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RE: on the treatment of certainty (in "Defining N-ary Relations on the Semantic Web: Use With Individuals")

From: Uschold, Michael F <michael.f.uschold@boeing.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 11:29:31 -0700
Message-ID: <823043AB1B52784D97754D186877B6CF05241251@xch-nw-12.nw.nos.boeing.com>
To: "Natasha Noy" <noy@smi.stanford.edu>, "Yoshio FUKUSHIGE" <fuku@w3.org>
Cc: <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>

My initial reaction is that modeling probabilities is something that is
likely to come up frequently, and a note discussing this would be
valuable.

Mike


-----Original Message-----
From: Natasha Noy [mailto:noy@smi.stanford.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 7:28 PM
To: Yoshio FUKUSHIGE
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
Subject: Re: on the treatment of certainty (in "Defining N-ary Relations
on the Semantic Web: Use With Individuals")


Dear Yoshio,

Your discussion of different treatment of probabilities is very 
interesting. While I don't think it is quite relevant to the note on 
n-ary relations -- the goal of that note was to discuss something 
different and we used probability just as an example -- it may be 
useful to have a set of design patterns for different ways to treat 
probabilities and uncertainty in RDF and OWL. Perhaps, we can have a 
separate note specifying patterns for this? Folks on OEP TF, what do 
you think? If people find it generally  useful, Yoshio, would you be 
interested in contributing such a note?
	
>
> "It seems with high probability that Christine has breast tumor."

This is the interpretation that we had in mind.

Natasha
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