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Subject: Re: [soa-rm] concept maps

At this point, we are using CM for description and have no a priori  
desire for inference.  Yes, tweaking with a little RDF would give you  
some basic capability there too, but we don't yet need a full logic  


On Dec 8, 2005, at 6:01 PM, Frank McCabe wrote:

> Been doing some research on the net about concept maps.
> It seems that concept maps are nearly always used in an educational  
> context. It may even be that we have been pioneering the use of  
> concept maps as a modeling tool :)
> There is a close semantic similarity between RDF and concept maps. It  
> would not be a great stretch to use RDF as the semantics of concept  
> maps. RDF does have a semantics now that
> The reason for picking this approach is that basing a semantics of CM  
> on KIF or CL pushes you in a direction that is not especially helpful.  
> (I.e., you start wanting to add in the extra features you get in a  
> logic language; but in fact most CMs are assertional in nature.)
> So, the technical route is there. I wonder if the political will is  
> too?
> Frank

Ken Laskey
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