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Re: Multi-layered Knowledge Representations for Healthcare

From: Dan Russler <dan.russler@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 10:13:41 -0400
Message-ID: <48440015.8060605@oracle.com>
To: "Kashyap, Vipul" <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
CC: Dan Corwin <dan@lexikos.com>, Samson Tu <swt@stanford.edu>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, public-hcls-coi@w3.org, Elkin.Peter@MAYO.EDU
Hi Dan,

Actually, this list might be too long!

Many of these break down on utility, at least on "easy to define and 
decide."

Dan

Kashyap, Vipul wrote:

>     Physical vrs Informational
>     Natural vrs Artificial
>     Real vrs Imaginary
>     Composite vrs Characteristic
>     Individual vrs Collective
>     Atomic vrs Mediating
>     Specific vrs Indefinite
>     Continuant vrs Occurrent
>
> Not many discriminants can be found which are simultaneously 
> orthogonal (independent of one another) and general (can be applied to 
> anything) and useful (easy to clearly define and decide).   The 
> listing above may in fact be nearly complete (although many would 
> debate its specifics or suggest other candidates).
>
> Regardless of the particulars, I suggest that a better semantic model 
> for your "layer 0" would be all and only those discriminants which 
> have all three qualities - independence, generality, and utility - and 
> hence can be employed to help define any class or instance desired.
>
> [VK] Thanks, Dan! This is a very good guideline and framework to work 
> from.
>  
> Cheers,
>  
> ---Vipul 
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