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

To: "'[ontolog-forum] '" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'Pat Hayes'" <phayes@xxxxxxx>
From: "Rich Cooper" <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:31:12 -0700
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Rich Cooper


Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com

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John F. Sowa wrote

On 3/30/2012 1:45 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:

> OWL has limited expressivity but it is not limited as

> to its subject matter.


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.


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.




I agree, but respectfully point out that different people think and talk different ways.  IMHO, the best general notation is conversational English.  Modus Ponens. 



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