I agree that I'm not in charge of determining relevance. I was offering
my opinion. (01)
At 11:11 PM 6/13/2004 -0700, Kurt Conrad wrote:
>I don't recall the meeting where we assigned Adam the task of deciding
>what topics are relevant to this forum.
>1) If a topic generates discussion, that seems to be prima facie evidence
>of relevance. I found the exchanges to be both very interesting and (from
>my admittedly biased position) quite useful.
>2) Our charter defined the scope of this forum using the phrase
>"ontologies used in business".
>Until all business is done entirely by machines and we are all hopelessly
>unemployed, I expect that business will have to continue to rely on agents
>that learn from experience (regardless of whether or how well they
>Speaking from my own, personal experience, I have trained a number of the
>agents that I have worked with _not_ to communicate with me, directly,
>demonstrating an interesting ontological mix of both learning and lack of
>communication. I have also found that the most critical business issues
>routinely involve ontological breakdowns that occur well outside of
>communication, formalization, and even automation.
>Mike, please don't hesitate to post any questions to this forum, including
>(or even, especially) those that deal with "non-communication
>semantics". I believe that a better shared understanding of literal
>meaning, true meaning, and a variety of other types of meaning can only
>help businesses, and all other forms of human organization, to operate
>/s/ kwc 2004.06.13 23:11
>At 2004.06.09 13:58, Mike Brenner:
>>Okay, I'll not post non-communication semantics questions
>>to "ontolog" any more.
>>Adam Pease wrote:
>> > Mike,
>> > In your original post you commented:
>> > "Thus, I don't see meaning as related to conceptual forms in the mind of
>> > the reader, but rather to physical forms which are the context in
>> which the
>> > communication takes place."
>> > Are you now addressing agents which don't communicate, and somehow
>> learn an
>> > ontology from experiences? If so, then that doesn't seem relevant to this
>> > forum.
>> > Adam
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