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Re: simon:entity (or Identifiable)

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 17:04:31 +0100
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Hi Jim and Graham

That's exactly what the current draft does!  We just need
to find a name for BOB.

Luc

On 07/21/2011 04:23 PM, Jim McCusker wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 7:51 AM, Graham Klyne<graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>  wrote:
>    
>> The overall thrust of my view is that:
>>
>> (a) we want fewer classes, not more  (no separate classes for "bob",
>> "state")
>> (b) a minimal model based on the relationships between entities rather than
>> trying to fully ontologize the domain
>> (c) that "bob"s should be indentifiable, but not necessarily identified.
>>      
> That's one reason why I'm trying to push on having just Entities and
> Descriptions of Entities (which evolved into BOBs). Descriptions of
> Entities are bounded by time, space and/or context, and the
> descriptions are fixed, considered "good" within the bounds of the
> description. The Entities themselves exist outside of those bounds,
> and therefore can change at any time. Since we are attempting to
> describe changing entities using a monotonic language, we need to
> qualify those descriptions, and keep them separate from the entities
> themselves.
>
> Jim
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>    

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