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Re: Contexts (not again!)

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2002 04:44:11 -0800
Message-ID: <3DC51A1B.8020100@robustai.net>
To: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
CC: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@cdepot.net>, RDF-Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Just for the record here is SethBot's current translation of the passage 
into Semenglish.

language: Semenglish
ThisMesage talkingFrom (SethBot Dictionary).

    type BackPack;
    label "Ready Ruck back pack";
    comment "The ideal pack for your most rugged adventures";
    productNumber "23456";
    packCapacity 45;
    usedFor Hiking.

language: English

That should, all software gremelins in order, round trip with DAML and 
McCullough's KR grammar below.  The point of Semenglish is the same as 
KR, to be as close to English as possible so that it is easy to read and 
write, and at the same time be interoperable with formal grammars. 
 Semenglish can lop off the namespaces because it alsway ~talks from~ 
some public or private dictionary.  This dictionary is maintained by a 
person or group of people (or agents).   In the dictionary the namespace 
of each word is known,  and its equivalences to other words in other 
namespaces are also known.

... thanks for the plug, Danny

Seth Russell

----- in response to ---
 Danny Ayers wrote:

>H i Richard,
>Thanks for the info.
>I don't know if you intended your reply to go to the list or not, but I'm
>sure this material will be of interest there, so I've quoted the key part
>below along with a snippet from your version of the DAML ontologies. The
>language [1] you're working on seems very similar to Seth Russell's
>Semenglish [2] and it's great to see that you've put together an application
>that uses it (I believe Seth's Sailor agents [3] understands some
>Semenglish). What language is it written in, btw?
>[1] http://www.volcano.net/~rhm/
>[2] http://robustai.net/mentography/semenglish.html
>[3] http://robustai.net/sailor/
>[4] http://www.volcano.net/~rhm/doc/KEtutorial.txt
>  I just joined this email group, so I haven't seen any of the
>  discussion you're talking about.
>  However, I've spent a lot of time working on context issues.
>  My view of context is a list of Statements (propositions).
>  I use an entity-characteristic-proposition hierarchy to
>  help organize & visualize the context.  Unlike RDF or other
>  XML-style languages, my KR language is English-like.
>  Click on "knowledge" below my name to access my web site
>  which includes the KR grammar and lots of examples.
>  # <!-- *****************INSTANCES***************** -->
>  #
>  # <ss:BackPack rdf:ID="ReadyRuck">
>  #   <rdfs:label>Ready Ruck back pack</rdfs:label>
>  #   <rdfs:comment>
>  #     The ideal pack for your most rugged adventures
>  #   </rdfs:comment>
>  #   <ss:productNumber>23456</ss:productNumber>
>  #   <ss:packCapacity>45</ss:packCapacity>
>  #   <ss:usedFor rdf:resource="#Hiking"/>
>  # </ss:BackPack>
>  ReadyRuck isu BackPack
>  ReadyRuck has
>      rdfs:label = "Ready Ruck back pack",
>      rdfs:comment = "The ideal pack for your most rugged adventures",
>      productNumber = 23456,
>      packCapacity = 45,
>      usedFor = Hiking
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