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

Great post, Murray. Thanks for taking the time!    (01)

And thanks for re-posting (riposting?) that URL.
I like this part, especially:    (02)

"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."    (03)

The represents an important mechanism to help make specific
ontology a "standard" for a given area.    (04)

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.    (05)