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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontological Means for Systems Engineering

To: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Schiffel, Jeffrey A" <jeffrey.a.schiffel@xxxxxxxxxx>
From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 22:32:22 -0600
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On Jan 23, 2009, at 2:25 PM, Schiffel, Jeffrey A wrote:

A system is smaller than the world. A system of systems is still very small compared to the world. They each have a known number of interacting parts. But the nature of the interactions is perhaps limits how ontologies in the usual sense can be used. The limitation is that ontologies are based in discrete mathematics.

???  No they aren't. Where did you get this odd notion from? 


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