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Re: [ontolog-forum] on a new list of categories

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From: Jon Awbrey <jawbrey@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 15:30:20 -0400
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hi folks,    (02)

incidentally, i started workups on several of peirce's papers at
larry sanger's text outline project (textop) last summer -- this
was just before he back-burnered that site to startup citizendium.    (03)

here's the link to the anchor page on the new list of categories:    (04)

http://www.textop.org/wiki/index.php?title=Peirce%2C_On_a_New_List_of_Categories    (05)

jon awbrey    (06)

richard murphy wrote:
> Pat H, John S & All:
> Following on our conversation here:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2007-06/msg00289.html
> I spent most of my *free* time over the past month carefully reading the
> Peirce manuscript. It's been quite an experience. I've done enough on
> the owl representation to stimulate discussion and hope you, and all
> members of the ontolog forum, will have time to comment on this work in
> progress.
> As I've had time to consider what this ontology can be usd for, in
> addition to formally specifying that part of knowledge defined in the
> manuscript, I suggest a) defining mediation in ontology mapping (manual
> or automated) and b) emergence of structure in complex adaptive systems
> (a stretch goal).
> Over the past month, I've learned this manuscript is a rich subject area
> for ontology specification. There's quite a bit of work to complete the
> ontology and plenty of errors already made on my part. I'm confident
> that establishing a dialog among members of the ontolog forum will
> result in a better work product that what I could create on my own.
> You can find the owl ontology here:
> http://www.rickmurphy.org/categories.owl
> I used SWOOP and Pellet as a reference implementation for developing the
> ontology. For those who are interested in using the reference
> implementation, these tools are available here:
> http://code.google.com/p/swoop/
> http://pellet.owldl.com/
> You'll find the choices made in the specification intend on exercising
> Pellet's Tableaux algorithm. The ontology is currently classified as
> ALCHOF(D). So, once you load the ontology, select Pellet as the reasoner
> and the subsumption hierarchy will be calculated. Without this, the new
> list of categories will look like just that: a list. With it, the
> maximum  depth of the class tree is 4 and it's average branching factor
> is 2.56
> My original intent was to do this same think with the CL/KIF, so while
> discussion starts up around OWL (I hope folks are not at the beach), I
> plan to shift my focus to begin work with SNARK.
> In addition to encouraging broader participation, I hope to encourage
> sustainability in this work, so I've supplemented the ontology with a
> few dublin core tags. Creator (me) and rights (Creative Commons
> attribution). I would welcome adding as a contributor anyone that offers
> advice, modifications, etc.
> Anyway, I'm confident there's some valuable knowledge in the manuscript.
> Hopefully, the ontology can do it justice with some broad participation
> by the experts on the ontolog-forum. I look forward to hearing more from
> ontolog forum members and welcome your comments.
> --
> Best wishes,
> Rick
> email:  rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> web:    http://www.rickmurphy.org
> blog:   http://spout.rickmurphy.org
> cell:   703-201-9129    (07)

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