Re: [unrev-II] Semantic Community Web Portal

From: Eric Armstrong (
Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 16:42:41 PDT

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    Grant Bowman wrote:

    > Thank you for the links. Near the end of the second article
    > was an interesting
    > passage:
    > "During the development of these systems, the need to support the
    > evolution of formal representations was reiterated. As the students
    > goals and understanding of the domains changed over the course of the
    > semester, so did the structure required to be formally represented.
    > Sometimes this meant adding new formalisms, but also this occasionally

    > resulted in the removal or modification of previous formalisms."
    > Removal of formalisms, some people might not like that at all.

    Great find, Grant. The issue is not with the need for formalisms, but
    with systems
    that force it prematurely, or make it impossible to change afterward.

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