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Re: [ontolog-forum] Deborah L. McGuinness, keynote speaker at OCAS!!!

From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 17:51:39 -0400
Message-ID: <4EA48C6B.8000406@durusau.net>
To: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@bestweb.net>
CC: ontolog-forum@ontolog.cim3.net, 'SW-forum' <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod@w3.org

All true but how many of the people in Deborah's audience could name one 
contemporary of Aristotle?

Deborah could and a few others.

Old ideas are being repackaged and sold as new. Property graphs are all 
the rage today when it was more than 20 years ago that relational 
databases were being implemented as hypergraphs.

Let them have their fun.

We are in no real danger of a new level of human understanding, 
democracy and universal peace. Never have been, never will be.

Hope you are at the start of a great week!


On 10/23/2011 04:48 PM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> On 10/23/2011 3:39 PM, Alexander Garcia Castro wrote:
>>   *Deborah L. McGuinness, keynote speaker at OCAS!!!*
>> At 9AM on the 24th Deborah will be opening the workshop, u cant miss 
>> it!!
> Deborah's talks are usually very good, and I would recommend it.
> But I have some quibbles about the title:
>    "Ontologies come of Age in the Semantic Web"
> Ontology is as old as Aristotle.  Cyc has been developing ontologies
> since 1984, and they devoted over 1000 person years to writing them.
> That would make ontologies considerably older than the Semantic Web.
> Furthermore, if you download OWL ontologies, you might notice that
> the overwhelming majority of them don't use any logical features
> beyond what can be stated more clearly and concisely in Aristotle's
> original notation.
> John

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