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Re: [ontolog-forum] Semantic Web shortcomings [was Re:ANN: GoodRelations

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From: "Christopher Spottiswoode" <cms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 03:37:02 +0200
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Ed,    (01)

> Eswaran Subrahmanian observed that by the time you have finished
> formulating the complete ontology for a domain, you will have to 
> begin
> again to repair the ontology to match the changes in the accepted 
> wisdom
> since you began developing the formulation, and then you can deal 
> with
> the changes in the domains it touches on.
> The problem seems to lie in two areas:
>  - How much axiomatization is enough to be 'widely useful'?
>  - Useful to whom?    (02)

Useful to those active in the domain you spoke of, of course.    (03)

And there are usually many subdomains in any domain, thus 
sub-ontologies in any larger one, each one focussing on the essence of 
the subdomain it targets.  Nothing really difficult at all, as long as 
modularity - that age-old strategy of "divide and conquer" - is fully 
embraced (architecture permitting...), and the fine granularity of 
human activities (workflow, enjoying, living, learning, etc) is taken 
up appropriately.    (04)

The big problem arises if one ever tries to be "complete" about 
anything.    (05)

Christopher     (06)

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