Re: D1. Summary: Separate computer science ontology from philosophical ontology
I believe that ontology occupies a central role between philosophy
and science. Anybody and everybody has a right to propose whatever
hypotheses they believe are appropriate. However, nobody has any
right to expect any hypothesis to be accepted without solid work
in examining and testing every aspect and every implication.
> John, you might oppose, but this is exactly your position bringing
> more harm than use for ontology.
I believe that you have done a good piece of work in putting together
material from many sources. Anybody who wishes to use such a compendium
is welcome to do so, and they may find it very useful for their
But so far, your proposal is just one among many, and it has not
received far less testing than many others, such as Cyc. But I
wouldn't even recommend Cyc, despite its many years of testing,
as anything more than a valuable resource.
Your collection, if tested to the extent of Cyc and suitably revised
and extended, as Cyc has been, may eventually become a widely used
But without many years of testing by hard use, it is, at best, a good
piece of work that deserves to be considered.