# Category Archives: Form

## Theme One Exposition • 3

Re: Systems Science • Structural Modeling Coding Logical Graphs My earliest experiments with coding logical graphs as pointer data structures taught me that conceptual and computational efficiencies of a critical sort could be achieved by generalizing their abstract graphs from … Continue reading

## Theme One Exposition • 2

Re: Systems Science • Ontolog Forum • Laws Of Form • Structural Modeling The previous post described the elementary data structure used to represent nodes of graphs in the Theme One program.  This post describes the specific family of graphs … Continue reading

## Theme One Exposition • 1

Theme One is a program for building and transforming a particular species of graph-theoretic data structures in memory, structures that have been designed to support a variety of fundamental learning and reasoning tasks. The program was developed as a part of … 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. As a part of my M.A. work in psychology I applied my Theme One program to samples of … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Motivation 5

As I’m working from 40-year-old memories of these 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 … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Motivation 4

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

## Definition and Determination • 17

Re: Ontolog Forum • Richard McCullough RM:  We clearly have some differences in the “definition” of “definition”. I suppose it all depends on the sorts of things one wants to define, something we might call the context of application.  I am … Continue reading