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Re: editing error in layering semantics document

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 20:06:35 -0400
Message-Id: <p05111715b9b55b862b0b@[]>
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

>BTW, readers who are, er, semantically challenged might want to look 
>at section 7 first.

thanks for that, although I must say I liked section 9 the best.  My 
own metaphor has to do with medications (those of us with aging 
parents know this conundrum well) - some people take anything that 
various doctors give them, hoping the doctors are making sure 
everything is okay (OWL/RDF?).  Some people refuse to take anything 
that might interact with anything else they might ever take - so they 
refuse to take many medications that could help (but are guaranteed 
to avoid drug interactions -- fast Owl w OWLAS only), the third group 
look at what the doctors prescribe and run the interactions through 
some web site somewhere to check there are no problems - constant 
vigilance and effort (Owl/rdf in rdf context).  The interesting thing 
is that the first and third have the highest probability of recovery, 
but the first also has the highest chance of adverse interactions. 
hmm, that 3rd option sounds better all the time...

Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
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