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Re: [ontolog-forum] Two ontologies that are inconsistent but both needed

To: "Conklin, Don" <don.conklin@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:17:18 -0500
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>I find it curious that the more focused this group is on having a
>logically consistent solution that yields mathematically precise
>answers,    (01)

For the record, I don't think any of us would claim that our 
ontologies give answers this good.    (02)

>  the more I am thinking that a really 'smart' system would tell
>me that with imperfect (and often downright misleading) data that it
>reasons why a particular event occurs when and how it does, and learns
>with each iteration.    (03)

That sounds like the AI dream of heaven. Ontologies are really neat, 
but they aren't miraculous.    (04)

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