Douglas Gregory

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  • Semantic Interoperability: Avoiding the Middle Ages

    This post will focus on semantic interoperability when an open architecture contains or interacts with multiple ontologies and conceptual data models. Before proceeding, a few definitions are in order. Semantics is the branch of linguistics concerned with the meaning of different speech forms including their nature, structure, content, and context.  In open architecture the term […]

  • Plotinus: The Inventor of Open Architecture?

    Ancient philosophy is gaining popularity – and attracting audacious statements. For example, did Aristotle ‘invent’ the U.S. Constitution? If Professor Steven B. Smith at Yale can ask that question, I can ask one of my own: did Plotinus invent ‘open architecture’? The answer depends on whether the ontology of open architecture owes a debt to […]