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Gene Douglas genedoug at prodigy.net
Thu Nov 19 13:33:16 EST 1998


Can somebody explain what that is, for us adolescents?

Mentifex wrote in message <36545c2c.0 at news.victoria.tc.ca>...
 :Dr. F. Frank LeFever <flefever at ix.netcom.com> mentioned obiter dictu:
 :  [...]
 :
 :> First, a general observation: we have often seen (in this newsgroup)
  :> people who know a little bit about something (often scattered and
 :> poorly-understood terms and facts) assume that others know even less,
 :> adolescent "big insights" proclaimed naively (to others who had and
 :> worked through such "insights" long ago) as if it were a private
 :> revelation, etc., etc.  [ ... mucho lefeverismo esnippado ... ]
 :
 :  As someone who posted a "big insight" on its 17nov1997 anniversary
 :  (see "Nolarbeit Theory Journal: 17 NOV 1978"), I do not claim
 :  species-wide originality in discovering the "semantic memory"
 :  because what's-his-name Quinlan/Quillian is credited with it.
 :
 :  Rather, in the course of my now failed and moribund Mentifex AI
 :  project (q.v. at http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/ ), I worked out
 :  the internal logical structure of the semantic memory channel:
 :
 :  Hearing    Vision    The Evolution of Concepts   Motor Output
: /iiiiiii\  /!i!i!i!\  Primitive Verbal Abstract  /YYYYYYYYYYYY\
 :| ||||||| || ||||||| |  +   +    +      +   +    | |||||!|||!|| |
 :| ||||||| || ||||||| |  +   +   / \     +   +    | |||||!|||!|| |
 :| | ||||| || ||||||| |  +   +  /   \    +   +    | |||||!|||!|| |
 :| |b------||---------|--|---|-(blood)   +---+    | |||||R|||!|| |
 :| ||| l | || ||||||| | / \  +  \   /  __+__ +    | |||||U|||!|| |
 :| |||| o| || ||||||| |(red) +   \ /  (dan- )+    | |||||N|||F|| |
 :| |||||o| || ||||||| | \ /  +----+    \ger/-|----|------*|||I|| |
 :| ||d|||| || | ___ | |  +---|----+     \ / _+_   | |||||||||G|| |
 :| || |||| ||  /   \  |  +   +    +------+ /   \  | |||||||||H|| |
 :| ||||||| || (image)-|--+  / \   +      +(cour-) | |||||||||T|| |
 :| ||||||| ||  \___/  |  + (wet)  +      + \age/--|----------*|| |
 :| ||||||| || |     | |  +  \ /   +      +  \_/   | |||||||||||| |
 :| ||||||| || ||||||| |  +   +    +      +   +    | |||||||||||| |





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