The Wall Street Journal has a column
called “the Law Blog”
which could help create ontological theories about self interest based on
observations in law. The present issue is about patents, and the patent
changes passed recently into law.
There are also comments that reflect the
self interest of the participants, which express self interest on various
levels of evaluation, each subjective in construction.
Does anyone have suggestions about how to
describe self interest based on this use case? Any suggestions or
comments would be appreciated. The link is at:
The evolution of law, in this example,
patent law, could be traced from the early laws to the present, and the changes
could also be informative about how law changes reflect the interests of the
The reason I bring this article up is
Perhaps a legal ontology could be created
from this information by mining the text from that unifying point of view –
each party chooses behaviors that reflect their individual self interest(s).
Including self interest among the agents
should help explore and eventually explain the way the data is restructured
with English rules and facts, as well as algebraic and logical constraints.
That also makes it amenable to a discovery structure And/Or graph.
The discovery structure And/Or graph
provides an ordering of choices made by an ordering of agents. The Solution Forest produced by the And/Or search
algorithm is then available to be validated against a heuristic evaluation function.
Suppose the evaluation function is chosen from among the Solutions of the
And/Or search algorithm.
Validating the evidence would then be a
process of choosing the most useful, or least risky, or most probable, or least
fuzzy, or top ROI choice of solution subtree from the solution forest in the
If I am not making this clear, think of
the evaluation function in an And/Or search which uses a comparison between
alternative solution subtrees stored as a forest of trees within the And/Or
An evaluation of a filler for a role among
candidate fillers can organize the process by the preferred choice, so that the
choices are ordered (“become primary key indexes” if you prefer
database terminology) and the enumeration of the valuation or arrival order
becomes the primary key for new columns that can describe the various
properties of the enumerated objects. Once the primary key has been
constructed, the arrival order of each choice is already available, and
therefore could provide this key.
The And/Or graph in this example
establishes meaning from the various indexes, i.e., object enumerations. The
Self Interest Ontology generated by this process is represented by the
resulting And/Or graph, the extra columns associated with objects,
relationships, rules and other representations (TBD) are encoded as nodes and
arcs in the And/Or graph and the associated And/Or solution subtrees.
Iterating this algorithmic process will
lead the individual agent to automatically organize a corpus of
documents. Enumerating the iterations leads in turn to a recursion of
evaluation for newly discovered columns to reflect objects, such as choices, or
whatever substructures can be found through the And/Or search forest.
Thanks for any contributions; I am seeking
comments, critiques or suggestions – pick your appellation.
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
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