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Re: [ontolog-forum] Current Semantic Web Layer pizza (was ckae)

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From: Fabian Neuhaus <fabian.neuhaus@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 15:10:33 -0400
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I just got around to read the responses to my last mail; and I am little 
surprised.    (01)

My goal was just to explain to Sean how "semantics" and "pragmatics" 
have been defined originally and I also warned him that the boundary 
often is drawn differently, including what I called 'garbage can 
definition'.    (02)

Of course there are many ways of dividing the study of languages, and 
many of them have been proposed by philosophers and linguists. One 
reason for the confusion surrounding the terms "semantics" and 
"pragmatics" is that they have been linked to different proposals. I 
certainly did not intend to claim that any of the distinctions that 
mentioned in my email is particularly useful. If it was up to me I'd 
trash the terms and replace the distinction with something better (maybe 
inspired from CSP). However, to paraphrase the great American 
philosopher DR:    (03)

"As you know, you communicate with the terms you have, not the terms you 
might want or wish to have at a later time."    (04)

Thus, for now we are stuck with "semantics", and as long as the W3 
consortium pushes for the 'semantic web', the word is not going to go away.    (05)

Fabian    (06)

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