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

To: Matthew West <dr.matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "'[ontolog-forum] '" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Ed Barkmeyer <edbark@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:35:36 -0500
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Matthew West wrote:    (01)

> [MW] I can help here. This is the classical mereological whole part
> relation.     (02)

Good.  That is a definition.  My recollection is that 'classical 
mereology' is based on a common set of axioms (4) and then certain 
additional axioms that are optional and define sub-concepts.    (03)

And to Rich Cooper:
> [MW] But you don't know what the concepts actually mean until you have the
> axioms...    (04)

That was precisely my point.  The token 'wholePart' means nothing.    (05)

-Ed    (06)

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