A while ago I wrote about refining RO’s transformation_of relation with additional constraints to improve the representation of the intended meaning of the relation and what kind of entities the relata should be. In the meantime, a flurry of emails about the topic passed the revue on the BFO-discuss and OBO-relations lists (without a tangible concrete outcome), and this week my paper about it was accepted for oral presentation at the AI*IA’09 conference in December and will be published in an LNAI volume. Weehee.
By ‘completing’ one piece of work, one always finds more open issues to tackle, which holds also for this topic regarding about, and beyond, the transformation_of (or similar) relation. More on both the ontology and logic is, and soon will be, in the pipeline.