Re: Ontologies and theories

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Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1992 16:55:30 -0800
To: Tom Gruber <>,
From: macgregor@ISI.EDU
Subject: Re: Ontologies and theories

I think that Tom Gruber is wrong in trying to defend the use of the
term "ontology" in computer science/AI.  Its clear that the word is being
misused by that community.  Nevertheless, at this point I doubt if its
possible to retract its usage.  Rather than defend it, I would say that
its a mistake, but that its a mistake that we will have to live with.

- Bob

Robert M. MacGregor                           
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