From: Pete Haglich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Monday, Mar 10, 2003, at 15:54 US/Eastern, Adam Pease wrote: > Pete, > I like the idea of a variable grained ontology. What I would > caution against is creating one ontology that has cities as points and > another that has cities as regions. I concur with that. > One could have an ontology that correctly represents cities as regions > and also has a predicate that allows one to state a connectedness > value for them. It will be interesting to see how that will work in DAML or OWL. The same ontology could have a function to give the default center point or address of a city in order to handle situations where a point-based representation is desired. > Probably a collection of functions: Municipal center, centroid, etc.
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