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Re: [ontolog-forum] Model or Reality

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From: Kathryn Blackmond Laskey <klaskey@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 08:23:08 -0400
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>[CM] ... semantics is entirely distinct from
>  > epistemology.  Indeed, by my admittedly dim lights, epistemology --
>>  the philosophical analysis of knowledge -- is of at best marginal
>  > relevance to ontological engineering.    (01)

[KL] I couldn't disagree more.  How do you know what you are calling 
knowledge really is knowledge?  Have you thought about how the 
systems that make use of this so-called "knowledge" are going to 
behave when they encounter situations (as they most assuredly will) 
in which this "knowledge" turns out to be wrong in  task-relevant 
ways?    (02)

>[CP] when one examines
>operational systems (systems that do things) one finds that the deontic and
>epistemic elements are key to successful operation - so an implementation
>process needs to take account of them.    (03)

[KL] +1    (04)

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