Re: A simplistic definition of "ontology"

Timothy Finin <>
From: Timothy Finin <>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 21:00:29 -0400
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To: (Pat Hayes)
Subject: Re: A simplistic definition of "ontology"
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Pat Hayes writes:
 > I would be interested if anyone thinks that this distinction is somehow
 > mistaken. Does anyone else feel this tension between the two perspectives?

Pat -- I think your characterization of the differences between
theories and ontologies and the differing expectations that we will
eventually convert ontologies into theories is right on.  Now, if I
can only decide where I stand on the last question.  Tim
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