SUO: Re: Enhancing Data Interoperability with Ontologies...
Just two comments:
RC> The goal of constructing an English-like language
> should be to orient it toward the way people actually
> use English in written form.
First, there is no unique way of using any natural
language. As Wittgenstein pointed out, there is an
open=ended number of "language games" that can be played
with any NL. Controlled English is just one game that
can be played with English syntax and vocabulary, and
it is a subset of the game that mathematicians routinely
play with English (and other NLs).
Second, I asked for specific examples where polysemy
would be useful for knowledge representation. I did not
mean a general discussion, but actual sentences -- i.e.,
specific examples of English sentences in which polysemy
was desirable for kn. rep.
You said that in your use of Rosie, you found cases
where polysemy would have been useful. What were
they? Show the actual sentences you would have
liked to write, but couldn't.