On 1/29/2011 12:03 PM, Pavithra wrote:
> "With Ontology say the same thing, mean the same thing, process the
> thing, everywhere"
> "Ontology enables semantic interoperability by presenting information
> consistently across organizations and domains and machines"
Both of those statements require a huge amount of qualification.
As stated, they are false.
For many purposes, a highly underspecified definition is essential
for interoperability. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers,
for example, do not require a detailed specification of the
nature of human beings, geography, or communication systems.
Different applications may require radically different amounts
of detail and formats for totally different purposes.
For example, consider medical records, educational records,
employment records, financial records, purchasing records,
and Facebook sites for the same person. You definitely do
*not* want the same kind of information specified in the
same way in all of
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