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Re: OWL and real world

From: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 12:24:17 -0400
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To: Tanel Tammet <tammet@staff.ttu.ee>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Hi Tanel --

[Adrian wrote]

Actually, there's are a rather straightforward, pragmatic solution to these
kinds of questions.

The basic idea is, don't try to hard code everything you need about the real
world in a fixed system of logic. (Most OWL folks seem to assume you have 
to do

Instead, tie some lightweight natural language processing to logical rules, so
that people can see what the predicates are supposed to mean in the real world.

[Tanel, replying to Adrian, wrote]

>However,  these kinds of solutions are never universal nor
>domain-independent. The solutions become also more and more
>complex as they target wider and wider applicability. The
>same, seemingly straightforward negation-as-failure brings a huge
>amount of complexity into play.

[Adrian replies]

Can you show an example?  Or better yet, write it and run it in the online 
system [1] ?

                         Cheers,  -- Adrian

                                        [1] INTERNET BUSINESS LOGIC (R)


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