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Re: [ontolog-forum] Guo's word senses and Foundational Ontologies

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From: Matthew West <dr.matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 12:02:32 +0100
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Dear Pat,    (01)

> Just on one point:
> > [MW] Yes, but I repeat what I said to John. Those things that are
> truly
> > foundational are unavoidable in practically any domain, and are in
> any
> > case quite small.
> Yes, I suspect the same.
> > I rather think the mileage is in filtering out domains and
> > parts of domains that are not of interest to the problem at hand. But
> > maybe we have slightly different ideas of what an upper ontology/
> foundation
> > ontology is.
> >
> Probably true.  In representing the concepts in the Longman defining
> vocabulary, most of the effort goes into specifying social concepts,
> which
> would not be needed in most industrial applications.  They get more
> useful
> for things like law.    (02)

[MW] Well contracts and agreements and organizations are found in industry
as well, but generally not criminal law.    (03)

I would expect to find a basic ontology of intentionally constructed objects
in an upper ontology, but I would see law itself as a domain and possibly
many other social concepts as domains, just as engineering is.    (04)

Regards    (05)

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