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Re: [ontolog-forum] LInked Data meme revisited

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:37:17 -0500
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On 12/11/13 8:39 AM, Matthew West wrote:
Dear Kingsley,
I think you are missing the point I am trying to make.
Words typically have multiple meanings, indeed just one meaning is rather

I've been pondering the above, and having just digested the exchange between Ed. Barkmeyer and John Sowa [1][2], I realized that its highly probable that you meant:

"A term is (*in addition to being a word*) a point of reference, whereas a word is only a constituent of language. Hence, all terms are words, but only some words can be terms. A term *refers to* something, either *abstract* or *concrete*." [1] .

The definition of "term" quoted above also maps nicely to the duality inherent in HTTP URIs -- when used a the mechanism for denoting anything, rather than Web documents solely.

I've tweaked my recent posts [4][5] accordingly.



[1] http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2013-12/msg00062.html -- Ed's reply to John
[2] http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2013-12/msg00060.html -- most recent comment to which Ed replied
[3] http://www.wikihow.com/Differentiate-Between-a-Term-and-a-Word
[4] https://plus.google.com/+KingsleyIdehen/posts/3LP8ALd8bQR -- G+ post about making Documents, Sentences, Words, and Terms webby
[5] https://plus.google.com/+KingsleyIdehen/posts/jkJGY5hRKgb -- initial Linked Data meme related post that triggered this thread.



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