Theory session

Nicola Guarino (
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 12:06:22 +0100

Dear all,

I am trying to set up an agenda for the theory session following
the Nov 6 ontology meeting. PLEASE SEND ME A BRIEF NOTE if you are planning
to attend this session, so we can take all contributions into account.

For the time being, assuming that at least John and Fritz will be attending
this session [please confirm!!], I propose the following draft agenda:


Nicola Guarino:
Ontological distinctions and engineering principles for organizing a
top-level reference ontology

Fritz Lehmann:
Recent work on the restructuring of CYC's top-level [??]

John Sowa:
The revised "chrystal" [??]



- List of (roughly) agreed-upon theoretical distinctions

- List of open theoretical issues (in order of relevance)

- Focus issues; action items and ways of electronic interaction

Additions, comments and suggestions are welcome. A preliminary exchange of
lists of open theoretical issues would be also nice. I will soon post my
own list.

-- Nicola


Nicola Guarino
National Research Council phone: +39 49 8295751
LADSEB-CNR fax: +39 49 8295778
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