Typically folks will use speech act theory and performatives as the basis for much of the semantics of “commands”, i.e., by getting into more of the formal
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Subject: [ontolog-forum] Ontology of Commands
Hello, Ontologists – I’ve got a question that’s been ping-ponging around my brain lately and thought I’d solicit your input.
What is a “command” in an ontological sense? I can certainly envision a hierarchical part-of structure of commands, but is it accurate
to interpret this as a kind of process decomposition (e.g., a Script in the sense of
http://www.jfsowa.com/ontology/toplevel.htm)? While a process connotes a “do”, it doesn’t necessary connote “go do”, as a command/imperative would. What is a “command” in the real world?
Context of question: In a SOA-based software development effort, how would ontological principles help with naming/function of services
and commands offered through the service interface?
What do you think? (Is that a dangerous question to ask this crowd? ;-))
William C. Burkett
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