On Feb 11, 2009, at 12:10 PM, Rich Cooper wrote: (01)
> Rich Cooper
> Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
> Dear Ian,
>> Hi Rich,
>> Hmmm...got a bit of a problem with the "at this moment in time".
> "Now" means as the NLP sentence is processed - the SYMBOLIC time
> at which the statement was made/read/processed. It isn't calculated
> as the number of seconds since some reference point, as in the
> Excel spreadsheet meaning of Now. Instead, it is a symbolic Now.
> My program reads a
> statement that is in present tense, and therefore records the
> statement in an RDB. The statement says "X is happening." Thus
> the RDB record for that statement uses the present value of "Now".
> It's the same Now that you use in Excel spreadsheets, but not
> Turned into a numeric value of time - instead, it's the symbol NOW.
> All statements in the present tense are recorded with the symbol "Now"
> as the time of occurrence. (02)
A VERY bad idea. Do this, then wait a year or so, then look in the
RDB. Does it still have "Now" as the time in a table entry? What does
"Now" mean now; that is, then? (03)
Type "valid transaction time" into Google and read some stuff before
Pat H (05)
>> Going extensional for individuals kinda walks you down the 4D path
>> (you can resist it, but the workarounds become horrendous). Which
>> means YOU today is a part of YOU this week, which is a part of YOU.
>> This is another reason why the categories I suggest might not work
>> as a
>> UHLO. 4D does seem to raise the hackles on some ontology folks.
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