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Re: [ontolog-forum] Intelligent ids and postal codes, was ONTOLOG commun

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From: David Eddy <deddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:45:31 -0400
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Ed -

On Sep 11, 2013, at 1:02 PM, Barkmeyer, Edward J wrote:

The problem of 'semantics' in 'postal codes' is the 'intelligent identifier' problem.

Sometimes called "overloading" I believe.

Plus there's the little conflict with the rules of the physical world... when we go to the grocery store, the jug labeled MILK always contains milk.

So far we haven't learned to build information systems like that.

M0760 is a perfectly acceptable computer label & Lord only knows what it means or contains.

David Eddy
Babson Park, MA


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