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Re: [ontolog-forum] Universal Basic Semantic Structures

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From: "doug foxvog" <doug@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:47:26 -0400
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On Wed, September 26, 2012 17:23, David C. Hay wrote:
> OK, I went into your description of Cyc in a bit more detail,
> and I fear I must disagree on one point.
> I apologize for having been so careless.    (01)

> Apparently Cyc puts this constraint on a Geographic Location:    (02)

You mean on Geographical Region.    (03)

>> In all cases the region in question must contain some tangible component
>> with which it is possible to make physical contact. The instances of
>> GeographicalRegion contrast in this respect with the instances of
>> GeographicalThing-Intangible, which are wholly intangible.    (04)

> Why would they do that?    (05)

Geographical Regions are bits of terrain, not locations.  They have
locations & there are predicates to specify the location of geographical
regions.    (06)

>  To combine the tangibleness of a geographic
> location with the definition of it clogs the definitions.    (07)

Of course.  Those are separate things in Cyc.    (08)

>  It is not  in (as we data types call it) even first normal form.    (09)

> I guess I was wrong in the previous note.  My Geographic Location
> would be a "Geographical Thing-Intangible."    (010)

Correct.    (011)

>  I have no reason to describe a "Geographical Thing-Tangible".    (012)

No Mountain, Valley, Field, Urban Area, Plot of Land, ...?    (013)

-- doug foxvog    (014)

> Dave    (015)

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