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Re: [ontolog-forum] Data Models v. Ontologies (again)

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From: "Len Yabloko" <lenya@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 14:37:13 +0000
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Sean-    (01)

You wrote:
>The claim for ontologies seems to be that given ontologies OA and OB,
the transformation T[AB]can be <i>automatically</i> constructed.     (02)

That is *one* of claims. The other claim (that seems more fundamental to me) is 
that ontologies can provide "common ground" for logical inferences minimizing 
need for data exchange and thus translation effort.     (03)

-Len     (04)

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