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From: "Cassidy, Patrick J." <pcassidy@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 12:40:37 -0400
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   More information needed:
(1) who are the "ontology police" and do you know where they can be
contacted?    (01)

(2) how have "most people" come to realize that a common foundation
ontology is a "dead end"?
  I don't recall seeing studies to that effect.    (02)

Pat    (03)

> The "ontology police" want to legislate that we build and then 
> conform OTEAO (Ontology to End All Ontologies), and if it isn't in 
> ONTEO, you are not allowed to say it.  Like all caricatures, this one    (04)

> has a basis in reality. There are some, unfortunately, who come all 
> too close to fitting the caricature.  But most people I talk to have 
> realized by now that this is a dead end -- it is a recipe for failure    (05)

> rather than a prerequisite to success, except in very limited and 
> highly constrained problems.
>     (06)

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