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Re: [ontolog-forum] Using controlled natural languages for ontology]

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:58:43 -0500
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Doug,    (01)

>> The point I have been repeating in different ways is that there is no
>> such thing as an ideal upper level.  Many people have reached that
>> conclusion after working very hard to find one.    (02)

> This follows from the fact that what is best suited for one purpose may
> not be best suited for another.  If one application uses a narrow number
> of concepts, it need not have upper ontology components irrelevant to
> the application.    (03)

Yes.    (04)

And this is true even for a single corporation.  All departments may
contribute to the same product line.  But engineering, manufacturing,
sales, finance, buildings, services, shipping, human resources, etc.,
have very different ways of talking about and dealing with them.    (05)

John    (06)

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