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[ba-ohs-talk] Fwd: CG: Negotiation Instead of Legislation

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>From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@bestweb.net>
>In my recent notes, I have explained why I believe that legislated
>ontologies, such as CYC, SUMO, and others, are misguided and obsolete.
>Some people have objected that we have to start somewhere and that
>we should build on what has already been done.  I agree with both
>of those principles, but I disagree with the suggested starting
>points and the suggested direction in which to proceed.
>Instead, I believe that our starting point must be the existing
>legacy computer systems that have been implemented over the past
>50 years and that won't go away for a long, long time.  Furthermore,
>I believe that new developments must proceed in an evolutionary way
>from where we are to where we want to be instead of an all-or-nothing
>jump into the unknown.
>In my keynote presentation for the Knowledge Technologies Conference,
>which will be given in Seattle on March 13th, I make those points,
>and I discuss successful implementations that have worked on major
>systems.  Following are the slides for the talk:
>    http://www.jfsowa.com/talks/negotiat.htm
>At the end of the slides are some recommended readings for further
>background about these issues.
>John Sowa
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