At the risk of dragging this thread out, could you please
elaborate (in a few sentences) what your understanding of “Context”
I think everyone’s agreed that context is essential, but I
think you have to agree with the others that “context” is a term
with very many senses. It covers concepts ranging from simple whole-part
predicates, through social construction to illocutionary force and deontic
logic (don’t ask me what all those big words mean, I just hear Partridge
say them a lot, and like so sound clever myself from time to time). Although you
sometimes have to live with woolly, not-completely-analysed concepts in an
ontology, I think “context” is way over in the woolly corner and
needs some disambiguation, deconfliction and deconstruction (and probably some
other words beginning with “d”) before it can live in anyone’s
[mailto:ontolog-forum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard H.
Sent: 28 May 2009 20:16
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Past, Present, and Future of Ontology
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"Christopher Menzel" <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
>> #### I grant that you are a great scholar, John.
>> #### But can't you put aside your academic bias
> Be careful. "academic bias" is a favorite epithet among
> world over, who blame their lack of acceptance within the academic
> community on prejudice (or envy, or the desire for power, or...)
> rather than any shortcomings in their work. I'm supposing you
> want to be considered among their company.
>> #### long enough to consider whether I am right or not?
> It is *because* John is a scholar with a vast knowledge of the
> of AI and KR that it is so obvious to him why your work does not
> to measure up to the standards of the field. What *you* need to do
> set "put aside" the idea that you have single-handedly solved
> vexing problems of AI and KR and follow John's advice: Do your homework.
do not doubt John's knowledge.
fact is, he never addresses my ideas.
"cops out" by telling me to do my homework.
do not do my homework,
is an obvious non sequitur.
what I am calling "academic bias".
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