|To:||Avril Styrman <Avril.Styrman@xxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Cc:||"[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|From:||Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 31 Jan 2008 16:39:57 -0600|
At 10:30 PM +0200 1/31/08, Avril Styrman wrote:
Lainaus Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>:
But - and I'm sorry to pull rank on you here, but I don't have time to do anything more collegial - I do know something about what Im talking about, and it is quite apparent that you don't. (Attended one seminar?? Give me a break. If you had read one textbook I might be more impressed. NLP isn't my main field, but I work alongside people who wrote most of the main textbooks, and Ive chaired more research meetings on NLP and Meaning than I can now recall.)
> >The is-a relationship is a part of the solution.
Of course subclass information is ontological content. Nothing I have said even suggests that I would say it was not.
A large number of simple "X is Y" NL sentences gives a quite
OK, if you believe this, find me some. Actual examples from the Web.
Here are a few sentences I found starting from the Google news page that match your pattern.
He is a great American hero and an extraordinary leader.
California is the largest prize among the 24 states that hold nominating contests on "Super Tuesday," February 5
The Air is 0.16 of an inch thick at its thinnest point.
Activiation of the phones is crucial to Apple's bottom line because it gets a 10 percent of the cut in monthly fees charged by AT&T.
Calendar year '08 is what Steve referenced in his keynote.
The point that he made was that the worldwide market for total cell phones is somewhere around 1 billion and our objective of getting 1% of it would yield 10 million units across the calendar year,
A price cut is a possibility, agrees Mike Abramsky, an analyst with RBC Capital
, similarly as
That is not a research guideline. If you knew anything about AI you not make such foolish observations.
> >One of Zadeh's ideas was to convert NL into PNL.
the right way to do the conversion.
NLP is not a method or a technique, it is the name of an open research problem area.
I've only been to one
It might inform them past the point where they are totally disconnected from the real world, however.
The main point was the web is more
likely to be the repository of common sense than Cyc.
This is false on many grounds. First, common sense is not commonly written down, even in English. Some of it may *never* be written down because we all learn it (or are born with it) before becoming literate. Second, it is not currently or for the forseeable future possible to extract meaning from free NL text without already having a CYC-scale ontology to help one comprehend the NL sentences with. Third, although there may indeed be a great deal of information on the Web, there is no way to distinguish facts from opinion or sense from nonsense, unless one already has a great deal of common sense (more than many adult humans) to help one do the sorting out.
of a NL parser can be called an ontology too.
You can call a horse a car, but that has nothing to do with the facts. Parsers do not include ontologies.
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