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Re: [ontolog-forum] An Ultra High Level Ontology

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From: Ed Barkmeyer <edbark@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:56:54 -0500
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Rich Cooper wrote:
> Adding Ian's extra category:
>       -wholePart (individual,individual)
> to my previous email suggesting an ultra high level ontology basis,
> see the modified ontology below.      (01)

Does anyone know what wholePart means?    (02)

As I recall, some published paper on Whole-Part relationships identified 
22 possible axioms (although many of them require a 4D universe to have 
meaning).  So wholePart is a category of relations that have exactly 
which axioms in common?  Are they all antisymmetric? are they all 
transitive?  are they 'perdurant'?  Etc.    (03)

I don't doubt that the specification at least tries to define these 
things carefully.  I do doubt that its definitions are axiomatic.  But 
we are ill-advised to judge anything from a list of indented terms.    (04)

(And Ian must be careful how much he publishes to this group, because 
such publication has the potential for violation of ISO copyright.)    (05)

-Ed    (06)

Edward J. Barkmeyer                        Email: edbark@xxxxxxxx
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Manufacturing Systems Integration Division
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"The opinions expressed above do not reflect consensus of NIST,
  and have not been reviewed by any Government authority."    (08)

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