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Re: [ontolog-forum] Five challenges for "semantics" beyond Knowledge Rep

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From: "Lars Ludwig" <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 04:31:43 +0200
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Dear Phil,     (01)

Just a small comment below.     (02)

> Semantic Web must be computable." More specifically, we are talking
> about information on which "logic-based reasoners" can operate.    (03)

It might well be that for many purposes it would totally suffice if a
'semantic' / well-structured information source could be searched by a more
or less classical/statistical search engine (delivering relevant/statement
ranked entities and their interconnections, for example). A central
advantage of using ontologies - in knowledge management at least - seems to
me to be able to de-serialize and better interlink thoughts thus allowing us
to overcome the limitations in knowledge representation / retrieval of
serialized-natural-language documents, - by use of a controlled, but
expressive language. Often, the benefit is in the (efficiently delivered and
intelligently collected) information itself, and not at all in computing
inferences of new information.     (04)

An important question to ask: How can I express myself without having to
annotate documents (i.e., do work twice). What's missing in the Semantic Web
vision is a semantic word editor allowing for thought-accompanying
notations.    (05)

Kind regards,     (06)

Lars Ludwig
artificialmemory.net    (07)

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