Dear Pat, (01)
> Just on one point:
> > [MW] Yes, but I repeat what I said to John. Those things that are
> > foundational are unavoidable in practically any domain, and are in
> > 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/
> > ontology is.
> Probably true. In representing the concepts in the Longman defining
> vocabulary, most of the effort goes into specifying social concepts,
> would not be needed in most industrial applications. They get more
> 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)
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