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   RE: [xml-dev] Roger Costello: My Version of "Why use OWL?"

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danny666@virgilio.it (Danny Ayers) writes:
>What is to stop this particular bit of expertise crossing domains?
>Where is the line of separation between one knowledge base and the
>other? If they are using a common set of languages that allow for
>consistent logical inference, surely the inference will be valid in
>either domain.

Wow.  This is where I really have to wonder if OWL is Karl Popper's
revenge on the world, a naive view of useful information as a collection
of facts, "objective knowledge".

Hmm... Popper died September 17, 1994, and the W3C started up in October
1994.  Maybe I'm not completely wacky - maybe the W3C is just taking up
the questions Popper valued using philosophical assumptions about the
nature of knowledge he would probably quite like.

Oh well.  Too far from markup - can we talk about elements and
attributes again?

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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