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Re: [ontolog-forum] [STI-community] FINAL CALL: charting the futureof se

To: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:06:22 -0700
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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>    (01)

> Dick,
> That's the point we have been trying to get across:  Some parts
> of the problem are impossible to specify, and other parts are
> very easy.  What we recommend is that you should ignore the
> impossible parts, and do the easy parts.
> RHM> You can get me started in the right direction by explaining
> > how a computer programmer can map "John F. Sowa" to reality.
> > Next, how a computer programmer can map "human" to reality.
> > Next, how a computer programmer can map "John F. Sowa is a human."
> > to reality.
> We originally suggested that you take Tarski as an example, but he
> doesn't even say anything specific about natural languages.  However,
> William of Ockham goes into great detail.  And that is why I recommend
> that you start with Ockham.
> Instead, Aristotle, Augustine, Ockham, and all modern logicians
> and linguists talk about words and other signs that we can see,
> hear, analyze, and relate.
> If you continue reading Ockham, he'll answer your question --
> but his examples are 'Socrates' and 'man' (or 'Sortes' and 'homo'
> in Latin). .)
> John    (02)

I read all of Ockham, Part I.
I did not find the answer to any of my three questions.    (03)

Dick McCullough
http://mkrmke.org    (04)

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