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Re: [ontolog-forum] objects and processes

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From: "Smith, Barry" <phismith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:18:05 -0600
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At 12:12 PM 6/11/2007, you wrote:
>Charles D Turnitsa wrote:
> > The distinction I came up with (that seems to work pretty well,
> > heuristically) is the distinction between an object and a process.
> > ... the difference is this
> > - an object is something that exists that has a continuing identity.
> > A process is something that occurs that provides change to objects.
>In my philosophy:
>    An Event occurs, but is usually considered to be evanescent, although its
>effects may well not be.  But a Process is almost always temporally 
>over some period of time, and in particular over the time of a query over the
>relevant knowledge base.    (01)

Can you give a few concrete examples of each?    (02)

>   Further, a static Relationship may be as continuant
>as the participating object.    (03)

There are occurrent relations (kicks, kisses) and continuant 
relations (hates, loves).    (04)

BS     (05)

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