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Re: Reification

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2001 19:20:33 +0100
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To: jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com
Cc: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
At 10:42 PM 4/6/01 +0100, jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com wrote:
>ps you seem to have some interesting points about negation, but I have
>    to re-read them (as I was close to the belief that open-world-negation
>    was impossible)

Until this, I never got any sense that open world negation was 
impossible.  Rather that it always brought the possibility of contradictory 
or inconsistent expression.  If I get this right, closed worlds have a 
possibility of setting rules on "valid" expressions such that no two such 
"valid" expressions are contradictory.

Refering to the 1-pager on formal systems that Dan cited a while ago:

% Formal Systems - Definitions
% (from Ruth E. Davis, Truth, Deduction, and Computation.
% New York: Computer Science press, 1989.)
% (c) Charles F. Schmidt
% Last Modified: Saturday, May 08, 1999 9:07:08 PM GMT

I think this view of a "closed world" might be similar to a "theory".


Graham Klyne
Received on Sunday, 8 April 2001 05:27:04 UTC

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