Re: Friday, 15:00


hope to be able to make the call today. Anyway, a discussion point I would 
like to address is about the distinction between 'type' and 'token' (see:, that I think could be 
somehow relevant. 

In Senso Comune, we have adopted DOLCE's foundations, which sets 
spatio-temporal qualities as a key distinctive feature. In this light, 
roughly, types can be put among abstractions (i.e. entities without 
specific spatio-temporal collocation) while tokens are basically concrete 
entities. Coming to linguistics, this led us to distinguish (what we call) 
'Meaning' (token) from (what we call) 'Sense' (type). The former occurs in 
contexts and is conveyed by Expressions, the latter is a socially 
constructed abstraction and are linked to Lexical Entries. Meanings 
'instantiate' one or more Senses.

Now, our model differs from Ontolex's current draft, but this is not the 
point. The question is, do we have (or need) the type \ token distinction 
in OntoLex? If yes, where is it?

Talk you later,

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Philipp Cimiano <> 
04/07/2013 07:01

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Friday, 15:00

Dear all,

  this is a gentle reminder that we will have our regular ontolex telco 
on Friday, 15:00 (tomorrow!)

I will send around a recent version of the ontology tonight.

We should finalize discussions on the core tomorrow.

Best regards,


Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
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University of Bielefeld

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