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Re: LEAD: making an ontology about the ontology group...

From: Daniel W. Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 15:55:22 -0500 (EST)
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
cc: <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0111091553240.11603-100000@tux.w3.org>
On Fri, 9 Nov 2001, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

> From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: LEAD: making an ontology about the ontology group...
> Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 13:48:22 -0600
>
> > Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> >
> >
> > > and thus can't have literals as their objects.  On the
> > > modelling side, the relationship between social entities and mailboxes is
> > > many-to-many, even when restricted to persons.
> >
> >
> > No, there's only one person who's authorized to read
> > mail sent to connolly@w3.org, and that's the case
> > for many mailboxes; saying X contact:mailbox Y
> > is saying that there's just one X that can receive
> > mail sent to Y.
>
> Maybe that is true for some mailboxes, or maybe almost all, but I don't
> believe that it is true for *all*.

Well, or course not. One must not assert X contact:mailbox Y
for just any X and Y; in making that assertion, one claims
that there's only one such X.

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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