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Re: [ontolog-forum] The Open Group SOA Ontology

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:37:46 EST
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I endorse Azamat's questions:    (01)

AA> ... how should one take this basic definition: "a service
> is a logical representation of a repeatable business activity
> that has a specified outcome."  Why is its genus "a logical
> representation"?    (02)

If I need some service, I want somebody or something to do
something.  I don't want a statement in logic (unless my
request happened to be for a copy of some formula).    (03)

AA> ... Again, why is its differentia chosen as "a repeatable
> business activity that has a specified outcome".    (04)

Why must a service be repeatable?  Many needs are unique.
And why must it be a business activity?    (05)

What does it mean for the outcome to be "specified"?
Does that mean "specified in advance"?  But what about
emergency services that respond to unpredictable events?    (06)

John Sowa    (07)

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