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Re: [ontolog-forum] A "common basis"

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From: Bill Andersen <andersen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 22:42:35 -0400
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On May 2, 2007, at 21:41 , Kathryn Blackmond Laskey wrote:    (01)

>> ...Who says there is no via media?
> Usually between two diametrically opposed straw-persons shouting
> epithets at each other there is a viable via media.    (02)

Kathy...    (03)

I didn't realize any straw-persons shouting epithets were around,  
unless Pat H is a straw-person.    (04)

You are helping me to make my point  arguing that some class of  
users will find the services delivered to them by ontology-driven  
applications developed according to the Semantic Web vision is close  
to being tautological, assuming that the SW is a way to get computers  
to do things, i.e. that it works at all as a determiner of software  
behavior.  And it certainly is not an argument that some method A of  
ontology development is better than some other method B.    (05)

        .bill    (06)

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