I've had a lot of problems communicating with the members of
this forum. I just barely know how to speak your language, so
I have frequently used the wrong words to describe my ideas.
Today I will try to be extra careful with my wording, and stick
to the facts, without making any unprovable claims.
mKR is a hybrid combination of English and the UNIX shell
language. It has a well-defined grammar which is much
simpler than ordinary English. There is no conjugation of
verbs, no verb tenses, no singular and plural forms, etc.
Actions/commands and questions play an important role
in mKR; they are needed to describe how knowledge changes
over time. Most of the features of the UNIX shell (and the
Unicon) language are available in mKR; it really is a general
purpose programming language.
The most important feature of mKR is the naming of propositions.
The original purpose of this feature was simply to specify the
"view" context of a proposition. I only realized its greater
significance after talking with Pat Hayes and John Sowa about
the IKL language.
I myself don't quite know how to view the use of English words
in mKR. I think it makes the user interface more appealing.
As John recently remarked [my paraphrase here], the ability of
English speakers to redefine words according to context makes
English a very useful language.
As for proving the theoretical properties of this strange, hybrid
language -- good luck to anybody who can do it.
End of statement. Dick McCullough
Context Knowledge Systems
mKE and the mKR language