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Re: [ontolog-forum] Common Logic Controlled English (CLCE)

To: "Horning, Jim" <Jim.Horning@xxxxxxxxxx>
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From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 16:04:20 -0500
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>I trust that you are familiar with I.D. Hill's wonderful paper "Wouldn't
>it be nice if we could write computer programs in ordinary English--or
>would it?"  BCS, The Computer Bulletin, vol. 16, no. 6, June 1972, pp.
>306--312.  In Neville Holmes' words, "It's a pity that [this] splendid
>article ... has not been more widely read."  I can't even locate an
>online copy.    (01)

I'd love to read this. If anyone knows how to get hold of it, please tell us.    (02)

>Near the end, Hill says, "I agree that it is desirable that people
>should be able to approach a computer without having to 'change gear'.
>But I would start at the other end--not teaching computers English, but
>teaching people to communicate with each other (NOT in ordinary
>conversation, but only when giving instructions) in a more precise way."    (03)

And then Papert invented LOGO....    (04)

Pat    (05)

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