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Re: How do you deprecate URIs? Re: OWL-DL and linked data

From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@PioneerCA.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:59:47 -0700
Message-ID: <910E652F205A45B091DE004AFF254FE3@rhmlaptop>
To: "Peter Ansell" <ansell.peter@gmail.com>
Cc: "semantic-web at W3C" <semantic-web@w3c.org>

Don't make the mistake of saying you don't know the context.
If you don't know the context, you quite literally don't know
what you're talking about.

Dick
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Ansell" <ansell.peter@gmail.com>
To: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@pioneerca.com>
Cc: "semantic-web at W3C" <semantic-web@w3c.org>
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: How do you deprecate URIs? Re: OWL-DL and linked data


> 2008/7/8 Richard H. McCullough <rhm@pioneerca.com>:
>>
>> I haven't been following the "deprecate URIs" thread, so forgive me if 
>> I'm
>> being repetitious.
>> 1. everything is contextual.  But that's no excuse for being sloppy with
>> meanings.
>
> The issue with published ontologies is that you don't know what the
> context is going to be when someone uses any given term. You can
> attempt to restrict it but that doesn't promote reuse.
>
>> 2. ambiguity is not inevitable -- it is avoided by clearly identifying
>> context.
>
> If you don't know the context a priori, and you aren't attempting to
> recreate the entire world in your monolithic ontology this isn't a
> useful suggestion.
>
>> 2. OWL:SameAs (like mKR:is) means identical -- two names (aliases) which
>> mean the same thing.  Let's not corrupt the meaning of this term.
>
> I think most of the discussion is about how you describe to someone
> how to decide if two names "mean the same thing". It doesn't seem at
> all obvious what they should be told past the equivalent data
> structures method, which isn't useful for the situation here
>
>> 3. there are other terms which can be used to express varying degrees of 
>> similarity.
>
> What are they, and what software supports them? That is in effect the
> 64 thousand dollar question here!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter
>
>
Dick McCullough
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