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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology vs OWL implementation

To: "Barker, Sean (UK)" <Sean.Barker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 20:26:35 +0200
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At 9:56 AM +0100 5/1/08, Barker, Sean (UK) wrote:
>This mail is publicly posted to a distribution list as part of a 
>process of public discussion, any automatically generated statements 
>to the contrary non-withstanding. It is the opinion of the author, 
>and does not represent an official company view.
>So, ontology is just data modelling with AI gubbins? So why bother?
>If I might put a different argument, based on Aristotle (or, more 
>exactly, based on my understanding of a modern understanding of 
>Thomas Aquinas on Aristotle).    (01)

OK, I stopped reading at this point. Sorry, but I'm just not 
interested in what Aquinas and Aristotle had to say. They weren't 
doing ontology engineering, they knew nothing whatever about 
'ontology' in the sense used in this forum, and they knew nothing 
about modern logic. So their views are about as relevant to this 
discussion as those of Johan Sebastian Bach.  And in any case, their 
ideas on just about anything that matters were (though of great 
historical importance) profoundly wrong.    (02)

Pat    (03)

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