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

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From: John Bottoms <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:59:30 -0500
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I'm uncomfortable with the idea of a "concept". It sounds like an
attempt to sap information from a meaning. Could you explain why a
concept is needed in addition to information that exists in a
meaning. An example would be nice.    (01)

-John    (02)

doug foxvog wrote:    (03)

> The referent for many terms would have to be defined in NL.  And the
> boundary conditions for terms would be hard to define.  Can we formally
> define a cat?  Certainly one could formally define a chair, but each
> ontology to be mapped to would probably have a different definition.  It
> might be nice to describe fuzzy boundaries for concepts.
>     (04)

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