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At 14:11 17/04/2003 -0400, Roger L. Costello wrote:

>Those who define the ontology specifies the terms and their semantics.
>Note that OWL is a "Web" technology.  Thus, an Ontology may evolve in a
>distributed fashion (just like the Web itself!)

I'm happy with that.

>    "SLR is a type of Camera"
>    "f-stop is synonymous with aperture"
>    "focal-length is synonymous with (lens) size"

Picking on this (as a potential source of dispute only).
Someone adds a digital camera.

A purist comes up and shouts v.loudly that a digital camera
isn't a type of camera, its a type of computer (or something).

This is aspect of 'human' noise I'm talking about.
Have you seen that as yet?
   Reminds me of IEEE or ISO meetings. n years to reach unanimity
(apols to said groups, but you know what I mean).

regards DaveP


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