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Re: [ontolog-forum] Time representation

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:13:28 -0500
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Duane,    (01)

That's a cultural dimension of variation on top of the
domain dependence:    (02)

 > In Vancouver, when we say noon, we really mean anytime between
 > 12:10 and 12:45.  No one arrives right at noon in my circle
 > of friends except for my German wife.    (03)

But German universities traditionally allowed professors
the "akademische Viertelstunde" (academic quarter hour).    (04)

So it's not possible to factor out separate domain and
cultural components of variation.    (05)

John    (06)

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