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Re: Many meanings of Is A

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 22:36:13 +0100
Message-Id: <1390C7C2-30DB-43E5-972A-8843CECCEB73@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: Matt Williams <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>

On Jun 19, 2008, at 8:57 PM, Matt Williams wrote:

> Dear All,
> I remember reading somewhere that someone had once compared many  
> different usages of "Is A".
> Can anyone point me to the ref?

"What IS-a is and isn't", by Ron Brachman.

IIRC, he distinguishes on the order of 27 senses in use at the time  
in KR/semantic net systems.

I believe it's online.

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