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Re: [ontolog-forum] Editor COE view of a new list of categories

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 09:42:22 -0400
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Gary,    (01)

In what way "humbling"?    (02)

 > Pretty enlightening and humbling to see the categories
 > in this understandable graphic.    (03)

OWL is a very simple language, which just represents triples.
The elements of those triples may be uninterpreted strings or
pointers to combinations of triples that ultimately reduce to
uninterpreted strings.    (04)

In choosing OWL (and many other languages), people are following
a time-honored principle that has dominated the choice of computer
languages and systems for the past 50 years:    (05)

    If you have a problem that you don't fully understand,
    choose a system that you don't fully understand and
    hope that it will magically solve the problem.    (06)

This is called a "hope-based approach".  It is the foundation
for many projects, which I shall not name.    (07)

John    (08)

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