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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 11:32:32 -0500
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Folks,    (01)

Many cogent comments have been made in this thread. Instead
of commenting on each one, I'd like to make one general
observation that has two basic implications:    (02)

Observation:    (03)

For many applications, a good terminology is far more valuable
than a half-baked (or even a totally baked) ontology.    (04)

Implications:    (05)

Many of the disagreements on this list can be resolved by the
observation that the useful resources not based on a formal logic
should be called terminologies or lexical resources (e.g., WordNet).    (06)

In fact, a large number of things implemented in so-called ontology
languages should really be called terminologies, since they use few or
none of the logical operators and reasoning methods of those languages.    (07)

John    (08)

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