came across this very interesting quote:
ML> Semiotic Analysis, as practiced
here, involves the discovery and capture of generalizations about the way
Events influence each other. It is called "semiotic" because I
signs are Events, not Objects, although they may
be associated with "substance" Objects which participate in their
signs can stand for something because one part
of their occurrence (the sign's "form") influences another part (the
any pattern of
influence can be formulated in terms of signs; and
the long-established conceptual apparatus of
semiotics, once re-analyzed under this proposed ontology, is useful for the
understanding of any complex system (and its Descriptions)
Semiotic Analysis may proceed using the Event Classes
already discovered, but it may also lead to the discovery of additional Classes
based on the patterns of influence discovered.
This quote came from a page at http://www.polymathix.com/papers/socs-upper.html
where Mark P. Line has posted an ontology comprised of just objects and events
at the top level.
not familiar with using signs postulated as events, that leaves open new
areas. Has anyone else gotten involved in this way of applying ontologies?
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com