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Re: [ontolog-forum] Terminology and Knowledge Engineering

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 02:09:11 -0500
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Ed,    (01)

I completely agree with everything you said about terminology. I
realize the value of good terminologies, and I wasn't criticizing
any of that work.    (02)

> Remember first that the audience for that work is people who write
> domain vocabularies, standards of practice and other semi-formal
> publications.  The objective is to explain to such persons how to select
> terms, and conceive and write definitions that will be clear and
> understandable to other people who have some training in the subject domain.    (03)

The point I wanted to make is that the overwhelming majority of
the so-called OWL ontologies on the web are *terminologies*.
Their definitions are stated as OWL comments, and they don't
use any of the reasoning methods designed for OWL.    (04)

John    (05)

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