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To: "Azamat" <abdoul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:33:53 -0500
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>''A common world model'', or a single global ontology, is a necessary and
>sufficient condition of powerful intelligent systems.    (01)

Well, that is wrong both ways round. It is certainly not sufficient: 
an ontology by itself, no matter how global or common or 
all-encompassing, does not DO anything, and intelligence is only 
revealed in activity of some kind. And it is not necessary, since the 
only exemplars we have of intelligence are ourselves - human 
intelligence - and we do not have a single common world model.    (02)

>A fundamental ontology is not a matter of choice or discussion. It is an
>essential constituent of any knowledge, human or machine-understandable, of
>any reasoning, natural or artificial, of any language, natural or formal, of
>any artefacts, physical or intelligent,    (03)

Sorry, but this is nonsense. Reasoning takes place in mathematics, 
for example, without the benefit of a fundamental ontology.    (04)

Pat    (05)

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