[Cross posted just this once to Ontology -thank you for your patience this
once in support of an outspoken Ken]
I forwarded your open minded message to the Ontolog forum into KMTech,
Your philosophy is most welcomed here, and is similar to a theme in KMTech
for several years.
Please feel free to continue your analysis of a knowledge managing
application into KMTech that we have all been waiting for.
And when venue of applications you addres do arrive, I do expect that they
will require a stepper learning curve, and engender a type of programmer that is
more akin to a musician, which needs to practice to become proficient, but once
practiced becomes an afficionado of byte processes of a system not dumbed-down
to capture wide commercial acceptance -and poor personal capabilities -limited
by a reduction to a group average.
Ontology is the study of reality -we are waiting for an operating system
over an Ontological Reference Base, and a personal interpreter of precision
recall of human information.
The Pentagon is interested in direct mental projection, and devices already
exist that can channel visual signals to the mind through stereo
KMTech is devoted to a plowshare project that brings these largely
unnoticed but emerging techniques into wider citizen's interest. There are
new paradigms available and unexploited toward a better and more capable byte
processor designed to augment human cognition, rather than exploit snake-oil of
Tesla promoted an AC current community power grid, and was actively opposed
by Thomas Edison who was commercially engaged with a DC power grid of much less
Today's techno-church of stable commercial technology is akin to the "DC
community = Information Technology".
Tomorrows HIP technology (Human Information Production) is the "AC
community = Knowledge Technology" that has yet no commercial foundation, and
that makes for an anemic career path, short of spy tech, etc. Be
warned, it's exciting --but lonely out here where the glossy-advertisements
But please feel free to make some sparks, Ken! You're ideas are
welcome and encouraged.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 4:43 AM
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology Word Processor
I'm downloading Open Office as we email.
I've subscribed to the kmtech
list - waiting for a response.
What _is it_ that's between us and that
KillerApp of the day anyway? The closer we get to the KApp the more nebulous,
particular it becomes. KApp thinking is moving toward an open framework (OS)
that granularly assembles MicroAgents (code elements) as we need them. What we
need accomplished (or said) should be a matter of skill with LanguageMacros. (
This text should be executable from your email browser ) Are there any email
apps that use the pluggin paradigm?. I remember having the most fun ever in the
Squeak Environment, where you can have emailers within emailers :)
do I want to do?
I want to 'engage' in a conversation between myself
(semiotic practice) and my buddies (pragmatics), while having a NewWordConcept
(which is 'necessary' within an ontologically structured as well as a real and
nonreal-time narrative structure - email and forum) or CodeFragment (that does a
new trick) inserted logically into the repository. I should make a demonstrable
case for how other people can benefit from my 'contribution,' or why share it it
all? Our friends FOAFS should also be aware that something significant happened
in some distant community that will make their job easier tomorrow.
this post make your job easier tomorrow? For almost all of you, no. What it
illuminates is that forum tools could stand to be smarter, could be more dynamic
some how. As interestingly stated on the empyrean list: (
http://lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au/pipermail/empyre/2004-February/002531.html ). How
could collaborative groups be so dynamic as to form and unform with each message
issued. That's interesting stuff. While persistency is also maintained.
There are newbies at various different levels of their development - in
many domains - that won't come to these words for another few months, while at
the same time there probably exists a forum that I don't know about where this
discussion has already taken place. Still, I need to dialogue, not just read web
pages. I need a bit of sociability with a distributed community from my perch in
In short, as a new collaborator, I'm still in the 'interrogating
the tools' stage. I am hesitant to jump into the ontology designing before I
know that I'm not writing my will with invisible
On Feb 8, 2004, at 10:05 AM, DonEMitchell
What level of help do you
Private solutions, off the shelf category engines, or code
tricks to implement in a process model?
There is a discussion
going on in KMTech with Dr. Clough (Peircian semiotics professor, et al) and
myself regarding a Word Grokker.
Perhaps our process models (in
our heads) share overlapping features.
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I'm looking for a lossless
compression text format that finds repeated words or patterns in a text and
stores them in a dictionary. In the body of the text the words/patterns are
'transcluded,' to use a new word, by reference to the dictionary. In other
words, if you have the word 'ontology' repeated in a text (or web/wiki
page/site) 1000 times - you only write it out once in the dictionary. In
the text body is just the ID# of the word 'ontology.' when you read the text,
the word is there (transcluded), not the ID# of course. If you change the word
in the dictionary, every location of that word in the text is
This would be like gif compression.
.BMP file format.
That is a bitmap. The reason .BMP are so big (in file size) is because they
literally just store all the information about every pixel. So pixel by pixel,
the .BMP tells the computer what the color and brightness should
the way gif works is that it looks for repeating color patterns in
your image. It creates it's own shorthand for each type of pattern. Rather
then storing all those repeating patterns, it is stores the shorthand version
and the table of shorthand translations.
Has anyone heard of something
After the text analysis, the extracted words could be
compared to an ontology. If new words were found, they could be added to the
ontology (hierarchical dictionary). I'm thinking of an app that had the
dictionary management tool build-in, while exporting to an ontology format. Is
this a future plugin for Protege? Cut and paste text into the plugin window -
have the text analyzed, save the file with its ontology dictionary and encoded
body. To read the file, you have to have a decoder. In fact you don't need to
save the dictionary with the document if you have the new enhanced wordNet on
your machine :). The doc would pick up the words from wordNet. Hey an
automatic translator tool also - Chinese word net.
Sorry for the late