Sunday, July 6, 2008

Are Ontologies Overrated?

Clay Shirky thinks that ontology is overrated. See Ontology is Overrated: Categories, Links, and Tags. This is an interesting (and popular) take on classification. Though he is mainly interested in the Internet, his view also appears to have implications for personal note-taking.

His related post on The Semantic Web, Syllogism, and Worldview is also relevant in this context.

See also my earlier entry on Weinberger on Pepper on Topic Maps.

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