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Managing Co-reference (Was: A Semantic Elephant?)

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 05:14:35 -0700
Cc: Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com>, Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>, Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, SW-forum Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Fabian M. Suchanek" <f.m.suchanek@gmail.com>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@csail.mit.edu>, Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>, Mark Greaves <markg@vulcan.com>, georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de, Jens Lehmann <lehmann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, Frederick Giasson <fred@fgiasson.com>, Michael Bergman <mike@mkbergman.com>, Conor Shankey <cshankey@reinvent.com>, Kira Oujonkova <koujonkova@reinvent.com>, Aldo Gangemi <aldo.gangemi@istc.cnr.it>
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To: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>

This is a great discussion ... would each contributor be OK with the  
discussion to date being sent to something public so it is on the  
record?  Like semantic-web@w3.org ?
And would someone like to compile a "Story so far".

(travelling and unable to really say all I want to say at this point  
but the web of multiple overlapping communities of scale-free  
distribution is  key to understanding why this works for finite  
effort. See "total cost of ontologies" in http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Fractal.html 
  and in http://www.w3.org/2005/Talks/1110-iswc-tbl/ slide 11
So multiple URIs for the same thing is life, a constant tradeoff, but  
life is, on balance good.
But we need different systems for people, as for books as fro proteins  
because socially the situations are so different. And web science is  
about designing tech in the context of the social system you have or  
you plan.)


On 2008-05 -14, at 03:29, Sören Auer wrote:

> Michael F Uschold wrote:
>> [..]
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 12:15:15 UTC

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