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Re: [ontolog-forum] Model or Reality (was: Current Semantic Web Layer Ca

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 10:48:22 -0500
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On Aug 6, 2007, at 9:53 AM, Andreas Tolk wrote:
>> Chris Menzel:
>> "Its only when we ground the semantics of the data in the  
>> behaviour of
>> the application/organization that we have any hope of success, and  
>> then
>> only after a long and painful process of testing."
>> Sean Baker
>> The point being that the terms of the definition need to be linked to
>> real behaviour, and not to an interpretation of a model, since the
>> objective of the exchange is always to get the organizations to work
>> together, not to get the computers to agree that they could work
>> together because they have compatible models.
> While I agree philosophically with Sean, the practical reality  
> reflects
> Chris's viewpoint.    (01)

Actually, the view you attribute to me in your insightful post is  
*also* Sean's. Apparently he's got both the philosophical and the  
practical covered. :-)    (02)

-chris    (03)

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