I do not disagree with you but I would like to see a document that
describes how a better result could actually be obtained. (01)
At the level of detail of the current argument, both sides have said
everything that they can.
Both sides are not budging and it does not seem to be very fruitful,
plowing the same things over and over.
It is time for the proponents to add some details and for the opponents
to raise issue with the details. (02)
Perhaps the project will evolve to including Lenat but without more
details it is hard to know how that would work and what would have to be
fixed, if Cyc was available. (03)
My hope for a project of this size would be to get some tools and
training built so that ontologies are easier to construct and are easier
to use for practical purposes. (04)
John F. Sowa wrote:
> Dream on!
> RW> $30,000,000 for 100 people is $300,000 per person,
> > so the project runs for a few years.
> The major complaint about Cyc is that the full Cyc with all the
> axioms is proprietary. But I'm sure that for much, much less
> than $30 million, Lenat & Co. would be delighted to transfer
> the full Cyc ontology + axioms + tools into free open source.
> As a result, you would get a very large ontology to work with
> very quickly plus a lot of useful tools.
> (That would not mean that Cycorp would go out of business,
> because their consulting business would skyrocket, and that
> sudden influx of cash would enable them to hire more people
> to develop new stuff, which they could charge money for.)
> I'm sure that people who criticize Cyc might think that they
> could develop something better than Cyc. Perhaps. But there's
> no guarantee that it would be better, it might be worse, and it
> would certainly take a lot more time.
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