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Re: When does a document acquire (web) semantics?

From: John Madden <john.madden@duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 15:30:42 -0500
Cc: Mark Wilkinson <markw@illuminae.com>, "Solbrig, Harold R." <Solbrig.Harold@mayo.edu>, Jim McCusker <mccusker@gmail.com>, w3c semweb HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A6E29652-2B63-4686-9077-0CED5709DA19@duke.edu>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Pat, what a concidence! I keep getting those character strings too!

Sometimes I play a little game where I convert one of them into a different but completely equivalent character string, and send it back to the original author.

I've noticed that sometimes the author responds to my string with approval. Other times, oddly enough, the author expresses disapproval, and claims I did it wrong! (Imagine!) This is often followed by the author sending me an avalanche of further character strings.

John



On Feb 1, 2010, at 2:46 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:

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> On Feb 1, 2010, at 1:26 PM, Mark Wilkinson wrote:
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>> On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 11:12:35 -0800, Solbrig, Harold R. <Solbrig.Harold@mayo.edu> wrote:
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>>> If, however, you wish to *communicate* with other folks about, say, science, it would be highly desirable to overlay a *shared* ontology-of-choice (vs. personal) that, perhaps, would be focused on shared knowledge about the real world.
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>> If such a thing exists, sure :-)
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> If it doesn't, I wonder what all these strange character strings that keep arriving in my mailbox mean.
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> Pat Hayes
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>> Vancouver, BC, Canada
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