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Re: [ontolog-forum] Last Call: OWL 2 and rdf:text primitive datatype

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:31:18 -0400
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Pat and Mike,    (01)

PC> In COSMO I use ‘IntentionalAgent’ to cover sentient animals
 > as well as machines that have decision-making capability.    (02)

MB> We use "Autonomous Thing" to cover the same meaning, though
 > some people questioned what it meant to be truly autonomous,
 > so maybe Intentional is better.    (03)

Linguists use the term 'animate', which includes all animals,
including humans.  I would generalize it to include robots,
angels, and other natural, supernatural, artificial, and
imaginary agents.  That term has the advantage of traditional
usage in linguistics and lexicography.    (04)

John    (05)

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