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Re: [ontolog-forum] Confusion about 'model'

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From: "Smith, Barry" <phismith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 13:51:36 +0200
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Waclaw says    (01)

You can use any language, of any expressivity, and still do silly
>things.  Constrained expressivity does not mean that what you say about
>the world is necessarily confused -- it is just a model which is much
>more simple than the modeled reality.    (02)

What, I wonder, does he mean by 'it'? Does he mean the language (is 
OWL or any other language intended to be a model of reality)? Or some 
statement or collection of statements in some language? When I say 
'the cat is on the mat' I, for one, am not intending to create a 
model of reality. Rather, I am attempting to say something about 
reality itself (this very cat).
BS      (03)

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