re John's comment on #1 - especially as you must then give unique names to
the names, and then... (01)
Godfrey Rust (02)
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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Practical onomastics... (03)
> On 5/20/2010 11:54 AM, Ed Barkmeyer wrote:
>> I agree with Doug on almost all points below. (I should, since
>> I said many of the same things.)
> I also agree with most of the comments on this thread, and I'd like
> to make some observations:
> 1. There is no such thing as an ideal naming convention that can
> be systematically applied to anything and everything.
> 2. Every naming convention is context dependent, although some
> contexts are larger than others.
> 3. Every convention proposed as a globally unique naming
> convention has been modified many times over and eventually
> accepted as yet another context-dependent convention.
> The proof of point #1 is simple: the number of bits required to
> assign a unique name to everything in the universe would require
> an even larger universe to store the names. Therefore, most
> things in our universe cannot be assigned unique names that
> can be stored in our universe.
> John Sowa
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