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Re: [ontolog-forum] IBM Watson on Jeopardy

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From: Krzysztof Janowicz <jano@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:15:43 -0500
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On 02/14/2011 01:55 AM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> But a top-down, monolithic, detailed, universal ontology of everything
> is not only impossible to achieve, it would be a disaster, if anybody
> tried to enforce it on everything.    (01)

I could not agree more, this would be almost like a conceptualization 
oligarchy. The even more important point however is that it is 
impossible and we should stop doing it. Information communities (and 
even individuals) have their local conceptualizations of the physical 
world and they have them for good reasons.    (02)

Krzysztof    (03)

Krzysztof Janowicz    (04)

GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, 302 Walker Building
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA    (05)

Email: jano@xxxxxxx
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