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[ontolog-forum] Charles Fillmore died at age 84

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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:36:17 -0500
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Chuck Fillmore, who is widely known for his work on case grammar and
related issues, died at age 84.  George Lakoff wrote a very nice
summary of his life and work:    (01)

http://georgelakoff.com/2014/02/18/charles-fillmore-discoverer-of-frame-semantics-dies-in-sf-at-84-he-figured-out-how-framing-works/    (02)

I agree with almost all of what Lakoff wrote.  My only reservation
is his claim that all the great ideas in cognitive science were
invented in the past 40 years -- and usually in some group in
which he participated.    (03)

Fillmore certainly deserves a great deal of credit for his work on
case grammar.  But the following articles provide some background
on related work:    (04)

Minsky's 1974 article on frames (see the bibliography):    (05)

    http://web.media.mit.edu/~minsky/papers/Frames/frames.html    (06)

My article on semantic networks:    (07)

    http://www.jfsowa.com/pubs/semnet.htm    (08)

For my review of Lakoff's 1999 book (generally positive),
but with some criticism of his writing style:    (09)

    http://www.jfsowa.com/pubs/lakoff.htm    (010)

John    (011)

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