standards for interoperability and sustainability of ICT solutions. Especially, if(More)
Assistive technology, especially for persons with disabilities, increasingly relies on electronic communication among users, between users and their devices, and among these devices. Making such ICT accessible and inclusive often requires remedial programming, which tends to be costly or even impossible. We, therefore, aim at more interoperable devices,(More)
The texts of legislation and regulation must be structured and augmented in order to allow for semantic web services (querying, linking, and inference). However, it is difficult to accurately parse and semantically represent such texts due to conventional practices of the legal community, the length and complexity of legal language, and the textual ground(More)
This standard is the first part of the series of ISO standards that are targeted at controlled natural language (CNL) in written languages. It focuses on the basic concepts and general principles of CNL that apply to languages in general. It will cover properties of CNL and CNL classification scheme. The subsequent parts will, however, focus on the issues(More)
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