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Re: Semantic Web Research Ideas

From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@PioneerCA.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 08:47:27 -0700
Message-ID: <196DDD4AA18C498C9072D4728798C022@rhmlaptop>
To: "BarryDuffy" <bdiddy0@hotmail.com>
Cc: "Semantic Web at W3C" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "KR-language" <KR-language@YahooGroups.com>, "Cyclify Austin" <cyclify-austin@yahoogroups.com>, "Clinton Jeffery" <clint.jeffery@gmail.com>

Hi Barry

mKR is a general purpose knowledge representation language with tremendous
potential in all Semantic Web applications.  It has been largely ignored 
it is not a standard; languages like RDF, OWL are used instead.  I have 
campaigned against the "bad epistemology" in the latter languages, but my
arguments have been largely ignored.  The only comparable language is CycL,
and I am devoting my current efforts to interfacing with OpenCyc.

I have been successful in creating user-friendly interfaces to many 
bases including Stanford TAP, OpenCyc, IEEE SUMO, Google, Amazon.
Some of the details are documented in KR-language@yahoogroups.com.
Some details are documented in http://mKRmKE.org/doc/MKEtutorial.html.
My notes on theory & applications are available at

Theoretical properties of mKR -- complexity, decidability -- are unknown
(I wrote one email to Adam Pease with some general remarks).
Simple comparisons to other languages (relevant to language translation)
are available on my website.

Because mKR has received so little attention, you have a lot of freedom
in choosing what you want to do for a master's thesis.
I also think that you will enjoy programming in mKR.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "BarryDuffy" <bdiddy0@hotmail.com>
To: <semantic-web@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 3:03 PM
Subject: Semantic Web Research Ideas

> Hi folks,
>           I am currently undertaking an MSc in Software and Information
> Systems at NUI Galway, Ireland. I've started looking into the area of
> Semantic Web and would like to do my thesis in this field. I was hoping 
> some
> of the experts in the area would be able to give me some direction in my
> search for ideas.
> Any hints, tips, links or ideas would be appreciated.
> Kindest Regards,
> Barry.
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Dick McCullough
Ayn Rand do speak od mKR done;
mKE do enhance od Real Intelligence done;
knowledge := man do identify od existent done;
knowledge haspart proposition list;
Received on Tuesday, 26 August 2008 15:50:07 UTC

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