Re: CG: Re: Some references about ontology and analogy
On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 19:17:35 +0100, Danny Ayers <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 11:54:54 -0500, John F. Sowa <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I received an offline response to my note by someone who
> > liked the references, but who disagreed with my comparison
> > of the Semantic Web to Cyc:
> > > ... bracketing of SemWeb approaches with Cyc just doesn't
> > > make sense - they're very different. A completely different
> > > set of factors will determine how well the former does...
I just realised you didn't quote the sentence that follows: "I also
can't help thinking he [the good Mr. Sowa] tends to overly apply
exclusive-or to alternative approaches to representation and
reasoning, where in reality there may be large amounts of
compatibility or even overlap between systems."
Here's part of the OpenCyc project  announcements list:
2004/06/04 - The OWL scaffolding version of OpenCyc v0.7.8b can be
found here. This file contains #$isa, #$genls and #$comment assertions
for over 60,000 Cyc constants. Caution: This file takes approximately
9 hours to load into Protege.
2004/03/26 - The OWL version of OpenCyc v0.6.0b can be found here.