On 4/23/14 9:47 AM, John F Sowa wrote:
Phil's notation, Tala, is similar to DRS, EGs, and CGs in that it has
a fairly direct mapping to NLs and it uses symbols that have a closer
mapping to NL words and phrases than to URIs.
In fact, this is a point I have often made: URIs are useful for many
purposes, but they do *not* facilitate natural language understanding.
I also hope we don't have any literature relating to Linked Data,
RDF, Semantic Web etc., that creates an such misconception.
What all identifiers offer is the ability to denote.
What HTTP based Identifiers offer is the ability to denote and
lookup (de-reference) referent descriptions i.e., the digital
equivalent of a term.
It is *impossible* for anyone -- human or computer -- to relate a term
from an NL text to a URI that adequately represents that term until
*after* they have analyzed and understood the NL text.
That's also true. Thus, I am hoping (as stated above) that we don't
have literature wondering around the Web that infers otherwise :-)
Using the RDF language (system of signs, syntax, and semantics) via
Linked Data (HTTP URIs that denote while also providing description
lookup) one can de-reference an HTTP URI into an entity relations
graph, and from there (subject to software) apply reasoning and
 http://bit.ly/MyzbAh -- Class Equivalence based Reasoning &
 http://bit.ly/1gNw45f -- Using the British Royal Family data
from DBpedia to Demonstrate Inference & Reasoning
 http://bit.ly/1dr9mbj -- DBpedia Data Cleansing aided by
Inference & Reasoning .
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