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

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 19:51:35 -0500
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On May 30, 2008, at 9:59 AM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> Ed and Len,
> Before commenting on your comments, I'd like to mention one of Doug  
> Lenat's anecdotes. Whenever he interviews job applicants at Cyc, he  
> asks them to take a short test with a few English sentences to be  
> translated to first-order logic.
> The person Doug was interviewing happened to be a professor of  
> logic, and Doug apologized for giving him such an elementary  
> exercise. But the professor flunked.    (01)

Sorry, I don't buy it.  I suspect, if there's any truth to the  
anecdote at all, that "professor of logic" worked its way into the  
story for dramatic effect and that the interviewee was really a  
philosophy PhD who had taught a couple of intro logic classes.  Now  
*that* I could believe.    (02)

-chris    (03)

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