|From:||"Adrian Walker" <adriandwalker@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Sat, 18 Aug 2007 16:04:52 -0400|
Hi Mathew --|
AW: There seems to be a tension. On the one hand, a useful ontology is supposed to be "right", in the sense that it will not be necessary or desirable to change it much.
MW: I would express this as being "not wrong" rather than "right". By which I mean that it is (generally) a bigger problem if an ontology contains a statement that is incorrect, than that it omits one that is correct.
AW: Interesting. How would one zoom in on "bigger" ? Something like the following?
An incorrect entry could cause unwanted interoperations that could be hard to detect. A missing entry could block interoperation that is supposed to happen.
But there is surely more to it than that? Particularly if any of the reasoning is nonmonotonic, so as to reverse the above.
Cheers, -- Adrian
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