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From: Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:52:38 +0100
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Pat Hayes wrote:
> We here refer to ontologies as computational artifacts. We engineer 
> them, and invent formalisms to write them in. For us, the ontology/ 
> itself/ describes things that exist. For Lowe, the ontology is the 
> things that are described, not their description. Also for Lowe, there 
> is no such thing as a formalization of an ontology (or if there is, it 
> is incidental, a mere tool to clarify some point), whereas for us, an 
> 'unformalized ontology' is merely a preliminary sketch. For Lowe, the 
> notion of 'ontology engineering' would be incoherent, meaningless. 
> Also, if anyone doubts that the two fields are different, let them 
> just try reading some actual philosophical ontology (see for example 
> the article on ontology in the Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy.)
*the* article on ontology???  was it an intended pun?    (01)

vQ    (02)

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