This is a Survey of blog and wiki posts relating to the Theme One Program I worked on all through the 1980s. The aim was to develop fundamental algorithms and data structures for integrating empirical learning with logical reasoning. I had earlier developed separate programs for basic components of those tasks, namely, 2-level formal language learning and propositional constraint satisfaction, the latter using an extension of C.S. Peirce’s logical graphs as a syntax for propositional logic. Thus arose the question of how well it might be possible to get “empiricist” and “rationalist” modes of operation to cooperate. The long-term vision is the design and implementation of an Automated Research Tool able to double as a platform for Inquiry Driven Education.
- Theme One Program • Pascal Source Code
- Theme One Program • User Guide
- Theme One Program • Exposition
- Applications of a Propositional Calculator • Constraint Satisfaction Problems
- Exploratory Qualitative Analysis of Sequential Observation Data
- Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry
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- Awbrey, S.M., and Awbrey, J.L. (May 1991), “An Architecture for Inquiry • Building Computer Platforms for Discovery”, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Technology and Education, Toronto, Canada, pp. 874–875. Online.
- Awbrey, J.L., and Awbrey, S.M. (January 1991), “Exploring Research Data Interactively • Developing a Computer Architecture for Inquiry”, Poster presented at the Annual Sigma Xi Research Forum, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.
- Awbrey, J.L., and Awbrey, S.M. (August 1990), “Exploring Research Data Interactively • Theme One : A Program of Inquiry”, Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on Applications of Artificial Intelligence and CD-ROM in Education and Training, Society for Applied Learning Technology, Washington, DC, pp. 9–15. Online.