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Re: post-structuralistm and (formal) ontologies

From: Kendall Clark <kendall@clarkparsia.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 13:39:55 -0500
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Cc: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Message-Id: <1202150395.983.347.camel@k-desktop.int.clarkparsia.com>


On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 17:55 +0000, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
> 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 ....

No problem.

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

More rigorously defined than what?

> 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.

I suppose; but that still seems like a hypothesis from some field other
than computer science.

Cheers,
Kendall
Received on Monday, 4 February 2008 18:40:11 GMT

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