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Re: [ontolog-forum] An Ultra High Level Ontology - ISO15926 & Fly in the

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From: Matthew West <dr.matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:07:29 -0000
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Dear Ian,    (01)

> We'd need confirmation from Matthew, but I think ISO15926 pretty much
> has
> this upper structure also.    (02)

[MW] It is sufficiently similar that I am not over concerned about the
differences, although we would have to decide what to do about numbers and
possible worlds.
> We (Matthew, Chris and I) use this extensional approach because we're
> in the
> dirty business of data integration - we have to deal with real stuff in
> transactional systems. If you're more interested in loftier pursuit of
> machine reasoning, doing all that extensional analysis donkey-work
> isn't
> going to provide quite the same return on investment. Hence, being
> forced to
> use an extensional UHLO (catchy !) is going cause you work you probably
> don't need to do.    (03)

[MW] Well actually I would argue the reverse true. Because you get down and
dirty, you actually do make progress, rather than running round in circles
chasing different peoples intuitions.    (04)

Regards    (05)

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