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Re: Observations about facts in genomics

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:27:04 -0400
Message-ID: <514A53D8.6050502@dbooth.org>
To: Jeremy J Carroll <jjc@syapse.com>
CC: Jerven Bolleman <me@jerven.eu>, Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>, w3c semweb HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
On 03/20/2013 06:15 PM, Jeremy J Carroll wrote:
> To me, that seems to lead us back to the earlier discussion
> (rathole?) about owl:sameAs
> Yes, we can model what we are doing at an arbitrary level of
> sophistication, but no, we may not want to.
> I tend to a view that there are diminishing returns in terms of
> levels of indirection here!


This is part of the reason why, IMO, it is folly to judge RDF data in 
terms of absolute truth.  The more relevant criterion is *usefulness*. 
And that depends on the application: crude, simple data may be very 
useful for many applications, even if it is useless to others because it 
is "incorrect" (according to some notion of "incorrect").

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