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Re: Emergent Semantics

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 18:02:07 +0800
Message-ID: <CAMXe=SqMz4ooxzfUoZSTeMw_9dt9Jkw4ODCPJUwOX=hOkG_xWA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>
Cc: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-aikr@w3.org" <public-aikr@w3.org>
Adam

Greetings. I would like to broach, for discussion, emergence and emergent
> semantics.
>

 I am replying briefly, discussions have become a bit of a luxury


> We can envision data structures, e.g. trees and graphs, which contain
> recursive substructures, e.g. subtrees and subgraphs, such that each
> substructure can be adorned with semantic content.
>
For me, trees and graphs are more like visualization of data structures,
which consist
mostly of relations and constraints, but I did hard time in DB



> We can refer to this content which adorns structures and substructures as *emergent
> semantics*.
>
Well, again, for me content is not some kind of decoration, implied by the
verb 'adorn'

we may need to agree to key concepts and terms
but emergent semantics if of interest to me


>
>
> An example scenario is that of natural language where sentences are
> comprised of lexemes and where sentences are thought to have more semantic
> content than the sum of the semantic content of the lexemes.
>
please give sample scenario


> Another example is that of narratives, comprised of events, where
> narratives are thought to have more semantic content than the sum of the
> semantic content of the events which comprise a fabula.
>
>
>
such as?

> In the example of natural language, we can envision lexeme data structures
> as being adorned with semantics (collections of triples, quads or predicate
> calculus expressions) which indicate the meanings of the lexemes. We can
> envision phrases, containing and comprised of the lexemes, as being adorned
> with semantic content. We can envision sentences, containing phrases and
> lexemes, as being similarly adorned. Paragraphs, comprised of sentences,
> may, too, be adorned with emergent semantics—and so on.
>
>
>
> In the example of narratives, we can envision event data structures as
> being adorned with semantics which indicate the events’ meanings/contents.
> We can envision graphs of interrelated events as being adorned with
> emergent semantic content. We can envision graphs containing subgraphs of
> interrelated events – each structure and substructure adorned with emergent
> semantics.
>
>
>

Is there any interest here in emergent semantics?
>
I am interested in dynamic models,  but do not have resources to devote
(busy trying to meet deadlines the sad life of a grown up not yet retired
etc)
Could be useful if you d come up with a specific question-
I am interested in most things but have to narrow down dramatically

Could anybody recommend any hyperlinks or publications?
>
>
>
> You may have to do the searches. I am interested in understanding the
representation fo dynamic relationships of information, data etc
Especially interested in relation to learning and knowledge acquisition,
where
new concepts modify or replace  existing concept/axiom
etc

PDM




>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Adam Sobieski
>
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>
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