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

To: "tara_athan@xxxxxxxxxx" <tara_athan@xxxxxxxxxx>, "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Ed Barkmeyer <edbark@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:50:06 -0500
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Tara Athan wrote:
> If you meet an Ontology, what should you do?
>       (01)

I suppose it rather depends on the social situation, or whether you see 
it as a potentially useful minion.
I'd stay away from ontologies I met in bars, although a colleague of 
mine did draw a rather insightful UML diagram on a paper napkin in some 
pub in Paris. :-)    (02)

> Rich Cooper wrote:
>> Agreed.  Like the Buddha and Pr0n, we will know the Ontology when we meet
>> it.  Restricting the definition in any way at this time is more likely to
>> slow progress than to focus it.  
>       (03)

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"The opinions expressed above do not reflect consensus of NIST, 
 and have not been reviewed by any Government authority."    (05)

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