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Re: [semanticweb] how to explain to humans the term ontology

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 10:34:11 +0100
Message-Id: <4D4393E7-B506-41AB-867B-425889AADD21@bblfish.net>
Cc: "Wojick, David" <WojickD@osti.gov>, <semanticweb@yahoogroups.com>, <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: Azamat <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>
If your programmers are OO developers just tell them: UML.

Syntax: how to put words together to form sentences.
Semantics: how the words relate to things in the world, so that  
sentences can be said to be true or false.
Ontology: What types of things a universe of discourse is about, and  
what types of relations those things support.

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