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Re: [ontolog-forum] Semantic Enterprise Architecture - Interoperability?

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 18:04:28 -0400
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David and Doug,    (01)

DF>> a Semantic Web needs ontologies of terms with fixed meanings    (02)

DE> Is this saying that a term (word, phrase, acronym, abbreviation,
> whatever) can only have a single meaning?    (03)

We must always distinguish the names of relations and instances
in any formal language from the words in any natural language
that is being mapped to that formal language.    (04)

DF used the word 'term' for the symbols in some formal language.
Those symbols should have unique definitions.    (05)

DE was talking about the words used in some NL that is being
mapped to the symbols of some formal language.    (06)

The names used in the formalism should never be identified
with the words in the NL -- even when their spelling happens
to be similar.    (07)

John    (08)

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