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Re: RE : epistemological level?

From: Aida Slavic <aida@acorweb.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 15:22:49 +0000
Message-ID: <491068C9.5040202@acorweb.net>
To: Antoine Isaac <Antoine.Isaac@KB.nl>
CC: hburrows@supportingresearch.com, public-esw-thes@w3.org

Howard,

> Both a SCOS and a SKOS will need to handle the psychological, cultural, and
> philosophical nuance noted in the earlier discussion.  However, if our
> current scheme only helps us find ideas, it seems more like a "concept"
> scheme and SCOS.  I don't think we get to call it a "knowledge" scheme until
> we capture statements together with the structures that relate them to their
> appropriate use.

If a system represents concepts as follows

Hadrons. Baryons and mesons
---Nucleons
------Protons
---------Antiprotons
------Neutrons
---------Neutron flux distribution
---------Antineutrons
------Mesons
------Resonances
------Hyperon

it is more than than concepts scheme - it represents knowledge about particles 
and how they relate to each other. This above implies that hadrons, baryions and 
mesons have something together and that that nucleons are type of baryons (or 
maybe all three above) and that there are several types of nucleons etc.
If particle physics changes the fundamental knowledge about these particles this 
scheme above will have to change.

I can not think of any concept scheme which would not be based on our knowledge 
of the world around which may consist of facts, ideas but also points of view

Aida
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