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Re: post-structuralistm and (formal) ontologies

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 17:55:49 +0000
Message-ID: <47A751A5.809@hpl.hp.com>
To: kendall@clarkparsia.com
CC: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>

Kendall Clark wrote:

> Thus, while I think Jeremy's line of inquiry is interesting enough to
> pursue, and I did actually do some work on it back in 2000, it's not
> something that computer scientists, qua computer scientists, are
> especially well prepared to work on. It's a question of the politics of
> technology or social informatics more broadly construed, and should be
> approached w/ the tools, methods, and background knowledge of the
> practitioners of *those* disciplines.
> 
>>  > Any pointers appreciated.
>>  >
>>  > Jeremy
> 

Thanks to both Kendall and Dan for the links ....

One thing that is different with computer science ontologies, and 
perhaps Web ontologies is simply that they are typically more rigorously 
defined.

Thus, a hypothesis such as "excessive use of owl:complentOf may indicate 
some specific social phenonemenon" can be investigated somewhat more 
cleanly than when dealing with classifications defined only with natural 
langauge text.

Jeremy
Received on Monday, 4 February 2008 17:56:26 GMT

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