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Re: [ontolog-forum] Relating and Reconciling Ontologies

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:30:11 -0400
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On 4/26/11 1:41 PM, Patrick Durusau wrote:
> Kingsley,
> On 4/26/2011 8:56 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> <snip>
>> I would also point out that "public access" does not enable anyone to
>>> make meaningful analysis of data.
>> Publicly available information is a nice base from which to re-engineer
>> data sources and underlying data models constrained by some kind of
>> ontology. That's what middleware facilitates in the data realm today.
>> We reverse engineer knowledge, information, and data everyday as
>> cognitive beings. Computers are simply catching up to what we've done
>> for eons :-)
> You missed my point.
>    (01)

Sorry I did not :-)    (02)

> Availability of data != Competence to analyze data.    (03)

I didn't imply that. It doesn't work that way in the real-world so why 
would it be any different if the data is digital?    (04)

> And since you mention it, middleware cannot confer competence to analyze
> data either.    (05)

"competence" is subjective, just like "quality" when dealing with data. 
You have two constants that are timelessly critical: data and context 
lenses of the beholder.    (06)

> Given the lack of experience at the depths Deep Horizon was operating,
> even detailed information would have been of little use to anyone
> outside a fairly narrow pool of experts.    (07)

Not so, and not my point.    (08)

I am saying, every action that results in the creation of data at an 
Address is really part of a conversation (of sorts). Put differently, 
interacting with data via Addresses is akin to interacting with  jigsaw 
puzzle. The InterWeb just adds scale. Remember, URIs are basically data 
conduction mechanisms. The ubiquity of the InterWeb alters the scale of 
jigsaw puzzle and players of the jigsaw puzzle game.
> Middleware might assist those experts but they would need domain
> expertise before the software would be of any use.    (09)

There is never a time when Subject Matter expertise isn't relevant, the 
issue is that the aforementioned designation is inherently subjective 
due to context fluidity that's inherent in cognitive space.    (010)

The key remains this, re. the global InterWeb: just make your 
contribution. The Global WWW is just middleware too, it is situated (re. 
data conduction) between 'You', 'Others', and 'I'  :-)    (011)

Kingsley    (012)

> Hope you are having a great day!
> Patrick
>>> Hope you are having a great day!
>>> Patrick    (013)

--     (014)

Regards,    (015)

Kingsley Idehen 
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