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Re: [ontolog-forum] metaphysis, semantics and the research program of on

To: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:50:35 -0500
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On 3/30/2012 1:45 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:
> OWL has limited expressivity but it is not limited as
> to its subject matter.    (01)

Yes.  I admit that it is possible to reify relations and map an N-adic
relation to a node that has N connections to other stuff.    (02)

But notations do have an effect on how people think about a subject.
It helps to have notations that have a smooth mapping to the ways
that people think and talk about a subject.    (03)

John    (04)

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