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Re: [ontology-summit] Ontology Framework Draft Statement for the Ontolog

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From: "Smith, Barry" <phismith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 10:53:25 +0200
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At 12:07 AM 4/21/2007, you wrote:
>I agree: we've worked with the definition "a formal descriptions of 
>terms and the relationships between them" [1] as being good enough 
>to know what we talking about when we're talking about what we're 
>talking about...and "good enough" should be good enough.    (01)

If 'term', here, means 'linguistic expression' (or perhaps more 
narrowly 'noun-phrase'), then this definition would make ontology a 
branch of linguistics. Most of the ontologies with which I am working 
would not satisfy this definition.    (02)

If 'term' does not mean something linguistic, then I, for one, am at 
a loss (and the definition, for people like me at least, would not be helpful).    (03)

BS    (04)

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