I agree with you that: (02)
>The underlying concern here is that all of the social communications
>cues are utterly absent in a formal ontology. (03)
But the following: (04)
>It means exactly what it says and only what it says. (05)
Does not make sense without considering (at least a limited) social setting.
The ontology means absolutely nothing if there is no human (or his/her software
surrogate) to interpret it. "Meaning" is a human phenomenon - isn't it?
(Okay: sentient phenomenon - my cat correctly interprets (i.e., derives meaning
from) my actions when I pick up his food dish, but I doubt he's worried about
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