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Re: What do the ontologists want

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 03:42:08 +0100
Message-ID: <026401c0de7b$17ac85e0$08ed93c3@z5n9x1>
To: "pat hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>
"pat hayes" <mailto:phayes@ai.uwf.edu> wrote:-

> magically universal, due to the Power of Reification

Did you mean to say, "magically universal due to the power of URIs"?
:-)

But yes, I agree with what you say about separating the hype from the
programming. Clearly, if the syntax isn't universal, then the
semantics built on top of the model are difficult to get from A to B -
it's the same old language manifestation problem again.

However, DAML and other ontology/logic areas are providing insights,
and I still think that the majority of the goals and ambitions set out
in the SW roadmap [1], transformations, globally processable data, are
not only possible, but have already started to appear. Yeah, the
syntax is a pain, and even the model can lead to philosophical
rat-holes, but the implementations will be forthcoming.

Clearly, I think that there are some of us who are in it purely for a
theoretical exercise, and some of us in it just for the practical
aspect. Unfortunately, sometimes it's difficult to do the latter
without getting needlessly caught up in the former...

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Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
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