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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Re: Semantic web meta data

> BTW:
> One of Lenat's many interesting assertions at the KT conference
> in Austin was that at some point they realized that they had to
> completely give up on the notion of "global consistency" in the
> ontology. Instead, it turned out that "local consistency" in any
> given area was both necessary and sufficient.    (01)

C-Span2's BookTV broadcast on the weekend a wonderful talk by Albert-Laslo
author of "Linked: The New Science of Networks."    (02)

http://www.perseuspublishing.com/focus2.asp?ISBN1=0738206679    (03)

One of his points was that networks clump into dominant hubs which take the
lion's share of the traffic. Perhaps network theory would suggest that
ontologies (resulting from "conversations" in "regional dialects") perform
the same way.    (04)

Malcolm Dean
Los Angeles    (05)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Armstrong" <eric.armstrong@sun.com>
To: <ba-ohs-talk@bootstrap.org>
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Re: Semantic web meta data    (06)

Great post, Murray. Thanks for taking the time!    (07)

And thanks for re-posting (riposting?) that URL.
I like this part, especially:    (08)

"Let's say you wanted to sell a book. You entered "Book" in
the category and MM (Marketplace Manager) queried the
Open Product Taxonomy, then came back and asked you to
identify whether it was a hardcover book, softcover, used, new,
collectible, and so forth. The Open Product Taxonomy is a
structured thesaurus, essentially, of product types, and it's quickly
becoming the absolute standard for representing products for sale."    (09)

The represents an important mechanism to help make specific
ontology a "standard" for a given area.    (010)