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references

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1. Klaus Voss, Keiichi Nakata, "An Agent-Based Approach to Dynamic Ontology Construction." SSGRR 2003w International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, e-Medicine, Mobile Technologies on the Internet, L'Aquila, Italy, 6-12 January 2003. Book of Abstracts, p. 5.

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2. Chrysafis Hartonas, "A Minimal Calculus for Situated Multi-Agent Systems." SSGRR 2003w International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, e-Medicine, Mobile Technologies on the Internet, L'Aquila, Italy, 6-12 January 2003. Book of Abstracts, p. 44.

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3. Marge Piercy, "For strong women," The Moon is Always Female, (N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980), 56-57.

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4. Karsten Verbeurgt, "Inferring Emergent Web Communities." SSGRR 2003w International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, e-Medicine, Mobile Technologies on the Internet, L'Aquila, Italy, 6-12 January 2003. CD-Rom.

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5. Tim Sibley, "Audio & Video as a Flexible Information Source: Unlocking Potential through Sophistocated Language Analysis." SSGRR 2003w International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, e-Medicine, Mobile Technologies on the Internet, L'Aquila, Italy, 6-12 January 2003. Book of Abstracts, p. 10.

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6. Adrienne Rich, "Cartographies of Silence," The Dream of a Common Language, Poems 1974-1977, (N.Y.: Norton and Company, 1978), 16.

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7. Verbeurgt, Ibid.

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8. Verbeurgt, Ibid.

Colophon
This work emerged out of a week in L'Aquila, Italy at the SSGRR 2003w International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, e-Medicine, Mobile Technologies on the Internet. As I listened to a number of research papers by computer scientists from around the world, I became aware of the ways in which computer science has appropriated words from other disciplines, using them in particular ways not specifically related to their original disciplinary use.

In response, I have appropriated portions of these scientific texts, deliberately using them in particular ways not specifically related the scientific context proscribed by the writer. Thus, by collecting these texts, I have shaped my own "local ontology" in which I carry out an intense communication with myself about notions of community.

January 2003

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