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RE: Cross-ontologies reasoning

From: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 22:36:29 +0100
To: "Ugo Corda" <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>, <public-sws-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BKELLDAGKABIOCHDFDBPGEEJENAA.danny666@virgilio.it>

At 13:54 -0500 12/17/03, Jim Hendler wrote:
> all the useful tools I know of are human in the loop and partial-mapping
> cross ontology reasoning is the thing that makes Semantic Web different
from all
> other AI ontology work to date

These statements make a lot of sense to me. At the same time, they do not
sound very encouraging as far as the Semantic Web is concerned.
Unless the Semantic Web limits itself to a fairly small set of "canonical"
ontologies (which is highly unlikely, given the open-ended nature of the Web
itself), then the need of having humans in the loop seems to indicate that
cross ontology reasoning within the Semantic Web is a very impractical goal
right from the start.

Hmm, there are different ways you can read "humans in the loop". It may only
be that they are needed once, to set up the mapping, after which the
machines can be left to their own devices (so to speak).

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