Re: A simplistic definition of "ontology"Timothy Finin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Timothy Finin <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 21:00:29 -0400
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Pat Hayes)
Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: A simplistic definition of "ontology"
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
Professor Tim Finin, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University
of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore MD 21228. http://umbc.edu/~finin/.
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