William, that’s precisely the kind of
argument that I described; theory is only theory, and is only useful for
generalizing observations until you can get some predictability. While that
approach is useful for science, it is worthless in practical application
development. Theory has no practical value, though it has immense scientific
I have never seen an application developed
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
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On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Rich Cooper <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
John Sowa wrote:
1. Why aren't mainstream IT and web sites using
the vast majority a don’t get anything extra from an ontology
that XML can’t provide with far more supporting infrastructure.
This seems like a category mistake -- two categories of things treated
as if they are commensurate - an ontology is a theory, XML is a language,
in which a theory might be expressed.
vast majority don't get anything extra from number theory that French, (or
first order logic, or JSON, ..., or OWL) can't provide."