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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: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:26:02 -0400
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Randall,    (01)

That summarizes the fundamental issues that any engineering project
must address:    (02)

 > Nothing's simple, is it?    (03)

Every ontology, knowledge representation, or statement of any kind
is an abstraction from the full complexities of the world for a
particular purpose.    (04)

Such abstractions are essential for focusing on the particular
matter at the center of attention.  But incompatibilities and
potential contradictions arise when different statements,
representations, or ontologies must be related to one another.
Each one might be adequate for its purpose, but their conjunction
is frequently inconsistent and impossible to integrate without
major surgery.    (05)

John    (06)

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