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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology, Information Models and the 'Real World':

To: Waclaw Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ontolog Forum <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 18:40:08 -0500
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>>>(dead osama)
>>>"asserts that Osama-Bin-Laden simply has a property, without any
>>>qualification as to time or circumstances"
>>But that way of phrasing it is misleading, since it suggests that 
>>having a property is something that CAN be qualified by time or 
>>circumstance.  IKL does not admit that notion of qualification as a 
>>logically meaningful kind of expression. This sentence in IKL means 
>>simply that osama has a property.
>This is your way of phrasing it.  Live from IKL guide.    (01)

Ouch, got me.    (02)

OK, I guess this is a living example of your thesis that sentences in 
natural language must be understood in a context. I will be OK with 
agreeing to this in principle (and the concomitant need to specify 
the context when relating English to a formalism which is claimed to 
capture its meaning.)    (03)

Pat    (04)

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