# Monthly Archives: August 2022

## Theme One Program • Jets and Sharks 2

Re: Theme One Program • Jets and Sharks • (1) Example 5. Jets and Sharks (cont.) As we saw last time, Theme One reads the text file shown below and constructs a cactus graph data structure in computer memory.  The cactus … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Jets and Sharks 1

It is easy to spend a long time on the rudiments of learning and logic before getting down to practical applications — but I think we’ve circled square one long enough to expand our scope and see what the category … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Motivation 6

Comments I made in reply to a correspondent’s questions about delimiters and tokenizing in the Learner module may be worth sharing here. In one of the projects I submitted toward a Master’s in psychology I used the Theme One program to … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Motivation 5

Since I’m working from decades-old memories of first inklings I thought I might peruse the web for current information about Zipf’s Law.  I see there is now something called the Zipf–Mandelbrot (and sometimes –Pareto) Law and that was interesting because … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Motivation 4

From Zipf’s Law and the category of “things that vary inversely with frequency” I got my first brush with the idea that keeping track of usage frequencies is part and parcel of building efficient codes. In its first application the … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Motivation 3

Sometime around 1970 John B. Eulenberg came from Stanford to direct Michigan State’s Artificial Language Lab, where I would come to spend many interesting hours hanging out all through the 70s and 80s.  Along with its research program the lab … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Motivation 2

A side-effect of working on the Theme One program over the course of a decade was the measure of insight it gave me into the reasons why empiricists and rationalists have so much trouble understanding each other, even when those … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Motivation 1

The main idea behind the Theme One program is the efficient use of graph-theoretic data structures for the tasks of “learning” and “reasoning”. I am thinking of learning in the sense of learning about an environment, in essence, gaining information about … Continue reading

## Higher Order Sign Relations • 6

Re: Higher Order Sign Relations • 4 Re: Relations, Types, Functions Re: Cybernetics • Cliff Joslyn Cliff Joslyn recommends the following books. Spivak, David I. (2014), Category Theory for the Sciences Fong, Brendan, and Spivak, David I. (2019), An Invitation … Continue reading

## Survey of Inquiry Driven Systems • 4

This is a Survey of blog and wiki resources on Inquiry Driven Systems, material I plan to refine toward a more compact and systematic treatment of the subject. An inquiry driven system is a system having among its state variables … Continue reading