Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Juxtaposition - a most elementary of mental operations

I cannot get any further back in my mind than to the place where I posit an entity by naming it or in some other fashion. And soon after that comes the idea of juxtaposing multiple entities, where I bring up several things in "my mind's eye". When I juxtapose two things, one of several events occurs: compatibility, alternation, or grouping. [Or sequencing.]

When I juxtapose two noun objects, they sit side by side
When I juxtapose two types of attribute - like red and square, they may form a composite attribute.
When I juxtapose two values of the same attribute - like red and blue or circular and square, they cannot merge and, at best, split a prior object into parts.

Some of the point here, is that your VARs that act as parents over a collection of children should be organized so they are one of the above: alternative, compatible, or groupable. Per what I have was saying about AODiagrams.

Les Fleurs du Jour

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Context grabbing VARs -

I don't know if I have the gist of it but consider this AODiagram interpretation of some basics:
If Narwhal is using a concept tree whose nodes could be labeled as (parents of) compatible, group-able, or alternative children, then I could implement code that checks recently mentioned VARs to see if any are found under a parent labeled in one of those ways.
The purpose of this is to manage indefinite words that refer to context (eg 'it', 'both', 'compare', 'choose',...) . "It" and "both" refer to group-able entities. "Both" also refers to compatible entities. "Choose", "What is the difference" refer to alternative entities.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Vatican should be coming out with a chatbot any day now

So you can talk to God, or maybe the voice of God.