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Re: Monotony

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 11:58:47 -0400
Message-ID: <3DA5A3B7.9726CFFB@mitre.org>
To: seth@robustai.net
Cc: "www-rdf-comments@w3.org" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>, "Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com" <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>

I expect monotony will always be preserved anywhere there are people. 
Monotonicity, however, is another question.  

--Frank

Seth Russell wrote:
> 
> Re: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2002Oct/0067.html
> 
> Where Patrick Stickler says:
> 
>      "This either seems non-monotonic" ...
> 
> This unwritten law that states that logic on the semantic web must
> always be non-monotonic is getting to sound more like a religious
> incantation than a pragmatic rule of thumb.  Personally I think it is
> time to examine this liturgy in the light of day.   Can anyone show me
> how you expect to always preserve monotony in a world where new
> knowledge can be discovered, facts can change, and anybody can say
> anything about anything ?
> 
> Pertinent graphs:
> http://robustai.net/mentography/monotonic.gif
> Incidentally, Guha, did I get the graph right?
> 
> Seth Russell
> http://radio.weblogs.com/0113759/

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