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Re: What do the ontologists want

From: tim finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 17:36:16 -0400
Message-ID: <3B01A150.3DD15AAD@cs.umbc.edu>
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
CC: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
pat hayes wrote:
> >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?

I don't know about quotation in general, but my understanding was
that what's called reification in RDF will be what one would use 
to represent a statement and also that an agent has used that same
statement as the content of an INFORM act.  Although this approach
seems natural to me, it's probably not strictly required.
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