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Re: [ontolog-forum] {Disarmed} Reality and Truth

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 09:35:53 -0400
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Bill,    (01)

I certainly agree:    (02)

BA> it's hardly the case that any foundational ontology work
 > ... is receiving a "dominating" level of funding.  Judging
 > by the number of  paper submissions to conferences with
 > the letter "SW" in their name, there is robust funding for
 > practically *any* semantic-web related activity.  But don't
 > confuse the latter with the former.    (03)

Something similar happened when computer science became
an established academic field.  Many people pointed to
the increasing number of students who were studying formal
methods in comp. sci. (or informatics).    (04)

Unfortunately, the increase in students majoring in comp. sci.
was accompanied by an even greater *decrease* in students
majoring in mathematics.    (05)

John    (06)

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