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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: White Paper -"Using OWL to Avoid SyntacticRigor Morti

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[Roger L. Costello]

> "Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> >
> > costello@mitre.org (Roger L. Costello) writes:
> > >Thus, without a-priori agreement my application is able to process a
> > >trading partner's document!
> >
> > Provided you picked the same ontological framework as the sender,
> > sure. All this does is kick the a priori agreement up a level, usually
> > to supposed experts.
> The namespace of the elements indicates the Ontology.  As I mentioned
> earlier, an Ontology can evolve in a distributed fashion.  There need
> not be a centralized committee of experts.

Hmm, this is likely to lead to contradictions, and then there will be
trouble!  I am not that clear how good idea it will be in practice to allow
distributed ontology development, even though at first glance it seems like
such a plus.


Tom P


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