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

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From: paola.dimaio@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:24:19 +0100
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on a side note

where do you think cabbages belong

It kind of grows but does not communicate explicitly but maybe has some inherent meaning


is there a fuzzyness about this


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:31 PM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Pat and Mike,

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

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.

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.


Paola Di Maio,

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