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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 05 Apr 2015 10:06:00 -0400
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On 4/4/2015 9:17 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:
> I strongly suspect that the main achievement of the semantic-web
> / linked-data movement might simply be a universally used lexicon
> for referring to a large fraction of the things people want to
> communicate about, backed up with places to plug in axioms where
> they are needed, which will not be everywhere.    (01)

I agree.    (02)

I'd also like to point out that such lexicons are used in every
branch of science, engineering, and everyday life.    (03)

Physicists continue to use Newton's words, even though the axioms
and definitions have changed and keep changing in radically new
ways:  force, mass, energy, momentum, time, space, etc.    (04)

People don't coin new words for every discovery or invention.
They just use the old words in new ways.    (05)

Eventually, the dictionary makers notice.  So they add new
"word senses" to their dictionaries.    (06)

John    (07)

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