Every Ontology Is a Treaty

Thomas Gruber (2004). Every Ontology is a Treaty. Interview for Semantic Web and Information Systems SIG of the Association for Information Systems. SIGSEMIS Bulletin, Volume 1, Issue 3. October, 2004.

Interview with a Semantic Web organization, published in their journal of record, in which I argue that ontologies are designed in a social context.  It was a radical idea back then that the meaning of formal knowledge representations are situated in human society. It also predicted that standardizing ontologies top down would fail.