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Which makes it suitable for picking the contestants on 
American Idol but probably not for picking tools to 
use in surgery.

The problem of the 'wisdom of crowds' is knowing 
'crowds of what?' in advance of applying the wisdom.

It's not simply a matter of merging but also of 
knowing what levels of abstract to concrete terms 
a merged term belongs to.

object -> vehicle -> car

merge: transportation

The problem of Darwinian systems is that some 
competitors agree not to compete and also to 
eliminate the third party, aka, market fixing.
That is the chimp way.  You are building a 
chimp ontology.

That's fine.  Chimps need them.


From: ROR [mailto:dev@rorweb.com]

Hi Jonathan,

Good questions! I think the best way to look at the meaningfuel wiki 
is as some sort of "natural selection metadata". Some terms will 
vanish after two weeks, other more adequate terms, will live forever. 
Similar terms (i.e. from different ontologies) will compete, and here 
too, only the most adequate ones will survive.

From time to time we plan to produce a release of the dictionary, 
which  will only contain those terms that have reached sufficient 
stability and maturity.


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