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Re: Mentographs a go-go

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 11:22:16 -0700
Message-ID: <004f01c0d3fe$02a69780$b17ba8c0@c1457248a.sttls1.wa.home.com>
To: "RDF-Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "Danny Ayers" <danny@panlanka.net>
Cc: <cg@cs.uah.edu>
From: "Danny Ayers" <danny@panlanka.net>

> Look what you've done now Seth, even TimBL's at it :
>
> http://www.w3.org/2001/04/roadmap/

Well, to be honest, I doubt that my efforts have even come on TimBl's radar
screen.   There has been a long tradition of representing knowledge with
labeled directed graphs starting (perhaps) with Charles Sanders Pierce. I
think John Sowa was the first to have popularized them, see [1].  But for
the record my mentography was heavily influenced not by Sowa's work, but my
Shank's Conceptual Dependency diagrams and was developed around 1978 when I
started working on CyberMind [2].   I discovered Sowa's and Pierce's work
two decades later around the time I published [3].

[1] http://www.bestweb.net/~sowa/cg/
[2] http://robustai.net/mentography/cmap_vs_sem.gif
[3] http://robustai.net/ai/symknow.htm

Seth
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2001 14:28:07 GMT

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