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Re: [ontolog-forum] I ontologise, you ontologise, we all mess up... (was

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From: David Eddy <deddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:09:33 -0500
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Ron -

On 2011-01-11, at 5:46 PM, Ron Wheeler wrote:

When borders get crossed, things get screwed up.


In Silo A, term/phrase/concept/acronym/word/whatever X is implicitly "known" to mean something... and when X magically moves to Silo B, the odds of ALL the implicit understanding invisibly packaged with X is either degraded or lost for a variety of reasons.

The damage is done when someone in Silo B looks at X, thinks "I know what X is..." and proceeds without verifying that their understanding of X is the same as in Silo A.

And so "signal decay" sets in.

David Eddy


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