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Re: How will the semantic web emerge

From: Asankhaya Sharma <asankhaya@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 08:03:36 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20051216160337.40242.qmail@web54502.mail.yahoo.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

Hi,

I agree that foster hierarchical attitudes ...and even
if we want to use some ontologies that are  "proper"
who will decide whats proper and how can be stop
people from creating their own "proper" ontologies..
there must be de facto standards of classifing
information or else the very cause of classification
is useless. 

Regards,
Asankhaya Sharma
http://asankhaya.blogspot.com


--- William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net> wrote:

> Asankhaya Sharma wrote:
> > HI,
> > 
> > I am sorry but i dont understand the irony of
> "good"
> > and "dead"..
> > can you throw some light on it...
> 
> There is an old pejorative phrase from Western
> Movies: "The only good 
> Indian is a dead Indian."
> 
> One problem with ontologies is that they foster
> hierarchical attitudes 
> towards how things get classified. To many of us,
> they ALWAYS have 
> "cracks" in them through which fall the "tags" we
> find more suitable as 
> index/annotation bases.
> 
> The original to which I used the phrase had the
> implication that there 
> were "proper" or "authorized" ontologies that should
> have some 
> preferential priority instead of some method of
> tagging that was more 
> "folksonomic".
> 
> I have a history of questioning authority,
> particularly when it comes to 
> what might become de facto standards for
> categorizing knowledge. The 
> terms included in ontologies are often "maps without
> territory" and tend 
> to impose their existence on the organization of
> knowledge bases.
> 
> Love.
> 


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