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

To: Kathryn Blackmond Laskey <klaskey@xxxxxxx>, "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Conklin, Don" <don.conklin@xxxxxxxx>, "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 09:38:05 EST
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That is certainly true:    (01)

>[KL]  For the record, "logically correct solution that yields 
>mathematically precise answers" does not equate with "good."  A 
>logically correct, mathematically precise answer can be AWFUL if it 
>is answers the wrong question.  An imprecise answer from a system 
>riddled with inconsistency can be WONDERFUL if it is a close enough 
>approximation to the answer to the right question.    (02)

A comment that has been attributed to Lord Kelvin:    (03)

   Better a rough answer to the right question
   than an exact answer to the wrong question.    (04)

John Sowa    (05)

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