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Re: [ontolog-forum] Re: Semantics

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From: Duane Nickull <dnickull@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 15:56:22 -0700
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Adrian:    (01)

Thank you for this feedback.  I had a thought strike me whilst reading.  
Please forgive the naive nature of this question.    (02)

Is it true that a formal ontology is a circular reference pattern, 
albeit a very indirect, complicated and very large one?  Does any 
definition assume the knowledge of other axioms in a model, that 
themselves may be dependent upon the definition one is trying to clarify?     (03)

This is probably a newbie question answered in Ontology 101.    (04)

Duane    (05)

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