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

From: Joanne Luciano (gmail) <jluciano@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 15:43:27 -0500
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, 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: <CD3A3B62-1A52-4EDE-B541-E5D32F47AADC@gmail.com>
To: John Madden <john.madden@duke.edu>
Hmmm, John,

I'm wondering what criteria you are using to evaluate the equivalence  
of the result of the conversion function / algorithm.

I endeavor in my personal communication to separate observation from  
judgment, which to me is roughly equivalent to representation and  
semantic binding.  It's not easy, our brains are hardwired to perceive  
what we see.

(am I getting too deep?)

Cheers,
Joanne


On Feb 1, 2010, at 3:30 PM, John Madden wrote:

> 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
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> 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:
>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>
>>>
>>> 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.
>>
>> Pat Hayes
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