April 30, 2015

Intangible Things

Kbase Thing

Intangible Things are things that are not physical — are not made of, or encoded in, matter. These include events, like going to work, eating dinner, or shopping online. They also include ideas, like those expressed in a book or on a website. Not the physical books themselves, but the ideas expressed in those books. It is useful for a software application to know that something is intangible, so that it can avoid commonsense errors; like, for example, asking a user the color of next Tuesday’s meeting.