|From:||Amanda Vizedom <amanda.vizedom@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:04:02 -0500|
If they are logically inconsistent, they are not the same "term" where "term" = conceptual/ontological item.
Systems A and B may use the same "term" where "term" = lexical item, to express different concepts. That's not a logical inconsistency. It's an ordinary difference in language (natural or artificial), and can be handled well by mapping those lexical expressions to different concepts.
P.s.: My controversial stand regarding labels grows in part out of the frequency and ordinariness of this situation. It's much harder for humans to do this mapping quickly and correctly when, say, Systems A and B use *lexicial* term "gruefulit" and some concept in the ontology ont1 is named "ont1:gruefulit." This exerts a strong cognitive pull towards mapping the lexical items SystemA-"grufulit" and SystemB-"gruefulit" to "ont1:grufulit." Since Systems A and B use lexical item "gruefulit" to express different concepts, if they are both mapped to ont1:gruefulit, that *will* be inconsistent. And mapping one but not the other to ont1:gruefulit makes thinks more confusing and harder to parse intuitively.
For this kind of usage, better accuracy and intuitiveness come from calling a concept ont1:0395 (some existing label), and deciding based on meaning whether it should also have labels ("gruefulit", sysA) or ("gruefulit", sysB) or neither.
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 00:38, Patrick Cassidy <pat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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