Saturday, July 9, 2016

The abstract form of the noise statement

But interestingly, this is not the form that appears in natural expressions which mostly take the form of cause and effect statements: "the room was near the elevators and we were kept awake all night by the clanking of the old equipment". Or "the windows did little to block the sounds of heavy traffic from I-270".
This suggests the need for two levels of semantic processing in an automated reading system. A first level reads natural expressions using smaller "functional" story forms. These are then hard coded to fill in the larger general form. [For hotel rooms there are only about 5 of these smaller story forms that are about noise.]
Update: This basic idea of two levels of semantic processing was the beginning of believing I might be able to implement these things in software.

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