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Re: [ontolog-forum] web-syllogism-and-worldview

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From: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:10:42 -0700
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John    (01)

How about a language that uses synsets instead of words?
Do you know if anyone has researched that?    (02)

A synset is an equivalence class, similar to your
definition of proposition.    (03)

Dick McCullough
http://mkrmke.org    (04)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> The simple reason is that mathematics of any kind (including symbolic
> logic) makes statements with sharp, absolute criteria of precision.
> (Even fuzzy logic and probability theory make precise statements
> about fuzziness and probabilities.)  In the initial unsettled stages
> of research, such precision is impossible.  It's also impossible to
> quantify the exact amount of fuzziness.  That's why ordinary language
> is far better suited to the *development* of a theory than to the
> final statement of the theory.
>     (05)

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