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Re: [ontolog-forum] Foundation ontology, CYC, and Mapping

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From: Rob Freeman <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 10:33:12 +1300
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Pat,    (01)

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Patrick Cassidy <pat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  ...
>   If you think that *every* application that wants to communicate
> accurately with *any* other application could do so by a different tactic
> with that degree of ease, I would certainly be interested in learning how.    (02)

John can answer for himself, but my answer is that the real reason for
not backing a FO is not the cost or the need. The real reason is that
a comprehensive FO is impossible.    (03)

The evidence is that there will always be more than one way of looking
at the world, and generally these ways will be contradictory. This is
an insurmountable problem for a "foundation ontology". Unless you want
it to contradict itself. What is needed is a way to tease apart when
these different ways of looking at the world apply (and a way to
generate them, because the number is probably infinite.)    (04)

-Rob    (05)

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