Talk:John F. Sowa

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well, whoever is editing this article should try to use ENGLISH. Full of errors and, let's say, strange expressions as "eras modern and ancient". ;-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:48, 3 January 2013 (UTC)


bonjour est ce que vous avez des document sur l’apprentissage des ontology par les graphe conceptuels car je m’intéresse par l’apprentissage des ontologies par le formalisme des GC et le RDF, est ce que vous avez traiter ce genre de problème ou l’apprentissage des ontologies par le graphes conceptuels ? Si vous avez des documents, S.V.P n’hésitez pas de me les envoyés, Merci d’avance et j’attend votre réponse Bonne journée et bon courage.

Which DoD is Dod?[edit]

Does anyone know which "DoD" the reference to "DoD programming" on this page is meant to refer to? Is is the US Department of Defence? We should link directly to it if so... Drevicko (talk) 10:27, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

DoD would be American Department of Defense. Ada was a DoD created software language that was heavily promoted in the 1980s(?). While it was decreed to be a DoD "standard" it ran into the rise/popularity of languages such as C & C++ and never took hold. DEddy (talk) 13:31, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Fixed in text. --denny vrandečić (talk) 14:47, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Need real sources[edit]

Currently, the only "references" on this page are to the subject's own home page, and it seems to be a pain to find any third-party references. This seems to run counter to the standards of notability and verifiability. If further references can not be found, this article probably should not exist. DancesWithPeons (talk) 22:05, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

I just started improving this article, and I also (still) have trouble finding third-party references. However, Google Scholar ( here) is quite convincing about his notability:
  • His 1986 book Conceptual structures: information processing in mind and machine is cited 4244 times.
  • His 2000 book Knowledge representation: logical, philosophical, and computational foundations is cited 2868 times
  • His 1992 article with John Zachman "Extending and formalizing the framework for information systems architecture" is cited 855 times
  • ... etc
For this reason I removed the "Notability" and added a fact-tag. I will look into this some more, and try to find the right references. -- Mdd (talk) 14:56, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
He was the co-author of one of John Zachman's Framework papers in the IBM Systems Journal. Please do not let Wikipedia's "notability/veriiiabilty" practices get in the way of including Sowa's page. He's a major contributor to computing. DEddy (talk) 16:07, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for this remainder. That co-authorship and thereby Sowa's contribution to the Zachman Framework (adding row 4 to 6) is worth mentioning indeed. I will continue trying to find the right references. -- Mdd (talk) 18:56, 23 November 2012 (UTC)