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Re: [ontolog-forum] using SKOS for controlled values for controlled voca

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Cc: Yorick Wilks <Yorick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Graeme Hirst <gh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 06:41:10 -0400
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John,    (01)

On Sun, 2010-10-10 at 23:38 -0400, John F. Sowa wrote:    (02)

The Graeme Hirst article (or a version of it) is online at:    (03)

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=    (04)

> Since I talk about Wittgenstein in that article, I'd also like
> to quote Graeme Hirst, with whom I also agree:
>     "The solution to any problem in artificial intelligence (AI)
>     may be found in the writings of Wittgenstein, though the details
>     of the implementation are sometimes rather sketchy."
>     G. Hirst (2000) Context as a spurious concept, in Conference
>     on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics,
>     Mexico City, pp. 273-287.
> For anybody who has read my article, I'd add the following point:
> each term that might be represented in SKOS could be used in an
> open-ended number of Wittgensteinian Satzsysteme or Sprachspiele,
> each of which could be formalized by a different ontology in the
> infinite lattice.  One might use OWL to formalize those theories,
> but I would recommend a more expressive version of logic.
> I agree with Graeme that my article is a bit sketchy, but I am
> also writing more detailed articles about an implementation.
>     (05)

Actually Graeme was talking about Wittgenstein's writings.     (06)

Graeme has another observation about language that may be of interest:    (07)

> This seems to arise from a combination of overenthusiasm for Western 
>scientific method
> and a misunderstanding of the nature of language that borders on fear. In 
>this view, language
> is a messy and highly imperfect medium that is not to be trusted, but rather 
>must either be
> sidestepped entirely or be beaten into submission by means of logic and 
(same article)    (08)

Hope you are at the start of a great week!    (09)

Patrick    (010)

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