Saturday, October 16, 2004
Algorithm development using Orbs
Comment from the Founding Committee
The Adi letter semantics has a three-decade-old development period and is associated with a 1986 patent on organizing data by collapsing categories into representations using a single letter. One of the projects of the Challenge Problem is to transfer the functionality of current MITi Inc Readware ™ text understanding technology so as use only Orbs as databases, and Orb transforms to produce various types of representations of the thematic structure of specific social discourse or written literatures.
(additional extended comments by Prueitt )
(this bead is under development)
The previous short bead  sets up the 4x8 "framework for a substructural ontology" for the Arabic language. We call the substructural ontology Q and suggest that Q reveals itself as the 32 letters of the Arabic alphabet. This conjecture implies that a theory of language is possible in the near future. However, in other natural languages the correspondence seen between Arabic letters and the framework elements are not seen.
We must understand where we are in history. We live in an age before a reasonable theory of language has been developed. This “living before” parallels many historical facts, that there was a time before we had the periodic table of physical atoms, for example.
As Ballard has noted, a more pure and “perfect” theory of information may be clocked by such a theory of language if one is found. It may be like in string theory, Witten's work at Princeton; there are a number of frameworks that reflect the commonality between frameworks. Our Challenge Problem goes directly at identifying this commonality as the bases for developing an anticipatory technology, having a substructural ontology.
As envisioned by BCNGroup founding member Dr Fiona Citkina, comparative terminology science is here for us. We have a mechanical process that builds the five levels of abstraction needed in the Readware software. What we hope to do with the challenge problem is to generalize this mechanical process to apply to English, German, Hopi, Navaho, Russian, and Farsi.
We will be showing the architecture and methodology for doing this at the Challenge Problem orals, Nov 10th if we are invited.
Quantum linguistics is in the same way as particle physics was as it was about to be born in the middle part of the first decade of the last century.
We have a conjecture that Q reveals itself as a substructural ontology for each of the language groups. We conjecture that an evolutionary pressure causes sudden or incremental changes in the set of valances/affordances associated with each one. It is by working out the common notations and grounding the theory in real natural science, as opposed to artificial sciences, that we can discover the nature(s) of this pressure.