|From:||Ali Hashemi <ali.hashemi+ontolog@xxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:29:19 -0500|
I don't mean to say that there ought not be a taxonomy or a hierarchy; rather that perhaps too much is energy and attention has been focused on that component of ontologies and particularly, they shine when they are seen as being much more than that. |
Much (if not most) of the semantics of an ontology is contained in the axioms, not the hierarchy.
Pat Hayes wrote:
In practice, there seems to far more unary/binary than anything else, and one can routinely encode an n-ary relation is a conjunction of binary ones.
While true, it seems to create an odd barrier to more natural expressions of an idea. In my mind, such a perspective unduly emphasizes and elevates dyadic and monadic relations, which can affect how a problem or situation is perceived, especially when familiarity with the language of representation is perhaps only a touch more than cursory.
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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