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Re: [ontolog-forum] to concept or not to concept, is this a question?

To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, paola.dimaio@xxxxxxxxx
From: "Smith, Barry" <phismith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 19:34:34 -0400
Message-id: <20070616233731.MAAT3934.mta11.adelphia.net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 12:17 PM 6/16/2007, you wrote:
>I thought you'd find that paper  a good example :-)
>anyway, I meditated on what Azamat is saying> I think I understand 
>what you have in mind there -
>Azamat is saying that, assuming 'perfect' knowledge representation 
>and semantic notation, we would not need to 'figure out' (conceive, 
>think of ) models of reality
>(why paint the sky?)
>We would simply be able to query our systems, maybe select the 
>entities and a few constraints,and machine could produce a pretty 
>accurate model of reality including inferences and reasoning patterns
>is this what you are thinking?    (01)

incremental steps towards approximating to this, with the steps based 
on empirical evidence of what works -- but I conceive it not as 
building models of reality, but as building representations of 
reality (analogous to scientific theories, rather than to model trains)
BS     (02)

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