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Re: VMs: VMs knowledge management
Nick Pelling wrote:
FWIW, I'd say that ontology usually recapitulates philology [*] - that
is, the objects we conceive are typically built on the language we
perceive. And we still have next to no idea about the VMs' language,
which makes ontology extremely difficult... oh well. :-(
As i said before, the ontologies should not describe the VMs content
itself - which we don't know - but all the things related to it:
- the list of historic characters met during our studies and their
- the list if of books which can be useful to understand VM, and their
- the list of researchers who are studying the VM, theri contacts and
their specific skills
these "lists" could be described by ontologies, and they are, IMHO, the
knowledge which should be managed (so that present and future
reaserachers can know where is/who knows something).
Off course, as you correctly told, there could be no ontology which
could describe the VM itself.
Let's say I'd like to query a "system" to know all the 1400-1600
historical characters who have been investigated during the VM studies,
how can i do it now?
Or let's say I've a specific question to post to any VMs researcher
who's skilled on botany and ancient greek, how can I find/contact these
Finally, let's say I want a list of the books which have been written by
by some of the historical characters previously investigated, and where
their contents are about alchemy, is this an easy task?
These are just examples of what kind of KM i was thinking about.
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