Just Published: Semantic Modeling in Formal English
Previously published: Gellish Formal English - 2nd edition of 'Gellish, a Generic Extensioble Ontological Language' (2005); PhD, Delft University of Technology.
This website introduces:
- A methodology for Semantic Information Modeling
- Systems interoperability, Information Integration and Information Exchange
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The old 2008 Formal English dictionary version is free available via the download area.
Why Formal English?
A break-through in the technology of information and knowledge modeling.
Formal English is a form of standardized English, including a formal grammar and an electronic Formal English Dictionary-Taxonomy. It enables expressing information, knowledge and requirements in a human and computer interpretable way that is 'neutral' and system independent. The language has an unlimited scope, in contrast to conventional data models (databases) and standards that have a fixed and limited scope. Gellish Formal English is a standardized formal subset of natural English. Its native syntax enables presentation in a tabular format, suitable for databases and data exchange messages. Gellish is compliant with ISO 16354 and an RDF implementation of Gellish is being standardized as ISO 15926-11.
Application of Formal English enables real interoperability or integration of data in different sources. It also enables integration of data, documents, and 2D drawings and 3D models. The language is generally applicable and is extensible. Its main application area's are: the creation of compatible and consistent databases such as for system independent Product and Process Models, Facility Information Models (FIMs), Building Information Models (BIMs), product catalogs as well as knowledge and requirements, including business rules. Furthermore, it enables smooth data exchange between systems and business parties and eliminating costly data conversions in case of data migration and data integration. It is also applicable for development and application of electronic Dictionaries, Taxonomies, Thesauri and Ontologies.
The definition of Gellish Formal English is available for licensees or can be purchased via the webshop. Gellish can be used and implemented in various ways, including in conventional SQL database systems, or in XML using the Gellish XML Schema definition of a Gellish Expression Format, or in RDF, OWL or in simple CSV files or as spreadsheet tables. Gellish Formal English is an 'embedded language', which means that it does not need a meta-language for its definition.
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Other Formal Language variants
Each concept in Gellish is represented by a unique identifer (a Gellish UID) which is an arbitrary language independent number. Translations of terms and phrases in various languages share the same UID. Thus other Gellish variants, such as Gellish Formal Dutch (Gellish Formeel Nederlands), share the same concepts (UID's) and kinds of relations. This enables that automated translation of Gellish expressions between natural languages for which formal dictionaries are available.
For example, Gellish formal domain dictionaries are available for Waste Water Terminology in English, French, German and Dutch conform the terms in ISO 16323.
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