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Re: class 'discovery' was Re: revised version of semantics document

From: Jos De_Roo <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 03:31:20 +0200
To: "Jonathan Borden" <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Cc: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, phayes@ai.uwf.edu, www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFE740072E.6ACAE810-ONC1256C1D.0007DCC8@agfa.be>

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> > and I think it is quite natural to explicitly give
> >   :C owl:intersectionOf ( :Student :Employee ) .
> >
> > as a premis, no?
> >
>
> An advantage of entailing a class that isn't a premise (i.e. isn't 
already
> named) is that the classifier might 'find' classes that naturally exist 
but
> haven't been explicitly labelled. This might be useful, for example, in 
the
> case where a cluster of symptoms, findings etc. indicate a brand new
> disease. The advantage of not requiring the disease to be already
> known/named is that given a knowledge base, an OWL classifier might
> otherwise be able to discover new facts. This could be a big benefit, I
> imagine.

Jonathan, this is very interesting, really; thanks
Of course it sounds like induction, but anyhow I will
have a very hard thought about that and I feel
that we can work it out ;-)

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Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
Received on Wednesday, 21 August 2002 21:32:00 GMT

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