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Re: [ontolog-forum] what words mean

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From: Ed Barkmeyer <edbark@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:54:26 -0500
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MattWest wrote:
> Dear John,
> I don't follow this.
>> > Interesting point:  In our work at VivoMind, we have found that
>> > Roget's _Thesaurus_ is more useful than WordNet for representing
>> > emotional terms and value judgments.  Since we use a partial ordering
>> > rather than a tree, we can treat the Roget classifications as the
>> > equivalent of WordNet synsets in a large partial ordering.
> I thought a tree structure was a partial ordering. What do you see as
> the difference between a tree and a partial ordering?    (01)

Every tree (structure) is a partial ordering, but not every partial 
ordering is a tree.  What John meant is that in his model, the partial 
orderings are not restricted to tree structures -- they can be 
generalized lattices with multiple roots.    (02)

-Ed    (03)

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