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Re: Mentographs a go-go

From: R.V.Guha <guha@alpiri.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 20:32:49 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3AF1F89F.346610CE@alpiri.com>
To: RDF-Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
With all due respect to Charles Sanders Pierce & Shank's work,
the RDF data model was in large part inspired by a combination
of Minsky's frames and traditional predicate logic (with arity
restrictions).

guha

Seth Russell wrote:

> 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
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