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Re: [ontolog-forum] n-ary vs binary

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From: "Rich Cooper" <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:53:53 -0800
Message-id: <20090211190207.59E21138CED@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Matthew West wrote:


>[MW] Dear PatC,


>So is:



-          By Pat

-          Of Book23

-          To Mary1256

-          On 20090214Z-5


>So much harder to cope with?


Generalizing, are you postulating use of a few words (by, of, to, on, …), perhaps

exactly the set of prepositions, as an NLP representation of binary relationships

to process sentences? 


Aren’t there cases where the preposition itself has multiple meanings?  For “of”:


The book of Mark

The Duke of Windsor

Sort of like a bird

Lots of biscuits

A cause of global warming


These examples seem to display a diversity of meanings.  Why would your

approach make it easy to handle these relationships?  Similar concerns

about the other prepositions would also surface IMHO after analysis. 





Rich Cooper


Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com






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