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Re: [ontolog-forum] International Alliance for Interoperability

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:49:04 -0500
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On Mar 13, 2009, at 12:32 PM, Christopher Menzel wrote:
> On Mar 12, 2009, at 7:43 PM, Richard H. McCullough wrote:
>> Chris
>> I find it very interesting that you use the term "high-level".
>> Speaking from the usual context of computer programming languages,
>> mKR is a very high-level language, and RDF is a low-level assembly
>> language.
> Neither OWL nor RDF is a programming language, so saying either one is
> "high-level" in the programming language sense is a category  
> mistake; ...    (01)

The point applies either way, but obviously in the context here I  
should have said "low-level".    (02)

> ... it makes no more sense than saying they are green or emotionally
> unstable.  "High-level" in the context of ontology languages refers to
> the level of abstraction of a language's primitive constructs -- the
> higher the level, the more general the language and hence (typically)
> the fewer its primitives.    (03)

-chris    (04)

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