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Re: Cross-ontologies reasoning

From: Drew McDermott <drew.mcdermott@yale.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 19:11:00 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200312300011.hBU0B0I17349@pantheon-po03.its.yale.edu>
To: www-rdf-logic@w3.org

> [Jim Hendler]
> If you and I are transacting business (or you are running a factory 
> using a machine I manufactured) I don't see why we would need, or 
> even want, to merge everything in our ontologies (for example, maybe 
> you believe that Rush Limbaugh is a rational being and I cannot live 
> with that belief) 

In my model of ontology merging, two inconsistent ontologies can't be
merged; the result would have no models.

But I don't see why a judgment one way or the other about the
rationality of Rush Limbaugh would be a part of an ontology.  Perhaps
there's a better example.

                                             -- Drew

                                   -- Drew McDermott
                                      Yale Computer Science Department
Received on Monday, 29 December 2003 19:11:02 UTC

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