|From:||Frank Guerino <Frank.Guerino@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Mon, 06 Aug 2007 16:45:28 -0400|
The brain addresses a number of key areas (not in any particular order):
- Etc. (and much more)
The brain (its capabilities & behaviors) is the key to a successful Semantic Web.
XML, RDF, OWL, etc. are all human interpretations of trying to break down data representation in such a way that they mimic what the brain can do, in a highly simplified manner, in hopes of allowing machines to perform the basic work that a brain can.
In our own implementation, we've broken down how the brain works and mapped functions into key areas of our product, to help create decoupled functional areas that all interact with each other in a clean and effective manner. Nothing is perfect but I can say with confidence that having gone through this exercise definitively helped us get to a point in Data, Information, and Knowledge Management that definitely surprises a lot of people, when they see it.
There is a wonderful book called "On Intelligence" by Jeff Hakwins (the inventor of the Palm Pilot). I highly recommend reading it. It provides some great insight that highlights why existing computer systems, models, paradigms, designs, etc. have serious issues with getting to the next level of fluid interaction. He also talks about things like the importance of how feedback works and how critical the memory layout is to learning, understanding, processing, communicating, etc.
Anyhow, I hope this helps.
Frank Guerino, CEO
On-Demand Ontologies & Taxonomies
On 8/5/07 10:00 PM, "Christopher Menzel" <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Aug 5, 2007, at 7:49 PM, richard murphy wrote:
>> Christopher Menzel wrote:
>>> On Aug 5, 2007, at 11:37 AM, Frank Guerino wrote:
>>>> Think of how the brain works and how it breaks down information and
>>>> also how it uses it to categorize, store, structure, correlate,
>>>> index, find, recall, aggregate, transform, format, render, etc.
>>>> everything it works with.
>>> What good it will do us to think about how the brain works? We do
>>> indeed need to deal with such issues as categorization, storage,
>>> recall, etc, but we're doing all those things on computers. How will
>>> thinking about how the brain works help us do those things better?
>> Plenty. As with most of our prior creations, we make machines in
>> our own
>> image. Include software, mathematics and logic in this class of
>> machines. Peirce's manuscripts develop semiotics directly from how we
>> understand the world. We think in signs, as do machines.
>> When we're lucky enough to have intersection between sender and
>> receiver, information flows easily. Otherwise, information sharing
>> is a
>> problem in knowledge, perception and belief, to steal a phrase from
> Interesting observations to be sure, though I can't see that any of
> them addresses the question of how it is that understanding how the
> brain, e.g., stores memories or keeps the heart beating or processes
> visual and auditory information will aid us in developing tools to
> facilitate information sharing and integration. Nothing you say even
> mentions brain function.
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