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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology similarity and accurate communication

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Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 22:47:00 -0000
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Dear John,    (01)

Just one point to pick up on.    (02)

> MW> I agree that there are some abstract concepts. But they are
>  > relatively few (tens rather than hundreds in an ontology of
>  > tens of thousands).
> Yes, but those very few concepts may have an enormous number of
> implications.  Otherwise, they wouldn't be in the upper level.    (03)

MW: Not what I have seen, I see small number of important things,
but they are inherited by a lot of stuff, and thus support consistency.
>     (04)

Regards    (05)

Matthew West
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