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> I guess the serious question is whether the cost of a  few laughable
> failures of the heuristic algorithms outweighs the cost of  building
> ontologies maintaining a lot of semantic metadata in the instances? 
> My guess is "no", by a couple orders of magnitude.
> Of course the cost-benefit calculation would be very different for a
> military system or a mission-critical enterprise system.

I wouldn't be so sure. You can spend billions on cataloguing all your
information and still make laughable mistakes.

Michael Kay


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