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Re: Advancing translational research with the Semantic Web

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 18:07:26 -0400
Message-Id: <9BCD1FD5-4776-4449-8E70-6BDD4AE675F0@gmail.com>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
To: samwald@gmx.at

One place to start would be:
google: cyc temporal subabstractions

http://www.google.com/search?q=cyc+temporal+subabstractions&btnG=Search

On May 29, 2007, at 4:59 PM, samwald@gmx.at wrote:

> Could you please point us to some literature about the 'histories'  
> view? I remember that Alan Rector asked how my proposal of AFO  
> would relate to 'histories', and I could not find any specific  
> literature about that kind of ontological representation. Probably  
> I searched in the wrong places.

One place to start would be:

google: cyc temporal subabstractions

http://www.google.com/search?q=cyc+temporal+subabstractions&btnG=Search

One of the CYC reports cites Patrick's work as related, specifically  
chapter 3 of Formal Theories of the Commonsense World, which you can  
read a snippet of at. To find out specifically about histories, do  
search within this book...

http://books.google.com/books?id=aUO2PCw-vdgC&dq=Formal+Theories+of 
+the+Common+Sense 
+World&pg=PA1&ots=aYYEVIzUUR&sig=NAgevB43tre5mzCZeSRfh6m_7a4&prev=http:/ 
/www.google.com/search%3Fclient%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26q%3DFormal% 
2BTheories%2Bof%2Bthe%2BCommon%2BSense%2BWorld%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe% 
3DUTF-8&sa=X&oi=print&ct=result&cd=1#PPA71,M1

I haven't been able to find Pat's  "Naive Physics" papers on line,  
but certainly googling them comes up with a bunch of interesting  
stuff :)

-Alan

>
> I am somewhat confused about why we need to introduce the term  
> 'history', and as it seems, others have been confused too. I would  
> rather prefer to just call these  entities 'things at a certain  
> timespan'. Histories, in the common understanding, cannot have  
> properties like 'temperature' -- only the entities themselves can  
> have these properties.
>
> cheers,
> Matthias Samwald
>
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