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Re: [ontolog-forum] Axiomatic ontology

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:48:17 -0500
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On Oct 9, 2008, at 4:57 PM, Rob Freeman wrote:
> Chris,
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 3:17 AM, Christopher Menzel  
> <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> More generally, then, the answer to your question "who [better:  
>> what] sez how many relations are enough to provide denotations for  
>> all the relation-naming terms in the language?" is: "The language  
>> and its semantics." And how many relations are needed, for a given  
>> language +semantics, can be determined quite precisely.
> How many are needed for English?    (01)

Good heavens, the question doesn't even make sense.  And even if it  
did, it wouldn't be pertinent to the context of this thread -- which,  
even on your end, has been "ontologies", "systems" and "models" -- or  
to ontolog-forum generally.    (02)

-chris    (03)

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