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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Considerate Reason • 2

Re: R.J. Lipton • Why Is Discrete Math Hard To Teach? The Liberal Arts trivium of Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric received a latter day echo in the Unified Science trivium of Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, which was in turn the way Charles Morris … Continue reading

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Considerate Reason • 1

Re: R.J. Lipton • Why Is Discrete Math Hard To Teach? Rhetoric deals with forms of argument that consider the interpreter.  As considerate reason, it is involved in the style of training the Greeks dubbed education, “leading out”, and it … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 7

Re: Peirce List Discussion I still have in mind trying to show how the principle I dubbed the Zeroth Law Of Semiotics can help us see what is really going on with a number of old puzzles like the Liar … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 6

Re: Peirce List Discussion By way of orientation to the task at hand, we are investigating a type of slippage that occurs in the gap between natural language, with the natural assumptions it has evolved to take for granted, rightly … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 5

Re: Peirce List Discussion It may be a day or two before I can get back to the zeroth law of semiotics and how grasping it cures a strain of ills that language and some fashions of logic are heir … Continue reading

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