[sc34wg3] From another committee: ISO 18629 Process Specification Language - still more meat for the ontological stew

Murray Altheim sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Mon, 20 Jun 2005 20:08:39 +0100

Mason, James David (MXM) wrote:
>  Noticed this in the SUO discusion. Might be useful for PSIs?
> Jim Mason

You're thinking along the same lines as I. I've downloaded the
draft and am looking at a PSI set for it, perhaps even a translation
(if possible) into LTM for import into Ceryle (or other LTM-enabled


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> [mailto:owner-standard-upper-ontology@ieee.org] On Behalf Of Rich Cooper
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> Rob Freeman
> Cc: cassidy; West, Matthew R SIPC-OFD/321
> Subject: ISO 18629 Process Specification Language - still more meat for the
> ontological stew
> ISO has reached the last stage of approval for a new ontology that has about
> 300 concepts related to temporal duration, precedence, interval logic, time,
> ordering, activities, and other concepts that they believe are related to
> process specification in a manufacturing environment.  Surely these concepts
> are general enough to handle many kinds of discrete process descriptions.  
> Does anyone have experience, opinions, beliefs, ... about the new PSL
> standard?
> Rich
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