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Re: [ontolog-forum] Lost conceptions in decomposition. Thirds, Triadic r

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From: "Obrst, Leo J." <lobrst@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:45:02 +0000
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Ed wrote:    (01)

>And yes, that is the difference in our approaches.  In my case, it is
>compounded by my recent re-education in natural language processing,
>which leads me to believe that almost all active NLP projects use a
>Davidsonian model of events/occurrences.  This is in part a consequence of
>the (IMO ill-founded) academic love affair with RDF triples.  (As I recall, in 
>1970s, there was a similar popular notion that parses of formal languages
>would all be triples, with arguments about linked graphs vs. Polish notation
>structures.  But there was a camp, led (if I recall correctly) by Jeffrey Aho,
>who argued for "quads", as a representation powerful enough to capture the
>substance of any computational structure without requiring dyadic
>subterfuges.)    (02)

Ed,    (03)

I don't think the use of Davidsonian event-indexed semantics in NLP really has 
anything to do with RDF triples. I've been doing computational 
linguistics/semantics, in one form or another, for nearly 30 years, and 
RDF-factoring doesn't influence the choice/use of event-indexing.    (04)

Leo    (05)

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