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Re: [ontolog-forum] Terminologies and Ontologies

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:31:52 -0400
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On 4/27/2011 4:23 PM, doug foxvog wrote:
> I would prefer to restrict the concept of ontology to a description
> of some field of concern that specifies various classes of  thing,
> relations that may obtain among instances of such classes, and
> relationships among such things.    (01)

Yes.  That is close to what I suggested in response to Doug S:    (02)

> If you want a definition, following is my recommended definition
> of 'an ontology':  a theory about what exists in some domain.    (03)

In general, my definitions are closer to those by Doug F.
WordNet is not an ontology, since it is not a theory.    (04)

But it is possible to have an incompletely specified theory
as an informal ontology.    (05)

John    (06)

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