Ontologists

April 17, 2006

Following on from my last post on Fano, Ontology needs a mention – if anything to get the damn 'idea' out of my head.

At the time I was working on how to formulate the predicates of the human desire to rework media, so I could devise procesess and systems in software that facilitated that effort from the core of the application, not as an ancillary function to an established publishing mechanism (which falls on the sword of media or code licence control everytime you try and bootstrap User Generated mechanisms).

After hours of UML modeling I knew I had to seek advice on how to show an ideas State change when under the pressure from a Collective Ideology (Community of User) that has to clearly present the continuing mutation for all users. RM suggested visting the realm of Ontology.

Unfortunaely Ontology is seen as a beast to most philosophers; I was being a tad optimistic about absorbing these inquires in a week!

But, I had a go with The Ontology of Mind : Events, Processes, and States.

I'm still reading it at a snails pace.. but leats I can understand why you dont hear many people describing themselves as Ontologists.
Kind of glad to see I wasn't the only one stuggling..

A Defeasible Ontology Language [link]PDF

Reasoning with Inconsistent Ontologies:Framework and Prototype [link]PDF

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