On just one point:
(B> Pavithra wrote
(B> > ...
(B> > I agree, that in Classes, one has to define the attribute as "Name"
(B> and specify it as a character string which can have a value "Kermit"!
(B[Doug Foxvog]: > I prefer John Sowa's distinction, in which the name is not
(B> string, but something that has a character string as a spelling.
(BYes, names are subtler than they appear at first. The Ontology Works base
(Bontology had an elaborate system to distinguish 'Identifiers" from the
(Bvarious strings that represent them. Things one has to distinguish are the
(Boriginal name in the original language, its written form (if any) in the
(Boriginal language, its original pronunciation, any alternative script
(Btransliterations, language changes ("Morningstar" for "Morgenstern"), and of
(Bcourse name changes, aliases, cognomens, nicknames, abbreviations, etc. And
(Bthen there are odd adaptations: in Chinese, the word for San Francisco is "
$B5l6b;3!I(B (Jiu Jin Shan), which translates as "Old Gold Mountain". And
(Bthere are things used as an effort at unique identifiers, such as Social
(BSecurity Number, email address, telephone number, Employee Identification
(BNumber, etc. Lots of fun trying to represent and relate all of them.
(B And does anyone know how the string "Georgia" came to be applied to the
(Bcountry "Gruzya" (another transliteration)?
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