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On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Rich Cooper <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Commercialization, Products and Patents might be good single thread heading,
> Peter. If you agree, I would like to point out the recent patent litigation
> decision which found in favor of David Gelernter, the computer science
> professor who was also into commercializing scientific visions. Here is the
> reference about how he will receive about 10-20 million, bottom line, after
> his litigation team and company receive a 200-600 million dollar judgement
> that Apple has infringed his patent:
> His company, Mirror Worlds, and Gelernter as well are wikiped at:
> Rich Cooper
> Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
> 9 4 9 \ 5 2 5 - 5 7 1 2
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ontolog-forum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
] On Behalf Of Peter Yim
> Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 4:48 PM
> To: doug@xxxxxxxxxx
; Pavithra Kenjige
> Cc: [ontolog-forum]
> Subject: [ontolog-forum] [OT] proper subject line, please [was - Re:
> commercial products]
> Pavithra, Doug and anyone similarly inclined ...
> ... if you are not talking about "commercial products" (which was the
> subject Ferenc Kovacs started this thread on), please modify the
> subject line of the message to something more appropriate, or merely
> start another thread, please.
Suggestion: you might consider to just "forward" the later portion of
> this thread which pertains to your "new subject" and then start that
> as a "new" post with a new (and more appropriate) subject line. That
> way someone who is serious about tracing back to the origins of the
> conversation would be able to do it relatively easily.
> Thanks. =ppy
> On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 3:07 PM, doug foxvog <doug@xxxxxxxxxx
>> On Sat, October 2, 2010 20:21, Pavithra said:
>>> If you try those visual thesaurus product, for each word that I typed
>>> there were at least 8 - 24 meanings or ways of usage..
>>> That just tells me, that most of the words in English language is used
>> It tells me that English words are not good labels for terms in a general
>>> With so many different ways of referencing the same words, the resolution
>>> can get a little tough. May be that is why they should use URI, more so
>>> because URN can be URI too..
>> Words are signs. As you note above, a single word can denote a large
>> number of different things. It would be appropriate for an ontological
>> term for a word to indicate in its name that the term designates a word.
>> It would probably be appropriate to designate the language of a word
>> in the name, as well, so that words that are spelled alike in different
>> languages are not considered to be the same word. E.g., Sin_SpanishWord
>>> URI would give more of a granularity or clarity to the usage of the
>> The usage of words is a different matter. Usage suggests to me properties
>> such as conjugation, declension, tense, restrictions on direct and
>> objects, vowel harmony, gender, and grammatical number. Rules or
>> can be stated to specify such usage.
>> Another matter is the meaning of words. Again, relations are useful to
>> map individual words to each of their meanings. Similarly, in specific
>> contexts other relations can specify preferred words to use for specific
>> For example, Cyc does this as follows
>> in Mt: EnglishLanguageMt.
>> (isa Human-TheEnglishWord Word).
(denotation Bank-TheEnglishWord CountNoun 1 Bank-FinancialInstitution).
>> (denotation Bank-TheEnglishWord CountNoun 2 RiverBank).
>> (denotation Bank-TheEnglishWord CountNoun 3 ...).
>> (denotation Bank-TheEngishWord Verb 1 HavingABankAccount). ...
>> (denotation Bank-TheEngishWord Verb 4 BankingAFire).
>> -- doug foxvog
>> doug foxvog doug@xxxxxxxxxx http://ProgressiveAustin.org
>> "I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great
>> initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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