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Re: [ontolog-forum] Role of definitions (Remember the poor human)

To: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Kathryn Blackmond Laskey <klaskey@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 18:53:48 -0500
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>How would you suggest that probabilities be used in conjunction
>with ontologies?    (01)

I think ontologies ought to be allowed to contain probabilistic 
statements. I think there is a need for ontology languages rich 
enough to express type hierarchies and relational statements and 
coherent probability distributions for attributes and relations among 
entities.    (02)

I know that's a minority view.  I know some people think 
probabilities are fine, but they don't belong in the ontology because 
probabilistic statement are somehow less fundamental than "real" 
ontological axioms.  I don't agree.    (03)

Kathy    (04)

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