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Re: [ontolog-forum] FW: A different approach to ontology

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 20:19:16 -0500
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On May 9, 2008, at 4:58 PM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> A formal ontology is a prerequisite for a formal language
> of any kind.  Many controlled NLs are just versions of logic
> that use the vocabulary and syntax of some natural language.    (01)

This I do not understand, unless perhaps you are building more into  
the notion of a formal language than I do.  What formal ontology is a  
prerequisite of, say, the formal language whose lexicon is {a,b} and  
whose words are {a^{n}b^{n} : n > 0}?    (02)

-chris    (03)

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