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Re: What do the ontologists want

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 14:33:49 -0500
Message-Id: <v0421010bb72734e91e85@[]>
To: tim finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>
Cc: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
>pat hayes wrote:
> > Can you (or anyone) say why the ability to quote is considered a
> > practical necessity? From where I am standing it seems an arcane and
> > exotic ability, not one that is of central practical
> > importance. What is the practical utility of being able to refer 
>to a predicate,
> > rather than use it?
>We're working on models for representing and reasoning about security,
>authorization, delegation etc and find a need to represent speech
>acts such as one agent's assertion that it delegates a permission to
>another agent.  An agent's obligations and permissions
>can be determined by reasoning from the representation of the security
>policy together with a set of validly signed public speech acts. 
>Our approach is
>to try to use DAML to represent the FIPA communicative acts and associated
>parameters as well as a FIPA compliant content language.

OK, but what utility is quotation in describing speech acts?


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