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Re: [ontolog-forum] Curation view of Ontologies

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From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:11:38 -0500
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At 12:20 AM -0400 6/23/08, John F. Sowa wrote:
>Pat and Ken,
>Ranganathan's system is not an ontology, since it does not
>contain any axioms.  But it is a very detailed, flexible,
>and extensible classification system.    (01)

It also comes with a huge and rather idiosyncratic apparatus of 
'canons' and 'postulates' to explain how to use it and 'planes' and 
'rounds' to explain its structure, and it appeals to some strange 
analogies, such as counting both furniture design and neurophysiology 
as kinds of 'personality'.    (02)

For a respectful but occasionally critical, and readable account, see    (03)

http://iainstitute.org/pg/a_simplified_model_for_facet_analysis.php    (04)

Pat Hayes    (05)

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