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Re: [ontolog-forum] Plural taxonomies?

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From: David Eddy <deddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:09:09 -0400
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Doug -    (01)

On Jun 20, 2010, at 12:24 AM, doug foxvog wrote:    (02)

> You misunderstand.  I am referring to internal names of terms  
> (those in the
> ontology).  A user need not know such internal names, much less  
> explicitly
> use them.  Many ontologies and encoding systems, e.g. GeoNames, use  
> names
> that are strings of digits or mostly digits.  Users need not remember
> 16-digit strings.    (03)

Oops!    (04)

Sorry about that... I was bringing my own context to the table &  
ignoring yours.  I was focused on the "external" names.    (05)

For internal names/identifiers I strongly favor meaningless numbers/ 
strings that humans will not attempt to read meaning in to.    (06)

Hence one could have: Term X, context A = meaning A, context B =  
meaning B, etc.    (07)

David Eddy
deddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx    (08)

781-455-0949    (09)

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