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Re: [ontolog-forum] What do ontologies have to do with meaning?

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From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 18:42:53 -0700
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Hi Adrian,    (01)

 > ... a very interesting call for workshop papers ...    (02)

Yes, indeed.    (03)

 > is this a suitable topic for an extended discussion on this forum?    (04)

To this question, I guess one should revert back to our forum charter 
(and, in particular, the first of its clauses):    (05)

   "Discuss practical issues and strategies associated with the 
development of both formal and informal ontologies used in business."    (06)

[see: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl#nid011]    (07)

Therefore, in so far as the discussion is focused on the "business" 
domain, it would be appropriate.    (08)

By the way, Bill McCarthy had alerted us earlier (see: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2004-01/msg00093.html) of 
FOIS 2004. Who else, besides Bill is expected to be going to Torino 
this November?    (09)

Thanks for sharing this, Adrian.  -ppy
--    (010)

Internet Business Logic wrote Thu, 03 Jun 2004 19:21:29 -0400:    (011)

> Hi All --
> In case you have not already seen it, there is a very interesting call 
> for workshop papers [1].
> The workshop theme begins:
> "What do ontologies, as used in the semantic web and elsewhere, have to 
> do with meaning? In particular, where do their predicates get their 
> meanings? Semantics, no matter what formalisms are applied to it, is 
> ultimately a cognitive phenomenon: it refers to the meaning that symbols 
> have for human beings. ...."
> This is a question that is also raised at a nuts-and-bolts level in [2], 
> where a technical, implemented answer is attempted.
> Any thoughts or pointers about [1] and/or [2] ?    Peter -- is this a 
> suitable topic for an extended discussion on this forum?
>                                                 Thanks in advance,  -- 
> Adrian
> [1] http://fois2004.di.unito.it/workshops.html
> [2] "Semantic Web Presentation" at www.reengineeringllc.com
>     (012)

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