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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology and methodology

To: Duane Nickull <dnickull@xxxxxxxxx>
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From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 15:17:22 -0500
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>On 3/20/07 10:58 AM, "Cassidy, Patrick J." <pcassidy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>  Pat Hayes raised several issues I think are worth further discussion,
>>  but I would like to focus on 2 of them:
>>    (1) Hasn't building a common foundation ontology already been tried?
>DN: I believe both SUMO and DOLCE qualify here, yes?    (01)

SUMO, but not DOLCE. I would describe DOLCE as a framework rather 
than an ontology. But given PatC's further explanation, I concede 
that what he is talking about has never been achieved. An 'upper' 
ontology isn't the same thing as a basic set of concepts out of which 
you can define all others. That is much more ambitious.    (02)

>  If by foundation, you
>mean the expression of first order logic.    (03)

No, I meant it in PatC's sense.    (04)

>SUMO has got to be my most
>favorite work in the ontology field I have seen to date.    (05)

I have to admit it is a lot better than I thought it was going to be :-)    (06)

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