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Re: [ontolog-forum] Constructs, primitives, terms

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 22:37:58 -0500
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On 3/17/2012 2:08 PM, William Frank wrote:
> ... that you would think and evenassume that I would opine about UML
> in a public forum without knowing a fair bit about it.    (01)

I'm sorry.  I didn't intend to imply anything of the sort.  When I
respond to a note in a public forum, I normally include enough 
background to make the note intelligible for the entire readership.    (02)

> But, the arrogance of the fathers of UML, in not checking in with the
> 2500 years of logic...    (03)

Unfortunately, many groups take a very provincial view and try to
make everybody else conform to their constraints.  That's my biggest
complaint about the Semantic Web.    (04)

> But just think, if we could have a single conceptual modelling technique
> that was used both by web developers and others...    (05)

I agree.  But I would say "family of interoperable techniques" since I
don't believe there can be a one-size-fits-all technique.    (06)

John    (07)

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