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Re: Many meanings of Is A

From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@PioneerCA.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:59:16 -0700
Message-ID: <FB7825B7A3774239B3608D7A0B5DA59A@rhmlaptop>
To: "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>, "Matt Williams" <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Cc: "Owl Dev" <public-owl-dev@w3.org>, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
I went thru a similar problem when I was trying to figure out how to 
English "is" into mKR language.   I found about 10 meanings listed in my
My notes are attached.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: "Matt Williams" <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Cc: "Owl Dev" <public-owl-dev@w3.org>; "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: Many meanings of Is A

> On Jun 19, 2008, at 8:57 PM, Matt Williams wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I remember reading somewhere that someone had once compared many 
>> different usages of "Is A".
>> Can anyone point me to the ref?
> "What IS-a is and isn't", by Ron Brachman.
> IIRC, he distinguishes on the order of 27 senses in use at the time  in 
> KR/semantic net systems.
> I believe it's online.
> Cheers,
> Bijan.
Dick McCullough
knowledge := man do identify od existent done;
knowledge haspart proposition list;
mKE do enhance od "Real Intelligence" done;

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