|From:||Ali Hashemi <ali.hashemi+ontolog@xxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 26 Feb 2009 17:07:54 -0500|
Thank you all for taking the time to respond.|
I will write a more comprehensive email outlining my take on this next week (after having gone through the dozen or so papers i've now collected.)
My immediate impressions are however, that this is largely a philosophical issue which would bleed over into business / engineering only if people insist that their representations are uniquely correct in reflecting reality. I have difficulty understanding such a point of view, since (in ontologies) any and all of our mutually accessible and articulable intuitions about the word are necessarily mediated through some language. Seemingly, said language would allow different ways of expressing the same idea, or different parts of the same ideas.
I can live with the fact that one person ascribes to a 4-D world, while another finds a 3-D world to be useful in reasoning about some domain from some perspective. The key is to get at the stances which inform the perspectives and to then generate useful mapping axioms. Easier said than done? :P
Anyhow, that's all for now.
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 3:54 AM, Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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