Mind.Forth: The Final Countdown

Arthur T. Murray uj797 at victoria.tc.ca
Tue May 30 08:56:02 EST 2000

ordo30may2KA -- sequence of ratiocination in Amiga Mind.Forth --
http://www.geocities.com/mentifex/mind4th.html -- Wintel version.

#38-ALIFE calls #4-PSI-CLEAR immediately prior to #20-SENSORIUM,
so that all `psi' from current `t' backwards are set to zero.

#20-SENSORIUM orchestrates input of up to three words.
  If a new word is entered,
  #14-NEWCONCEPT assigns to it an activation of about ____ 30.

  If an old word is entered,
  #13-OLDCONCEPT assigns to it an activation of about ____ 30 and
  calls #10-ACTIVATE to reactivate old nodes of the same concept.
    Then #10 ACTIVATE calls #9-SPREADACT.
    #9-SPREADACT transfers `bulge' to `pre' and `seq'.

#38-ALIFE calls #35-THINK (TRANSFORMATION) to generate a sentence.

#35-THINK forces a verb to become active, by calling
  #10-ACTIVATE (which further invokes SPREADACT) and
  #34-DISCRIMINATE (which finds the most active concept).

#35-THINK calls the #33-ENGLISH module to think a thought,
which re-enters the mind word-by-word into #20-SENSORIUM.

#38-ALIFE again calls #4-PSI-CLEAR to repeat the above process.

Tues.30.May.2000 Usenet note:  Mind.Forth PD AI is on the home
stretch of becoming an AI suitable for installation on robots.

The above "ordo cogitandi" document is being used to fine-tune
the process of `spreading activation' so that Mind.Forth will
generate only logically true statements and not talk nonsense.
The document is being posted here as a progress report and as
in invitation to be present in Cyberspace at the dawn of AI.

Forth is the lingua franca of AI, embedded NC and robotics.
For details on Mind.Forth and the public domain AI project,
see the ACM Sigplan Notices 33(12):25-31 (December 1998),
"Mind.Forth: Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence and Forth."

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