[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [ontolog-forum] On fruitfulness. Was: Re: Time representation

To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Duane Nickull <dnickull@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 08:03:05 -0800
Message-id: <C3BF4839.BC26%dnickull@xxxxxxxxx>
+1    (01)

duane    (02)

On 1/25/08 7:50 AM, "Pat Hayes" <phayes@xxxxxxx> wrote:    (03)

> I submit that for us to engage in a debate about the meaning of
> fruitfulness is not fruitful. Unlike 'context', 'fruitful' is not a
> word that has ever, AFAIK, previously occurred anywhere in this forum
> or in any discussion of ontology engineering. Surely we have enough
> problems without allowing ourselves to be diverted into an endless
> meta-meta-meta-debate about some concept of dubious provenance (its
> use in the philosophy of science appears, from a rapid and
> superficial scan, to be restricted to postmodernists - but if Im
> wrong, I don't want to know about it) and even more dubious utility.
> If 'fruitfulness' starts to appear in lists of requirements then its
> time give up ontology engineering and start writing poetry.
> Pat Hayes    (04)

"Speaking only for myself"
Senior Technical Evangelist - Adobe Systems, Inc.
Blog - http://technoracle.blogspot.com
Community Music - http://www.mix2r.com
My Band - http://www.myspace.com/22ndcentury
Adobe MAX 2008 - http://technoracle.blogspot.com/2007/08/adobe-max-2008.html
**********************************************************************    (05)

Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/  
Subscribe/Config: http://ontolog.cim3.net/mailman/listinfo/ontolog-forum/  
Unsubscribe: mailto:ontolog-forum-leave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/ 
To Post: mailto:ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (06)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>